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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Guy I met online has posted me money, is this illegal? [duplicate]

So I was talking to a guy online & then we exchanged numbers. After a while he said he had got me something as a gift & would like to post it, so I gave him my postal address After I gave it, ...
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I received a seemingly legitimate welcome email for a bank account I did not open. What do I do?

I received an email which was apparently from Sun Trust Bank. It was welcoming me to their online services. I have not signed up for such services. I looked at the following data and it appears ...
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Sugar daddy scam or no? [duplicate]

So I have someone who is interested in a sugar daddy/sugar baby arrangement but in order to receive the money he wants my mobile banking username and password. Is it a scam ?
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Western Union Hacker wants to send me money

A hacker wants to help me. I send them $400 USD through Western Union (Turkey) and they send me back $8k. Is this a scam?
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Is this app buyout company a scam?

I have a couple of modestly successful android apps in the store and I've recently been approached by a company to buy out two of the apps from me. The company was webuyapps.top. There are a couple ...
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Any risk in providing my address for a “trial product”?

I run an online store and received an unsolicited message through the customer contact form. They claim to be a manufacturer producing items which would fit well in my store. Their website and ...
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Trying to acess an Open OffShore Account for Someone

A person that has left the states to work says he can't get into his account from current work area, Dubai. He has sent me Access code, username, password and pin to see if I can access it from US. ...
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Am I being scammed by a sugar daddy?

I met a guy on a sugar daddy dating site and we talked, I told him my situation and he said he would help. So he asked for my bank account information and I told him you can use cash app or PayPal to ...
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A lady contacted me said lead by faith that im a good person to donate money to me

A lady contacted me by a name of Pierrette Mala said she is about to die and is an orphan and has no family to leave her money wth and has been lead by faith that im a good person to leave this money ...
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US doctor working in Tripoli wants me to open online account

A man I recently started talking to over Facebook says he is a doctor from the US working with the UN in Tripoli. He wants get out of Tripoli because of terrorist attacks on his camp. He is asking ...
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Employer asking for online access to bank account - Is this a scam?

I just recently got a freelance job as a virtual assistant. The employer I have looks like a reputable person with his own agency and everything. I'm new to it, so he asked for my bank account number, ...
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Is this a scam or not a scam?

I received the below email. Is is a scam or not a scam? Attention: Mohamed Atef, May the peace of the Lord be with you. Yes He left an ATM/VISA CARD with me before he traveled out of the ...
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Too good to be true raffle

There's a raffle here which seems too good to be true: https://www.winapetloversdream.com.au/ It's a $59 entry fee for a $1m+ prize. I am particularly suspicious because there are no T&Cs ...
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What information do scammers need to withdraw money from an account?

There is a story currently on the BBC news website. The relevant points are: Scammers called Alex pretending to be BT (telecommunications provider). Alex provided scammers with information / help ...
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“Homeownership investment” company - what's the angle?

Today I received a mailing from Unison, which claims to be a "homeownership investment" company. Their sales pitch is that they grant a 0%-interest loan to homeowners in exchange for a partial equity ...
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I gave my personal details to a clairvoyant who happens to be a scammer, what are the consequences that awaits? [duplicate]

Please don't judge me for believing stuff like horoscopes and astrology, though I did not send any amount nor my bank account number. But she knows my birthday, full name and address. What could ...
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Is it safe ? Is it scam or real? [duplicate]

I started talking to this sugar daddy for a week. But we barely talk much... he said he would help me with ALL my bills. He only wants to see me 1-2 a month. I told him my bills. And he said he’ll put ...
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Donation of worthless/toxic assets: How does this scam work?

I received the following spam email (I redacted identifying information to avoid boosting their Google results): We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to help other companies ...
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Should I take up offers to settle with credit cards

I have been getting offers to call and seek assistance to settle with credit cards. I have so far not considered these but have I missed a trick? Should anyone ever consider these under any ...
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Credit card debt someone want to pay off for me

I am in credit card debt approximately $20,000. I am on a fixed income there is no way I can pay the payments. I recently met someone on a dating site. We have been talking for three weeks. She claims ...
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Post judgement loan

My grandfather has been providing post judgement loans to people for 9 months through his friend who has connections to a lay firm. So once someone received a judgment saying that “x” company owes ...
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A person wants to deposit 2.1 million into my account [duplicate]

A man wants me to transfer 2.1 million into my account and then have me purchase properties with the money. Am I being scammed? He has given his banking info, Password, and routing information.
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Part time job offer where employer's customers sends money to my bank account and I send it to my employer [duplicate]

I am a teenager looking for a job to earn some side income while studying, but I am very uneducated on bank transfers and such. I found this job offer and I do not know if this is legitimate or a scam,...
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A newer friend of my brother's gave him a load of baseball cards that are supposedly extremely valuable. Is this a scam?

