Questions tagged [scams]

A scam is a fraudulent business or scheme that takes money or other goods from an unsuspecting person. Related tag is "fraud",

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My sugar daddy wants personal information to make me a member of “staff” in his company

I met a guy who wanted to be my sugar daddy and we started talking. He’s sweet and we have actual conversations but he wants to make me a member of “staff” in his company and wants my information. I ...
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Does this job offer and link business' bank account sound like a scam?

I'm broke. I'm looking for a job. I find a guy offering me a job on reddit doing crypto transfers. I don't really know how they make money just trading crypto, but apparently that's the job. Now he ...
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I think I got scammed by sugar daddy

I went into the sugar daddy Instagram accounts because I was in need of money. Then, I realized he was a scammer because he asked me to pay for some “fee” money. A lot of it. He kept sending me ...
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Was this “sweepstakes” phone call a scam? And how would it work?

Earlier today I got a phone call from a man claiming to be from the city I live in. He said I had randomly won a sweepstakes from a pamphlet I filled out while shopping some time ago, and I would have ...
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Japanese scammer through shipping proxy

Someone close to me was scammed the following way and I'd like to know which course of action to take is best. The buyer is based in Denmark and bought a product from Yahoo Auctions (Japan). To do ...
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SwissGap savings platform, is it legit or scam?

Recently I found this ad for something called called SwissGap. They promise very high returns like 5% a month on 1000 USD investment for their savings account. So I registered and got called by one of ...
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Am I getting scammed by sugar momma? [duplicate]

I met a woman online who offered to be my sugar momma and asked for my SSN, front and back of my ID and account and routing numbers for my bank account. After a bit of research on sugar momma scams, I ...
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Why would scammers use PayPal?

I've been getting tens of ads in Instagram lately, about GPUs and PCs selling at 1/10 the normal price. The method of payment from is PayPal. I am wondering how would this work in any way for the ...
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Ordered bike parts, paid with Paypal, received face masks. How do I get my money back from this scam?

My wife fell victim to a scam that she will not let go of. She was looking for a bicycle online and came across what appeared to be a legit web site. My wife assumed that it was safe to use Paypal ...
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Someone is trying to sell me something online with Venmo. Is it a scam?

I wanted to buy a GPU online from someone who listed some a fairly affordable price. However, this person wanted to transact using Venmo or Cash App, not PayPal Goods and Services. PayPal G&S has ...
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Anyone hear of Aionbtc? How does this scam work?

I got this message below. I signed up for a lot of giveaways without thinking, but I don't remember this one specifically. Is it a scam? Their site looks pretty cool: [link redacted to minimise the ...
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Online Sugar Daddy and Bitcoin [duplicate]

I met a guy through Snapchat and he says he’s a sugar daddy. He claims he’ll pay me an allowance weekly through Cash App. But before he starts giving me an allowance he wants me to download and create ...
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Using online friend's account to get an employee discount, is it a scam?

I was advised to ask my question here so here it is: I'm in the market for a desktop and I met an online friend who happened to be an employee at the company that I want to buy from, he gets an ...
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Totaled the car *after* repairs were already made; is this insurance company incompetent or is someone engaged in a scam?

The basic scenario and question My car was "totaled" by my insurance company, but they did so only after repairs were made. They wound up paying the body shop for the repairs, as well as ...
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A scam? Has anyone here had dealing with fxhubinvesments or sonicfxtraders - please advise?

I've lost 1800.00 in a FX exchange investment. They are now promising that after one more final payment I'll get paid out 12 k. This was a bitcoin exchange over 3 weeks. The profit seems exaggerated ...
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Possible scam using another person's email, but we don't see how it is working

I have a friend who has been getting quite a lot of traffic to his personal email account that is not his activity. This would include someone in California requesting auto insurance quotes. This ...
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How to check if a bank is legit

I would like to check if an online bank is legit. It is a Astroibank. I cannot find anything online and I have some money that was supposed to have been sent there. The bank is asking me to pay a lot ...
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What will happen if I deposited a check that was part of a scam and I already spent some of the money?

I deposited a check and spent a 700 before knowing it was a scam and I got lured but my bank account isn’t set up to do overdrafts because I’m still consider a minor what will happen??
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What are the intentions of those seeking to buy shares in mini-tender offers?

Consider this mini-tender offer: Notice of Offer to Purchase for Cash Up to 2,000,000 Shares of Common Stock Of Microsoft Corporation at $280.00 Net Per Share by Tutanota LLC On the surface, this ...
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How do websites ban prepaid cards?

A small number of websites prevent customers from checking out using a prepaid card. How do websites manage this when there are so many prepaid cards out there? Are there any prepaid cards known for ...
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What do I do if a sugar daddy who sent me money is asking for money back or threatening me with FBI asking he needs a $1000 to pay off his workers? [duplicate]

I’m confused on what to do. Recently, I was talking to a guy who came to me first on Snapchat wanting me to be his sugar baby and I agreed. Long story short, he told me he would be giving me an ...
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Is it a scam when a contract employer asks me to forward money to other workers through my bank?

