Questions tagged [fraud]

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What if a counterfeit check had no mistakes or errors?

Last year my uncle came to learn that someone was able to draw out $15,000 from his account. This guy was good. Someone successfully made replicas of the checks my uncle would use. The placement was ...
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Financial crime involving reporting a higher price than paid, receiving reimbursement, and pocketing the difference

Here's a very simple example of the crime I'm describing: A company has a policy of reimbursing salesmen for money spent on things intended to build relationships with potential clients: dinners, golf ...
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I saw the place and have a signed agreement, might this still be scam?

Note: This is happening in Germany so the relevant document is in German. Translations to English are my own. TLDR: After visiting a place the landlord and I signed a document "Protokoll des ...
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Selling a bike, they offered to buy it through a courier; how does this scam work? [duplicate]

My sister is selling her old dirt bike through Gumtree. She got an email this morning saying the following: Cheers for the prompt responses! please consider it sold and cancel every other appointment ...
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What can someone do with a stolen wallet for a few seconds?

I was recently in the gym and left my keys, phone and wallet together on top of my jumper. I took my eyes off of them for maybe 5 seconds, which I now know is too long, whilst I went and got some more ...
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What protection is offered to payment of 1 week holding deposit

I am based out of London, Great Britain. We came to the UK last month and are a bit in-experienced with the UK market. Me and my wife are currently viewing properties around the London area and came a ...
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I thought I was a boat owner with a loan, only to find out I was used as a cosigner. What are my rights? [closed]

I thought I purchased a boat. I signed the paperwork as a borrower, only to find out I was used as a cosigner. He filed for divorce and took off with the boat. He is always 2 payments behind. What are ...
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How can I verify that an investment advisor is not a ponzi scheme if I do not trust the auditor?

In general, clients can trust that their investment advisor is not executing a ponzi scheme based on the reputations of the advisor's auditors. One of Wealthfront's auditors (EY) has recently lost a ...
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So I was used as a money mule and now I have a CIFAS marker I desperately need to get rid off?

so some time back I was used as a money mule without realising by someone I trusted very much. Once he had everything he wanted (money) he then blocked me leaving me with a debt of more than £5000. I ...
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Veterans Disability Awards [closed]

In Canada, is it OK for my spouse to "gift" my disability awards to her friend? Looking at close to $356,521.00 between 2011-2017. This "friend" was a co-worker of mine in the ...
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Where do I report a scam text like this?

I know this is a fake. I would like to know who I can report this text to. A "Government Official" is asking for help to move &18.5M out of Lybia, 30% will be for me.
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risk on selling home and never receiving funds from settlement company

I was about to sell a home where I have good equity, my question is what are the chances that settlement company never pays me the proceeds and runs away/abscond. I see there is FDIC insurance for ...
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What happens with fraudulent transactions on my credit card? Do the fraudsters win, at the expense of the bank?

I have a credit card account with Barclaycard in the UK. A few weeks back, I wasn't able to log in to view my account online. I called them, and they said the account had been locked due to some ...
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Detected fraudulent charges to my account but I cannot close the card until another payment goes through

Today I detected two charges to my card, both on the same day. I called my bank (chase) but the only solution offered was to block and close the card. However, I am currently doing some processes ...
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How do “cash giveaway” scams on Twitter work? [duplicate]

I noticed that some people are giving away cash to "first 500 to re-tweet this" or something like that. Sometimes it looks legitimate, e.g., the account is verified, old, and has real ...
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Is being asked to pay for business supplies via Bitcoin an employment scam?

I applied online for a job, but my profile does not involve my qualifications, only my age and my name. The next day an email was sent to me by a company based in Florida. I was hesitant at first to ...
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Check Cashed By someone else [duplicate]

I am facing one weird situation. I am about receive check for my kid’s summer camp refund. Summer camp agency issued a check and it was never delivered to me. When I contact them they said its ...
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My broker brother-in-law and sister managed my father's stock and estimated million dollars disappeared before his passing [closed]

My broker brother-in-law and sister managed my father's stock. I know he made illegal trades and used my fathers account to buy sell trade to cover his purchases. He was fired from three companies for ...
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Is using a firewall debit card (curve) a good solution to protect my main credit card?

I'm using Curve, a physical debit card that connects all your credit and debit cards in one and let you decide which one to use at each transaction by using its own app. I've used it with my lower ...
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Is it possible to steal money from an account/card by knowing only the card number and PIN?

I have an ATM card, it is a local bank issued card without any international payment service like Visa, MasterCard or such. If someone knows only the 16 numbers on the card and the PIN (and also ...
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Invested 600 , now cot is required to release payments

I invested 300 with this company Called CRYPTOPAIDOPTIONS and Option Flix. My concern is they are asking for cot to be sent to them before sending my payout . While another company name Alis Capital ...
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Asked to carry out cash purchases of collector coins - Is this a scam?

