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any question related to scams where funds are siphoned off innocent victims by one way or other. Related tags "fraud"

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How to deal with a scam? (UK)

Not sure if this is the best place to ask the question. It's kind of related to finances. I somehow got tangled into a scam (in my opinion) called completesavings.co.uk I found out that somehow 3 ...
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Is this work legal? Someone promises payment for converting money transfers to Bitcoin

An online company hired my friend as an account assistant. They told him they are a business consulting firm, and that they need an account assistant in every area. His job is the following: Some ...
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Foreign money comes to my account

A foreign friend wants to help me by transferring money to my savings account. I got an email from RBI telling me go for online procedure through a link. After completing 3 out of 2 steps, asking me ...
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How does this dating site scam work? [closed]

First of all, it's a scam. "Is this a scam" questions on here always are. I just don't understand how the moving pieces work. I was approached on a dating site by an attractive person. This person's ...
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Do I have to transfer money to a USA bank for the release of a inheritance fund into my bank?

My Grandmother from USA gave me all her inheritance. Now in order for me to get the fund in my bank they are asking me to transfer 1000 USD to the bank.
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Is it possible to get scammed when buying using PayPal?

I bought a small piece of electronics for around 200€ on ebay-kleinanzeigen, the german equivalent of craigslist. The seller seemed honest and we agreed on him shipping the goods and me paying through ...
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Someone wants to send me cash by DHL. How's this scam supposed to work?

This raises a bunch of red flags (also confirmed by googling the email address it came from), but I don't quite understand how this scam is actually supposed to work. So, here it goes: I put up an ad ...
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Sugar daddy wants my online banking login info to make deposits — is it a scam?

Someone is offering to pay me in a sort of sugar daddy/sugar baby arrangement. They want to make online deposits to me, and they're asking me for my online banking username and password. Is that ...
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Neighbor is being scammed by an online romance scam - What can I do? [closed]

I hope this is the correct forum for this query. Anyhow, I have a next door neighbor who is currently being scammed. I know this because the person scamming her is passing himself off as Johnny Depp (...
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RAM Solutions Group [duplicate]

I have received a phone call from RAM SOLUTIONS GROUP offering to buy my shares at a higher price than I paid, they later sent me a email with an offer for this stock, in the past i was contacted by ...
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What's the scam? [duplicate]

Two strangers have sent us money to our paypal account in the past week; the total is almost $700. What kind of a scam is this? I've had no contact with either of these people; the money just appeared ...
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Random and anonymous `western union´money transfers into my account, is it a scam?

Two months ago I received a money transfer of around 200 € into my account from a company called Custom House Financial UK, which turns out to be an affiliate of Western Union (ie. they do money ...
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Is this $200 “welcome money” (from a major bank) some sort of scam?

I googled around (this in the US) about "bank accounts you can open online", I noticed: https://www.us.hsbc.com/checking-accounts/campaigns/offer-2018/#advance-checking-details Notice they will (...
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What should I expect when receiving a very large sum in a domestic wire transfer into my bank account?

I am anticipating receiving a very large sum of money in a domestic wire transfer between banks into my personal bank account from a domestic company's business account. What should I expect once the ...
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Military man says he's in Syria he is working for US Army

How and what do I need to do. I did give my information on a credit card. He paid off my card and then asked me to get him itunes 100 dollars each of the full amount and send him the money. Is this a ...
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Someone's asking me to transfer money from their bank account using their login information. Is this a scam?

A person that I met recently has asked me if I could make some payments in his name. He's offshore and has bad signal. He would give me his account details, bank account, and password. Is this a scam?...
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Cold email from DeVere Germany, who are they?

I recently received an email out of the blue from deVere Germany talking about my UK pension and Brexit. I've never had contact with the company before and never gave out my email to them. Apparently ...
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Potential debt collection scam from National Credit Systems?

Yesterday I received a letter in the mail from an organization called National Credit Systems. In the letter, they say that I owe them $230 to the apartment manager that I rented from 3 years ago. I ...
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What could a scammer do with just my signature?

I signed a form, and now I'm trying to decide whether I fell for a scam or not. Whatever way I look at the situation, it doesn't make any sense to me, so I'm wondering if anyone else has more insight ...
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How do I protect myself if a scammer has my name, email, state and birthdate? [duplicate]

I gave a scammer my first and last name, gmail and birthdate. How can I protect myself from credit card and loan theft?
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How can “can you hear me?” phone scammers attack me without any lines of credit?

I answered the phone to a very convincing voice that was breaking up, and the person asked "can you hear me"? Only after I said "yes" did I realize that it was either a very lifelike robot or a very ...
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How does this money-transfer scam work?

I'm in the market for an apartment on Craigslist, and a person emailed me with a too-good-to-be-true offer for an apartment that I can't visit because he happens to be out of the country. He then told ...
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Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Purchase: Dealer 'Certification' fee?

I believe I've been had in what seems like one of the most genius negotiating moves I've ever seen. I went to see this 2016 Nissan Versa S, priced at roughly 10k for 20k miles. It was exactly where ...
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Ram Solutions Group, genuine or scammer?

I have received an email from RAM SOLUTIONS GROUP offering to buy my shares at a higher price than I paid. How do I check this company is genuine?
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What's this “collections” scam?