My brother is working in a union and has met a bunch of people and started making good money lately. Yesterday, a colleague of his needed a favor because his car broke down, so my brother spent the ...
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Talent Agency Scam?

I have been working with a Talent Agency in Florida and have spent about $2,000+ for a Showcase, Couple Classes (which i have attended online) and etc. I've already booked my ticket to go to the ...
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How does Humana premium email scam work?

I received an email similar to the one described here, thanking me for a recent premium payment to Humana. Of course, I don't have insurance with Humana. Is this likely to be a scam? If so, how does ...
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How Were the Scammers from North Korea able to Hack SWIFT CODES?

Sanctions-Hit North Korea Stole $13.5 Million From Cosmos Bank: Report North Korea was reportedly using cyberspace for undercover operations "to acquire funds through a variety of measures in order ...
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Why, in case of a check scam, am I the responsible one and not the bank?

I simply do not understand why in a check scam it is the individual who deposits the check in a bank who is the one responsible, rather than the bank that accepted the check. Isn't a bank in better ...
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Paying someone to give me money

I have someone that wants to bless me with a large amount of money. I am working on a project. But I see some red flags they want to send me cash in a package. They have been trying to send it for 3 ...
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I believe this to be fraud — hired, then asked to cash check and send cash as Bitcoin

I have been "hired" by Nissan Motor as a key account specialist. My first assignment is to cash two checks that I have received. Both were written by a customer who has already received the engines. ...
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How do scammers retract money, while you can’t?

I see a lot of question about scams with the same premises: Someone puts money in your account. You send money somewhere. They take their money back, while you lost your money. I don't know a whole ...
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Is this apparent Class Action settlement a spam message?

I got the following email: CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE BY ORDER OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA Douglas v. DHI Group, Inc. et al.; Case ...
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Can a victim of a gift card scam dispute Credit Card transaction?

One of my colleagues got scammed for $14,000 by one of the Apple Gift Card scams. He paid $4,000 in Cash for Gift Cards and bought the other $10,000 worth by maxing out a credit card. He's gone ...
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man wants to send me money but wants my username and password- if i create a new bank account will i be safe? [duplicate]

a man contacted me on instagram for a sort of sugar baby arrangement, and wants my bank username and password to deposit money into my account. he says he needs this information so he can structure ...
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I keep getting offers for what sounds like illegal scams

The "scammers" are telling me that: I have an ATM card with 30 million dollars on it in an airport I've never been and all I need to do is go down there and get it. I pretend to be of familial ...
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Is this a scam?

My husband of 50 years has gotten sucked into a Chinese dating site. A woman(?) has 'fallen in love' with him and wants him to open an account at HSBC so she can start a 'fund' for him to give him ...
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how does this scam work [closed]

so, i know it's not totally about money, but you guy seems to alway know how they are making their money since more than 6 mounth i got a lot of random friend request on steam from bots. usually i ...
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Am I being Scammed [duplicate]

I met this one sugar daddy today and he is trying to access my Bank account with asking my passwords and everything. Then I checked where I met him from (Instagram) and I’m already blocked before Even ...
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I wired a scammer some money, what now?

I mistakenly made a wire transfer (through swift) to an online scammer. I then asked my bank to issue a recall, which didn't work. Then I let them issue a fraudulent recall, now the receiver says the ...
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Got a work offer but asked for my first visa digits

I live in Lebanon and I made an account on Linkedin. I got a work offer from a company from Canada. They asked me questions about my education, marital status and if I have 12,000$ in my account to ...
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Product and refund offered in exchange for Amazon Verified Purchase review

A few days ago, out of the blue I was contacted by a purported Amazon seller who is probably based in China, about sending me a product in their catalog in exchange for a review. They probably got my ...
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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 ...