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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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well, I fell for the sugardaddy scam

So, long of the short. They offered to pay off my meager credit card debt. I was able to cancel all the payments but one. I called my bank and reported a fraudulent payment. It was for $211. So, am I ...
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I met a woman online [duplicate]

I talked to her on hangouts and also via texting. She asked me if I had a bank account and informed her that I don't. She then says that her uncle is in Mexico would send a check made out in my name ...
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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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I think this guy is trying to scam me please help [duplicate]

A guy contacted me regarding a business that I have. He never told me what he did for a living. I have never met him but he told me his wife died and he wants to support a young woman like me and help ...
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50k job is offering 90k worth of shares. Scam?

This was a job posting on Linkedin, in the software industry. The rules are that you can sell up to 30k per year. But the job offers 50k (GBP) and it seems that offering shares greatly in excess of ...
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Possible executive assistant job scam

Someone reached out to my friend (whom I will refer to as Riley) over LinkedIn and invited them to a job interview. The job was for an executive assistant. The job description was vague and did not ...
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How do you link two checking accounts from two different banks in two different countries?

My fiancé wants to transfer a substantial amount from his Norwegian bank account to my U.S. bank account in a different and unaffiliated bank. He says he does not want to wire transfer the money. ...
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Urgently need pre-paid debit card to pay debt collector

I owe a sum of a few thousand dollars to a debt collector. I've already gone through the steps of getting a confirmation of the debt and it is a debt I know I'm accountable for. I need to pay this ...
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Is my friend being scammed [duplicate]

I have a friend who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. There is a guy she met on Facebook who stays in Malaysia but originally from Nigeria. This guy asked to send her money and open lots of accounts, ...
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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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Sugar daddy allowance with bitcoin [duplicate]

I met guys online as sugar daddies without sugar.I have never given my bank password but some guys request me buy google play card and I answered I wouldn’t use my cash for it.The guy said “ I would ...
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Sugar daddy wants full name and email address? [duplicate]

Please help! I’m new to the sugar daddy world and he’s willing to pay me through email by sending me a check? He’s asking for me to provide my full name and email address. Is this fraud or no?
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Got scammed by a “Sugar Daddy”, looking for advice on what to do now? [duplicate]

I know how it sounds and I feel like a total fool for falling for it. I wish I had done my research before I followed thru with it, but now I don't know what to do from here. I've been talking to ...
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Lease computing power to earn money - lifeinspace.org

I recently found a site - lifeinspace.org, which it exchanges our computing power for a space project to money. I got the payment, however, I am not sure about the legality of the money earned. I ...
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Am I being scammed (by a sugar daddy)? [duplicate]

Let me preface this by saying that I’m aware of how this all sounds, and ultimately I’m probably an idiot. Without getting into a long back story, I recently found myself on a website seeking a ...
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Stranger from US wants to send me 65 million dollars and asking for bank details

Some random stranger on Twitter followed me and I followed her back.. Then I received this message from her: "Thanks for the follow back. My name is Mrs Jimmy Joy from Canada, a cancer patient and ...
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Removal Company Behavior - Is it a scam?

I have just relocated from the Uk to France, and I have agreed with company A to make the removal of all the items in my house for around 5,000 £ (a good price, but not too good to be true in my ...
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To what extent is it worthwhile to report check fraud / refund scams?

I listed a car for sale on behalf of a 90 year old, and attracted scammers. One has now sent me a "check" for $4000, for a $1500 car purchase. I'm supposed to deposit the check, then pay the tow ...
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Is my sugar daddy scamming me [duplicate]

I used a website called Seeking Arrangements and met a sugar daddy. He asked for my email login, online banking login, routing, account number, Facebook, as well as my address which is the only ...
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Remote job asking me for holder name bank name email address and phone number associated with bank account

This is the email that was sent to me i'm wondering if this is a scam can funds in your account be accessed with your holder name bank name email address associated with your account and phone number ...
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Scam involving cash, Western Union transfers, and shipping iPhones?

My online girlfriend from Ghana sent me cash in the mail and asked me to use Western Union to transfer the money to a 3rd party. In return I will be mailed 2 apple iPhones which I am to send to her. ...
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Checking account transfer bank-to-bank

There is this person and that got some money he put the check in his bank in Texas and his bank said that he needs to find a Countryside account to put some of that money in because they cannot take ...
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Dissuading my girlfriend from a scam

A significant portion of my girlfriend's family have fallen for, what seems to me, an obvious ponzi scheme. They take money, in cash, to a casino in the area. They give the casino the cash, and one ...
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Curious about MoneyGram

Someone wired my friend money to supposedly help pay a bill now that the bill has been paid they are demanding her to pay it back and send it to Nigeria they are saying she stole the money and is ...
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somone ask to borrow account [duplicate]

Someone i barely know said he wants to move into my country and wants to borrow my account to transfer some cash as he does not want to bring cash in hands. Is it safe for me to give him my account ...
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How does this “prescription assistance program” scam/business work? [duplicate]

I recently received, unsolicited, a set of "pharmacy discount cards" from the "Massachusetts Prescription Assistance Program". The cards offer to save me "up to 75%" on prescription medications at a ...
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What kind of money scam is this? Weekly allowance?

