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Questions tagged [scams]

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

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Free Money Payroll from Ghost Accounts [duplicate]

My friend said he knows this guy who will deposit money into my Chase bank account. The only requirements being that I have had the account for over 4 months and my balance is not negative. His name ...
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Share a post in hopes for money on social media

Since a couple of weeks a friend of mine is sharing stuff like: "when this gets shared X times the first/random X persons get 1000$"(or more), most likely in the hopes of easy money. I'm highly ...
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Someone wants me to use my credit card at a card-only gas/petrol pump in return for cash

I was at a petrol station in rural New Zealand at the weekend which only accepted payment via the automated card reader on the forecourt. After I had filled up, a young woman approached me and asked ...
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Receiving questionable money Email Transfer [duplicate]

I have recently been offer a job as Account Technician, it's all done online. The job seems true with job search out and a decent webpage. My question is they want me to accept money thru Bitcoin or ...
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Accepted term for internet marketing scam/scheme

There's a lot of people out there who claim to have made millions selling stuff on the internet. They have a good rags-to-riches story and they wish to share their secrets with you. Except they're ...
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Someone stated that my uncle died in Canada and there is money for me [duplicate]

Someone contacted me and said that someone with a similar last name died and left me a large amount of money. He gave me information and forms from a bank, and other pertinent information. I then ...
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Cheaper in absolute sense to buy more?

I recently talked to my ISP. I am paying ~80 USD/mo for telephone service. If I purchase DSL + telephone service, other than a one off equipment charge I will pay ~60 USD/mo total. This without any ...
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Fell For Fake Sugar Daddy. How do I get out

I fell on hard times and for the first time I attempted to get a sugar daddy. He asked for my bank account log in info and reluctantly I gave it to him like a dumbass even though I knew I shouldn't ...
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Internationa Grant Fraud scam [duplicate]

I got an text from a "friend" her photo visible stating she got a substantial amount of money from an international monetary fund project to help seniors, retirees, unemployed, etc. Just had to ...
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Someone wants to pay off my credit card bills. Am I being scammed? [duplicate]

The person in question is my sugar mother and she doesn't want any of my information, she's offering me her bank account # and she sent me a picture of her ID to prove that she's who she claims to be(...
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Does changing debit card protect me from a scammer?

In case I have given out my CVV on the back of my debit card to a call deal that I got (so I did not call the dealer), and in case I change my current debit card worried about a scam, can the dealer ...
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Buying business product for a business associate that's abroad

I was wondering if there's any legalities regarding the purchasing of product for a business associate that is abroad? I would buy the product and he would reimburse me the money. The products are ...
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A person ask you for money to help with a business problem in another country, you feel is trying to scam you, but you want proof, what can you do?

At first the person spent a long time developing a relationship. Then one day he started to talk about the company he works for. He had a mix up on supplies and due to this error, the company lost ...
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Is Wish.com trustworthy and worth it? [closed]

I don't know if this question belongs here. Heck, I don't know where else it would go. Please inform me where it would further benefit others, or if it's simply off-topic. I am interested in making ...
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Educating others that they may be investing in a scam

I’m not sure if this should be here or at interpersonal skills but there is currently a company in the Philippines asking people to invest and to me, in my opinion it smells like a Ponzi scheme. ...
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How can a check duplication scam like this work? [duplicate]

So, I saw this report titled “The Remington Rip-Off? Company Denies Its Promises to Inspire Youth Cost Unsuspecting Older People Thousands of Dollars” on NY1—a local, reputable news organization in ...
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Are the “personal loan” entities legit or a bit bogus?

In the US, it's great to get many spectacular PERSONAL LOAN OFFERS in the mail. Wow! Many companies such as sofi.com and figure.com pump these. I am wondering (1) Are these generally seen as "a ...
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Victim of being used as money mule. What should I do next?

Between June-July 2018, an Instagram page called 247cashouts messaged me on Instagram asking if I wanted to make some extra money. He told me the way it would work is; he collects money from ...
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Is she trying to scam me or is it real love

I met this girl online. She wants me to sign up to an online bank called find Finn. She is going to put three or five thousand dollars in it to buy a plane ticket to come to see me and to get our ...
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A deal in own country not by cheque or online only by cash

I am a freelancer developer. I just met a client who lived in USA. He has offered to hire me. Here's the catch. The client said: "I have been warned by my bank not to pay by cheque or make any ...
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Why is a friend asking me to make multiple Money Gram transfers in my name using his money?

For the past few months, someone that I know casually is sending money to the Philippines every 2 to 3 days. He mentioned that the money is going to his family so that they can use it to travel to ...
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A man wants to send me money

A man from Dubai (I’m from Spain) I just met through Instagram wants to send me money and even offered to pay my rent in the future. He says he does it because he has too much money and he want to ...
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Two Craigslist “Buyers” were trying to scam me [duplicate]

I posted an item I was selling on Craigslist. This is two different buyers who want to buy my item. One was $150 and the other was $100. And these two separate buyer had sent me a check that was over $...
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Contractor wants client to open checking account

I recently heard about a construction contractor who's building a house for someone, and this contractor wants the client to open a checking account with the contractor's name on it so that the ...
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If I have given my bank details to someone by email what should I do now? [duplicate]

I have given someone my bank account details including my home address and phone number by email, supposedly so that money can be transferred into my account. I am now quite sure this is a scam. ...
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How do Scammers Know What Bank I Use?