An acquaintance's child got this text on their phone... (The web site looked fake to me - but I may be wrong. Even if the web site or company is not fake, it seems very strange - no name, etc. And ...
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Please help: Is it safe to give this personal and banking information to someone? [closed]

Is it safe to give this information to someone? Name of Account Holder: Name of Bank: Bank Account Number: Address of the Bank Branch: Bank Swift Code: Phone Number of ...
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Tax reform bill: Is a section 11042 “consumer rebate” of $3700 legit, or a scam?

A question was presented earlier on this site regarding section 11042 'a consumer rebate for $3700.00.' I suspect this question was generated from the following page: https://pro.oxfordclub.com/p/...
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Is this broker a scam?

I was contacted by a 'broker' in January, they said they're based in Switzerland (I'm based in the UK), and they asked to invest some money (as minimum as $1000). They told me that my platform would ...
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eBay user with very high feedback score has lots of feedback from defunct accounts - suspicious? [closed]

I recently sold a very rare, out of print set of DVDs on eBay UK. I had them advertised for 3 days at a price most people would be amazed at (the value was in line with their price elsewhere). Anyway,...
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Private Bank requesting user name and password to verify identity before sending money to acct

I have been asked to provide my user name and password, so my fiance' can have his bank, Macoto, verify my identity, before they will send the funds. Does this sound right? I figure if he gives the ok,...
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I am an EU resident being contacted about stock I own in a defunct company by a supposedly US based lawyer, is this a scam?

I am based in the EU, so I have very little knowledge of how the US legal system works. I have been contacted by a "law firm" in the US about a financial issue: a company in which I own a small ...
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Gave my full name, age, office address and mobile number to a probable scammer [duplicate]

What's the worst that can happen if I have given my name, office address, age and mobile number to a person who was most probably a scammer? I'm still not sure, it was scam, because emails were very ...
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How does this example of fake certificate of deposit fraud work?

This article mentions a method of fraud that yielded $2,000,000 from fake certificates of deposit. That didn’t stop Beane from following the video’s advice and using fake accounts to create $30 ...
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Any risk in providing bank account number routing number along with name and DOB? [duplicate]

I applied to a remote job on indeed North America (job listing had Louisville, KY as location), and overnight , without interview, they gave me an offer letter saying I was selected and I'll be a part ...
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How to be sure that a payment cannot be reverted?

Many scam schemes are based upon sending some money to the victim and make them forward it. Then the first transaction is reverted and the victim has to take the loss. The concept of the reversibility ...
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Possible Rental Scam

I have noticed in my area there are a ton of people advertising rooms for rent, where someone owns a large 3 or 4 bedroom home and is trying to rent the rooms out. These are usually advertised at $...
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Selling online - Is private transportation indicative of a scam? Does PayPal make it safe?

I'm in the process of selling some furniture online. I use a website called dba.dk, which is the Danish equivalent of eBay (it was actually bought by eBay some years ago). The website is mainstream (...
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Scam with personal information

I am trying to purchase a vehicle via craigslist and the alleged owner has moved and claims to have registered the vehicle with eBay motors. The alleged owner has claimed that my full name, address &...
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Collections calling thanks to BioLife. Is this a scam?

My father just received a phone call from collections saying he owes $650 for a product he purchased in 2015. We thought it was a scam call at first but they seemed to have his personal information ...
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How long until a Vending Machine pays itself back?

In our office, we currently have the option to pay into a subsidised Vending Machine, mainly intended to dispense snacks and drinks in a nearby public location. We would come to own a percentage of ...
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Detangle this potential scam?

My cousin [we'll call him Chuck] has gotten involved with an investment "tutor" [we'll call him Tim] that has "hired" Chuck to make investments for Tim. From what I understand, Tim allows Chuck to ...
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Scamming an investor by offering a quick sale of a property at her named price

My mother-in-law was approached by an old friend who she hadn't heard from in a couple of years with a "business proposition" which is almost certainly a scam. I don't really understand how the scam ...
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Am I being scammed?

A friend of mine who recently got involved with some money hooked me up with a person and they asked for my debit card and account information. If you’re getting money transferred to you does that ...
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CitiBank CC application

I have applied for a Citibank CC to consolidate my other 2 cc. This was a recommendation by Credit Karma. I am working on my credit as it is not the greatest. I have received a letter from Citibank ...
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Two similiar music chest web shops with the same products and no impressum - both are a fraud? [closed]

I wanted to buy a tiny litte music box as a present for christmas since I discovered an advertisement of this website on Facebook: https://www.musicchests.com/ This is their facebook page btw: https://...
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Why does L & L Energy continue to trade OTC even though it's been defunct for years and its former CEO is in jail?

L & L Energy (LLEN) continues to trade OTC even though the company closed. The former CEO, Dickson Lee, is in jail for securities fraud. Why does LLEN linger on OTC year after year? Can stock ...
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Depositing and withdrawing money from another account to avoid ATM fee

Somebody I know asked to deposit money into my checking account so I could withdraw the money and let the person avoid their ATM fee (we have different banks). I am uncomfortable with doing so. ...
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its is true that he want help me? [duplicate]

yesterday i got pm by online buyer for gold coin from oversea, and he want my id picture for security he said..but the deal is canceled because his manager not interested at that coin..today he said ...
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us citizen receiving bank transfer from foreign boyfriend

I have a boyfriend from India who has funds in Singapore and he wants to transfer several million dollars to my bank account before he comes to the US on a visitor visa. We hope to get married when ...
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Is it likely that a London office of a US-based broker will have an SEC Officer 'in-house'?

Is it likely that the London office of a US-based broker will have an SEC Officer 'in-house'? This is in regard to confirming a purchase with the company. The call time was between 3am and 4am London ...