Scams and Frauds
Acai Berry Scam

Acai berry scam

Using bogus claims, fake testimonials and slick marketing tricks, companies have sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of acai berry supplements. They often use the “free trial offer” to snag customers

Adoption Fraud

Adoption fraud

Being a target of adoption scam can be emotionally draining and devastating in many forms, that is why you should always be patient and do your due diligence every step of the way when planning to adopt. These adoption frauds can happen any time of the day and through any platform, even when professionals are involved, hence, it is a must to be alert and attentive.

Affinity Scam

Affinity scam

Scammers leave no stone unturned to pitch out money from innocent individuals who are not aware of fraudsters who exist only to swindle money. One such type of scam is the affinity scam. This scam is related to money, investments and financial instruments.

Application Scam

Application scam

Every year an impressively large number of application forms are received in every sector as a selection tool

Astrology Scam

Astrology scam

Don't pay someone to light candles for you to ward off evil spells or do rituals on your behalf. This is the ultimate scam that can escalate into hundreds of dollars of extortion by means of intimidation. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't -- so get the heck out of there

Bank Refund Scams

Bank refund scams

Hundreds of scams are doing the rounds in the world and the scammers use sophisticated methods such as mails, phones and other communication mediums as a weapon to trick the innocent people

Banking and Phishing Scams

Banking and phishing scams

With digitization and e-money entering into the picture, there is an increased risk of banking scams.

Bond Scams

Bond scams

Share market business is an excellent platform to build an income for any enthusiastic investors, who have good knowledge about the business and genuine stock brokers but in most cases, people are ditched by scam brokers becoming a victim of bond scams.

Botnet Scams

Botnet scams

Scammers those are highly technical savvy attack the computers of millions of users without their knowledge and hijack the important data that are stored in the main folders and on the servers.

Business Opportunity scams

Business opportunity scams

Being self-employed not only gives independence from employers, but they are rewarding financially.

Business Scams

Business scams

Scamming activities are in the rise on the internet and hundreds of innocent people have lost their money to the scammers those who are operating illegally from the third world or several other countries.

Buying Car Scams

Buying car scams

Life is too good only for the people who have not fallen prey to the scammers.

Call Center Scams

Call center scams

Scams are the uninvited guests that visit you in one way or the other, taking several forms and never leave you off until you have empty pockets.

Cash Point Scams

Cash point scams

Crooks are waiting to deceive you through cash point scam- beware.

Casting Call Scams

Casting call scams

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Charitable Publication Scams

Charitable publication scams

Scammers those who are operating from different destinations often use unique techniques or methods to swindle the hard earned money of the individuals.

Charity Scams

Charity scams

There are still people in this world with generous mind and open heart to help the needy but some cruel scammers take advantage of their philanthropic nature and make them a victim of charity scams.

Check Overpayment Scams

Check overpayment scams

In the check overpayment scam, the person to whom you're doing business with sends you a check for more than the amount they owe you, and then instructs you to wire the balance amount back to them.

Child Benefit Scams

Child benefit scams

Scams related to child benefit are steadily increasing and the public have to be very careful while opening these mails or while reply to it.

Courier Scams

Courier scams

You may get called on your mobile or landline by someone who claims to be from your bank or the police. They say their systems have spotted a fraudulent payment on your card or it is due to expire and needs to be replaced

Craigslist Scams

Craigslist scams

Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts. Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person. Beware offers involving shipping - deal with locals you can meet in person. Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) - anyone who asks you to is a scammer. Don't accept cashier/certified checks or money orders - banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible. Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a "guarantee"".

Dating Scams

Dating scams

Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions. They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.

Employment Scams

Employment scams

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn't the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it's likely a scam.

Facebook Scams

Facebook scams

Similar to email spam, one way to stop Facebook spam from distribution is to be trained about malware and phishing messages. Know how to mark them and also make known yourself with how these Facebook spam messages work

Internet Scams

Internet scams

Internet Scam is the term used for any online fraud done through the use of computer or the internet. This may involve using of sophisticatedly designed technological tools that are designed to access a secure connection.

Investment Scams

Investment scams

These are schemes cleverly designed to trick people out of their money by promising high returns on an investment. Investment scams are promoted on the internet

Kidney Scams

Kidney scams

Kidneys from most of the victims, who were the poor hailing from the nearby western Uttar Pradesh, were transplanted into clients from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Greece. The police raid was prompted by complaints by the locals from Moradabad about illegal kidney sales. The man accused of the scandal, Amit Kumar, was arrested in Nepal on 7 February 2008 and has denied any hand in criminal activity.

Lottery Scams

Lottery scams

A lottery scam is a type of advance-fee fraud which begins with an unexpected email notification, phone call, or mailing (sometimes including a large check) explaining that "You have won!"" a large sum of money in a lottery."

Love Scams

Love scams

Love scammers pretend to be looking for love, engage the affection of their possible victims by using photos from the internet to present a gorgeous view of themselves.

Nigerian Letter Scam

Nigerian letter scam

Nigerian scammers send letters to prospective people asking for donation to fight evil government or other noble causes in Africa. Once the recipient shows interest, scammers directly ask for their bank account

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams

Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.

Pyramid Ponzi Scam

Pyramid ponzi scam

The main characteristic of a pyramid selling scheme is that earning money and gaining promotion within the scheme depends primarily on recruiting new people to the scheme, and those new people recruiting more people into the scheme, and these new people recruiting more people, and so on.

Rental Scams

Rental scams

Scammers fix their own cost of prices for the luxury apartments and homes mostly at a price that is lower than the market price.

Transport Scams

Transport scams

Auto transport has a high turnover rate, with numerous organizations coming up short after the first year or two.