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The Kidnapping Scam

Imagine going about your daily routine when suddenly, you receive a phone call that shatters your existence. A voice on the other line informs you that they are at the scene of a car accident. They ask if you have a child that was driving. Panicked, you unwittingly provide the very details needed to pull off this scam. read more

 

Phishing, Spear Phishing, & Whaling Attacks

Many people are already aware of “phishing” scams where fraudulent e-mails that appear to be from a legitimate source induce victims to reveal personal information. Phishing emails commonly masquerade as communication from banks, credit card companies, or popular online vendors. read more

 

The Charity Scam

Americans give more money to charity than any other country in the world. It is sad, but not surprising that criminals both here and abroad will try to take advantage of our generous spirit. Charity scams are popular around the winter holiday season and whenever there is a national or international tragedy. This scam involves the collection of monies under the pretense of charitable giving. They are particularly harmful because in defrauding the giver, they also deprive the intended recipient(s). read more

 

The Computer Virus Scam

This scam typically takes advantage of the elderly or people who are not computer savvy. A telephone scammer (usually from a distant state like California) contacts a resident to inform them that their computer has been infected with a virus. The scammer may claim to work for “Windows”, “Microsoft” or some other reputable computer company. read more

 

The IRS Phishing Scam

There are a variety of IRS scams that are popular around tax time. One such scam involves “phishing”, where fraudulent e-mails purporting to be from a legitimate source induce victims to reveal personal information. Phishing emails commonly masquerade as communication from banks, credit card companies, or popular online vendors. read more

 

The Flim-Flam Lottery Scam

This lottery scam is an updated version of a common flim-flam scheme involving a found wallet filled with cash. In this scam, the victim is approached in a public place like a parking lot or shopping center by someone claiming to be a lottery winner. read more

 

The Work-From-Home Fake Check Scam (AKA mystery shopper scam)

This scam is growing in popularity as more people are out of work or experiencing financial difficulties. The scam begins by posting a resume online or applying for a “too-good-to-be-true” job opportunity.  read more

 

Foreign Lottery Scam

Imagine what you can lose in a foreign lottery scam? More than just the odds are against you..! read more

 

The Fake Check Scam Online

Scam can be triggered by a variety of online activities such as posting an ad on craigslist or listing/bidding on eBay. In other instances, victims are seemingly targeted at random and are contacted via email or receive an unsolicited check in the mail. read more

 

Relative in Jail Scam

The Relative in Jail Scam targets elderly residents by a telephone scammer pretending to be a relative, usually a grandson. Scammers sometimes locate their elderly victims using a phone book to look for people with older sounding names (e.g. Ethel, Henry). read more