I was talking to a "woman" (because "on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog") on a social media platform. We exchanged Kik usernames and continued to talk about random stuff. After she said that ...
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I may have given ID card and personal details to scammers

I had an interview for a virtual assistant position at a working site. The interview took place on this page until they said they want a long term agreement that must be made off site. In short, ...
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How can I convince my friend not to send money to scammers?

I have been in contact with a guy from Ethiopia for a while. He is desperate to leave the country as soon as possible. Recently he started chatting with some person who claims to represent a ...
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Can a broker swindle money out of a client by short-selling stock in their name?

If a broker manages a client account, are they able to swindle money out of a client's account if they short sell stocks in that account? My mother had a friend who handled her Schwab account. He ...
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How does this scam involving buying a used car cash-only work?

I'm in pursuit of a used car. I came across this 2010 Camry for 4200 CAD. The car is good, I test drove it in the city and on the highway and there are no problems with it as far as I can tell. ...
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Are my friends trying to scam me or help me?

Some people I know IRL are saying then can make me $10-30k per day, and they need all my bank info including the security questions. They also said that I don't need money in the account. Is this a ...
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Scam? Phone call from “Department of Social Security” asking me to call back

I have gotten two phone calls this week from a 210 area code. A clearly automated voice claimed to be an officer with the Department for Social Security. I was informed there are legal proceedings ...
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random paypal payment - is it a scam?

I've received a small amount in my PayPal account which I don't recognize. The mail and notification on my phone seem genuine and I was not asked to accept the payment, it just went trough. I do not ...
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Are those flyers about apartment purchase a scam?

Let me start by stating that I know the golden rule: "If you need to ask if it's a scam, it very likely is". In this scenario my "spidey-sense" is tingling, however I can't quite see how would this ...
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How do I turn a person who is trying to scam me to the authorities?

I'm looking for a contact or website to turn in a person I believe is part of a huge scam. He's offering 5.5 million dollars :-) It might be money laundering.
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A stranger from Norway wants to have money delivered to me

A man from Norway who says he's from Florida wants me to invest a suitcase full of money. I told him to send it to the local police department and I would pick it up there. Of course, he insists he ...
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Sugar daddy scam? [duplicate]

I’ve entered into a sugar daddy arrangement, but this is entirely new to me. I’ve read many things about scams and not to give out my bank account login. Well I was stupid and gave it out but as of ...
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How does “you got some unknown money” scam work?

My understanding of cheque and similar scams is that you receive a promise of payment (a cheque for instance) you give something of value in exchange (an item, or you wire money, ...) Essentially ...
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I was contacted by a private bank overseas to get my inheritance

Someone I knew, who was in a Mexican prison, has passed away and apparently this person has left me money. The bank called me and gave me details to log into an online bank account where I could see ...
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Is this GoFundMe response a pattern of scam behavior?

I have a GoFundMe campaign, and I received what looked like donations taking me to my target level, and then were rescinded by GoFundMe on a message saying something like the funds not being obtained. ...
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Scam? Checks via Email

I'm in contact with an individual who wants to send me money. I'm wary about this so I decided to ask here. He wants to email me a photo of a check and for me to use that to deposit money into my ...
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How could a thief buying plane tickets with stolen credit card details benefit personally?

An acquaintance had over £2,000 taken from her credit card account to pay for two flight tickets. Here's the part that I don't understand: If I buy flight tickets with someone else's credit card, is ...
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What are “redemption” schemes?

I am reading a page by the FBI on the Sovereign Citizen Movement. The article goes on to say: Not every action taken in the name of the sovereign citizen ideology is a crime, but the list of ...
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Is the apartment I want to rent a scam?

I am currently looking for an apartment in the near city. Yesterday I found an entry on an online-platform where people rent apartments to students, all in all a serious platform which I have used ...
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someone is seeking me to apply for a bank account [duplicate]

i recently met a woman who wants to meet she said she will pay my bills on so on. To good to be true i know so I'm just asking to further prove she is scamming me. Anyone know what this might do or ...
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Is this partnership offer for a property I am selling a scam?

I have published an advertisement on a classified website to sell undeveloped land I own in Sri Lanka. Through this, someone contacted me by email saying he wants to "invest" in the property. He ...
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Is this guy trying to scam me?

I met a guy online and we FaceTimed and used Skype to make sure that we both were the people in the pictures. He’s from Estonia but lives in Alabama. He had to go home because his mom passed away but ...
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How do you send money when you're not sure it's not a scam?

I've been hunting around for an apartment recently, and along with the countless posts on Craigslist, I found one with a good price but slightly strange story. The poster claims to have been sent to ...
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Daddy wants my login [duplicate]

I've been offered a "weekly allowance" he's asking for my bank login to do mobile check deposits. I know it's probably a scam but i created a completely new bank account. I know my information is on ...