I got a letter today from "Credit Fraud Detection" in Ohio claiming that they have detected fraudulent activity on my account. They also tried to call my cellphone but I didn't answer. Since this isn'...
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Online store buyer trying to scam

Good day, I posted an item on OLX and somebody inquired for it. I thought it would be a good deal but when he sent the money, the bank (It's fake) asks for a scanned shipment receipt so that they'll ...
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A woman on FB offering to pay my debts. Scam?

On thanksgiving day a woman posted in a facebook group that her father had just passed away (left her money) and in good deed because it was thanksgiving she was offering to pay people’s debts. Well I ...
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Job offer Purchasing manager

Been talking with a lady from Germany that wants me to be a purchasing manager. Here is the info I got This work-at-home position is responsible for generation of purchase orders using Company's ...
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Capital Hall. Has anyone reported them to the FCA? [closed]

After a few months with this company it seems impossible to withdraw anything, even the remaining deposit, supposedly due to some obscure bonus I never asked for or signed up to. They say we have to ...
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Is my Forex broker manipulating my trades?

I am doing Forex trading with MetaTrader4 and I think I saw the price of the trade change during the trade. When I look at the history I see this: The order says: 'buy nas100 for 7280.67 at 2018.11....
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Transferring money for someone [duplicate]

I met someone and we have been chatting via phone for awhile. He asked me to access his bank account and transfer money to someone else because he is in Thailand on business and he can't access his ...
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Is it illegal to going to someone's bank account and do a transfer? [duplicate]

A person I've been talking to for a while asked me to go into his bank account and make a transfer to a US beneficiary account. It's a continental account. It showed the date that the account was ...
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How to report a money laundering scam that is recruiting on a college campus via social media? [duplicate]

I know, I know; "Is this a scam?", yes, I had to ask. As of recent, I have heard 3 separate people in conversation on my campus mention a "sales job" they undertook after being contacted on LinkedIn ...
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I'm supposedly eligible for an inheritance from a distant relative. Offer appears to be legitimate

About 12 months ago, I received a letter ostensibly from a company carrying out genealogical research for law firms. It said that they were dealing with the estate of someone who had left money to my ...
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Apartment rent possible fraud

I permanently moved to Spain in September and rented a one apartment through a Russian agency. I never met the Russian owner who I was told lives in Canada. A woman from the agency signed in his name ...
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Is InitiativeQ just another scam? [duplicate]

Today I've received several messages of people distributing invites for InitiativeQ. The first red flag is that the only way to participate is by being invited, which smells like a pyramid scheme. If ...
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Overly generous offer from buyer - is it a scam? [duplicate]

I'm selling an item online. Someone contacted me and, after a question about whether the item is available, said the following: "Good,Am okay with the price. but right now am currently out of the ...
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InitiativeQ - new currency some sort of get rich quick scheme?

I was recently invited to join InitiativeQ via a friend on Facebook. The underlying idea makes rough sense to me (as a non finance expert). However their 'hook' seems to be that early adopters will ...
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A man on a work project in West Africa asks me for 2000 - is this a scam?

A man that I met on Facebook was called to do a job in West Africa. He got there and found out that there is a problem with his Swiss bank account. He needs 2000 to finish the job so he can come home....
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I've been scammed, but have the scammer's bank information

I was scammed by a person who 'rented' us a home that was listed for sale that he didn't own. There were a lot of red flags along the way, and I noticed them, but didn't act as we were desperate to ...
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Transfer of my gift received from US to India

I am a resident Indian who received a gift from a trust abroad sources legally approved and authorised by abroad country. It is transferred through an associate bank abroad where the trust has money, ...
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How can this iPhone scam be economically viable? [closed]

If I understand this article correctly, they buy a new iPhone, replace an expensive part of it with a cheap knock off, return the "broken" phone to have it replaced and finally sell the expensive part ...
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Is it a scam if they ask for my bank account username and password instead of the account number? [duplicate]

Someone I met told me he was in the military and was willing to give me “allowance” each week. But, his excuse was that he was not allowed to leave base so he had a “bank manager” that took care of ...
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setting up an account for a compny to deposit funds that will be transferred to another person

My friend needs an account opened for a previous company to help him out with his current contract. It cannot be in his name so the current company can't accuse him of making money on top of his ...
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Someone gave me their account and routing number [duplicate]

A friend of mine who is away wants to help me pay off my credit card debit. I don’t want to give my personal info out. He said that until I’m comfortable I can pay it using his account and routing ...
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How does this Interac e-transfer scam work? [duplicate]

I posted a Craigslist ad for selling iPhone 7. Next day I got a text asking of Is this item still available... [NAME OF MY AD EXACTLY AS IT'S SPELLED] . So I already was suspicious it's a bot. ...
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How can I save myself after falling for an alarm scam?

Last week my wife let in an alarm salesman that she had spoken to earlier in the day and asked me to sit down with him. I have no internet at home so he showed me a set of good reviews on his phone ...
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A new employer I met over the internet wants me to open a bank account and do money transfers. Is this a scam? [duplicate]

I began virtual assistance as a hobby and I posted a few ads. A guy contacted me and gave me his Linkedin profile and phone number and asked me to contact him if interested. He said that he's a ...
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I was asked for a COT code to transfer money to my account. Is this a scam?

Someone gives you their bank information and asks you to log on to their account in order to transfer money to your account. When you attempt this, it asks for a COT code which you do not have. ...