I have learned that a person (A) I know is being asked to carry out cash purchases of expensive coins by their neighbour (B) under the pretense of working close to the (brick-and-mortar) store which ...
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Scammed by Boiler Room & Now Fake German Law Firm - LAWMUC Rechtsanwälte & Kanzlei Herfurtner

Late last year I invested heavily in what is now apparently a "Boiler Room" run by Foley Asset Management. After trying to find any way to get my money back I came across a law firm "Herfurtner ...
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unordered merchandise [closed]

I received a bunch of items from wish.com that i did not order. I messaged wish and they said the name and address were from me so I'd have to return them to get my money back. I put return to sender ...
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What are the risks of using money sent to you by a scammer, once the transaction is irreversible

Take as a premise for this question, that there does exist some process by which you can get a bank to confirm that a transfer is completely valid and irreversible. See here for any discussion of that ...
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How to verify that money transferred to you is really and irreversibly yours [duplicate]

There are countless examples of the overpayment scam on this StackExchange. Whereby the victim believes that they've been sent money and is asked to send some of it elsewhere, and then the original ...
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Paypal Credit account charged and repaid by unknown party. I reported it, and PayPal sent ME a check. Do I need to do anything else?

I apparently set up a Paypal Credit account years ago (when it was called BillMeLater) and forgot about it. Last year I started receiving emails "Statement balance" and "Payment received!" Checking ...
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can I file a small claims court to get a wire transfer reversed due to fraud?

Wired $7,175 to a fraudulent website to TCF bank. It's been 7 months now and neither bank will help me.
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Stranger sent me $12,100

I have a small landscaping business and I advertised through Facebook. Some guy reached out to me via text message, asking me to do a job for him. He asked for a quote for installing sod in his ...
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I shared my bank account number and my name, can they drain my account?

I shared my bank account number and my name with my gmail info with an online trading company. Do I need to worry? Can they drain my bank account?
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Why am I not on my checkbooks bank account?

My boyfriend says that he added me to his Wells Fargo account and I received 5 checkbooks, a balance book and wallet from Wells Fargo. Packaging appeared official but when I went to the bank they said ...
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Is my sugar mamma scamming me [duplicate]

So I like an idiot wanted to make money and fast so I picked a sugar mamma who I then gave access to my online banking. **After! Agreeing to an amount of 300$ ** she then told me she was going to need ...
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What is the goal of this spam?

I'm working In sales for one company and we usually recieve a couple of mails like this per month: Good Day!! This is [Person] from [Company] in [Location] We find out that your product are very ...
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Scammer gave me their banking info. What can go wrong? [duplicate]

I see would-be scammers all over the place trying to get my personal info. You know, they want to be generous and pay off my debt or be my sugar momma. They're all so terribly obvious. But a would-be ...
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What can I do when I get a call I think is a Social Security scam?

I received a phone call representing themselves as an SSI officer telling me that my disability payments will be canceled. They said I did fraud in Texas. I asked them what name they have; they could ...
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Fraud of HMRC check?

I have quick question. I have been informed by HMRC that I overpaid income tax. However, I never received any check in post. It turns out it happened not long after I moved form, one address to ...
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Who can you report wire fraud to?

Today I found that someone had accessed my brokerage account, added an external account, and transferred out thousands of dollars. This is wire fraud. While I'm not concerned about the return of the ...
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Is Saikyo Sakura Assets Holding a legit company?

Today I got a cold call from an alleged representative of Saikyo Sakura Assets offering me a trading opportunity. At first I was very skeptical as this raised several red flags, but I am also ...
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Why do US banks cash cheques without verifying them first with the issuing bank?

This is my first question on this site and may be a weird one. Thank you for being gentle and telling me if I'm off. My question is simple, but I'm guessing that the answer probably isn't. Also, ...
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Friend sent me $6500 through his company and told me just to send it back

I started helping out my friend's business a couple of months ago as a part-time worker. He's been paying me hourly through square. Couple of days ago he told me that he'll be sending me $6500 from ...
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How to prevent credit card number from being stolen?

I have a small business, and my credit card number for the business was recently stolen and used for two purchases: (1) a burger place in my home town of Boston and (2) a Walmart in Arkansas. I was ...
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Where's the scam in this bank fraud call?

Callee C, in the United States, receives a text message nominally from Bank B's fraud center, from a short SMS code, noting first that it's a "FreeMSG" asking about a particular purchase; "If valid ...
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Check if a financial firm/advisor is fraudulent/a scam in the UK (with an example)

I'm trying to understand the steps to follow to check if a financial firm/advisor is actually a scammer. For simplicity, lets stick to The UK. I have found that there is something called Financial ...
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Protection laws against fraud when investing in ETFs and/or index funds

I would like to understand what protection provides the law against frauds like Ponzi fraud scheme when investing in ETFs and index funds. Quick note: When I say 'fraud' I mean actual fraudulent ...
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Fraud or not: a stranger wants to transfer a lot of money to me [duplicate]

I have recently received an email from a stranger that says she wants to send me a big deal of money for some specific reason and she said that she has talked to the bank (Banque Atlantique Groupe ...
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Money is credited from unknown source

If money is credited from unknown source is it legally binding to inform the bank?
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Could anyone explain these kinds of transactions on paypal?

From the following transaction history, we could see that Despiau Bruno (Probably fake name) added 229.22 USD to my paypal account. Then he, without my knowledge, use it to buy 225x Kaspersky Internet ...
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Insurance for my brokerage held investments

This is not about protecting the VALUE of my investments against market fluctuations, stock prices drop ...etc. What I am looking for is to protect my investments in shares and options that I am ...
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99.9% sure I have someone trying to scam me but have a few questions [closed]

So this girl messaged me last week just to talk or whatever, one thing lead to another and we started chatting on the phone. She “lives” 9 hours away from me and very very quickly developed a romantic ...

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