I have applied for a job as a translator in a UK based company via Indeed, working from home. Everything about it looked legit - regular contact information, addresses, interview (even though ...
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Possible scammer claims to be “missionary” for the UN [closed]

I got an email from someone who I suspect is a scammer. Several red flags, I won't go into details, but one that I wonder about is, she (assuming it really is a "she") says that she is a &...
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Someone asked me to login to his bank account and make transfers to another account

Someone I knew online asked me to log in to his account in Pioneerbanking.online and make a few transfers for him as he "couldn't do it by himself for a couple of reasons". I foolishly did ...
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On creating a new bank account for “sugar payments” [duplicate]

Recently, I became a sugar baby and found a daddy who wants me to create a new bank account for him to send money to. He doesn’t want to use a cash app because he has been scammed in the past. Is ...
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Grindr Sugar Dad Scam? [duplicate]

A few months ago I was on Grindr and a profile claiming to be a sugar daddy messaged me and I think now it's a scam, I should've known before but I was kind of desperate and in need of money at that ...
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What kind of scam is this message for package tracking, and do I need further steps to protect myself?

I received a strange SMS which my Android phone classified as spam (first time that has ever happened to me): It says Hello [My surname and name, misspelled] Your package is still pending. Confirm ...
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Someone sent me $5000.00, told me to keep $100.00 and return rest of money to an address. Can I keep that money and do nothing? What could happen? [duplicate]

What happens if I keep cash sent to me instead of keeping a portion of it and returning the rest to an address in the United States? They have my address but no other information that I can recall. ...
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Is this new job a scam? [duplicate]

Hi so I was applying for online jobs and randomly received an email for a Personal Assistant job from JRN Financial Solutions, everything went by super quick and I got the job which I don't feel I was ...
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How to avoid 'authorised push payment' scam before transferring lots of money?

There is a scam called 'authorised push payment' where customers are persuaded to transfer money to a scammer, thinking they were transferring it to a reputable business, such as a conveyancing ...
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Is thomastradingservices legit? [duplicate]

I have invested in a company called thomastradingservices (link removed) and got profit. Now to withdraw they say I need to buy bitcoin worth 20% of the profit and send it to their wallet to receive ...
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Is this check safe to deposit?

About 5 years ago, I participated in an educational training program. Recently, they sent me an envelope with a check for $300 in the mail. There was no explanation attached. The check looks okay, has ...
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How can I have Credence rsrc stop calling me?

First of all I am child. I am 16 years old, I want the calling to stop. The calling started about 2 days ago I believe. They call me multiple times a day, I never answer because I have no idea what I ...
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Loan com. Sent me $$ and asked me to send it back to get a larger loan [closed]

A loan company sent me $$ and then asked that I send it back on a Google Play Card. In order to receive a larger sum loan. Is this a Scam
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Are ads on YouTube asking donations for sick children via drove.com a scam?

The past few weeks YouTube has been showing me advertising asking to make donations to help pay medical bills for sick children via a crowdfunding site called Drove. However, the ads look very ...
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Sugar mama threatening to send someone to kill and blackmail me. Is it a scam? [duplicate]

I will admit I am ashamed at what I did, and a little anxious, but I’ll also share this in hopes that someone will either learn from this, or that someone will know what to do (or even give advice). I ...
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How many accounts can a scammer take money from? [duplicate]

Someone wants to give me a check over the internet to deposit into my account. If I have a checking and savings account, can they access both? or can they just get to one account?
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SD wants me to purchase Prepaid card for international fees through paypal. Is this a scam? [duplicate]

A SD contacted me in regards to me becoming his SB. He wants to send a monthly allowance through Paypal but he is in Germany so Paypal is requiring a 100$ international transfer fee. He is not asking ...
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Under what circumstances can a bank transfer be reversed?

Under what circumstances can a UK high street bank reverse, refund or cancel a bank transfer and do they need to contact the account holder beforehand? I had been under the impression that if I log ...
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Sticky Situation in Negotiation - Should I walk away from contract if I already did the job?

I am in a very sticky situation, I agreed with a customer I'd do a job that takes 1.5 months for 25k$. The customer sells my job artifacts to a very reputable client and adding that client to my ...
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Inquiring does this sound like a romance scam

I met an individual on Facebook dating, he stated that a contract came through and he has to go to Turkey for three months to do the job. Individual states that he is a engineer for oil rig company ...
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A man had a friend send me cash to convert to Bitcoin to send him to pay for medical expenses [closed]

I am an underwater pipeline engineer and I run a small contracting firm in Dallas. We are contracted or hired for services like full installation and maintenance of heavy duty pipeline offshore and ...
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Person on dating site asks for my cell number. I'm very suspicous. What kind of scam could this be?

I recently signed up on a dating site. I was promptly deluged with messages from women (or people claiming to be women) that, either on their first message, or after a very brief exchange, ask for my ...
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Was this “phone message from Amazon” an attempted scam?

My US phone rang and a recording came on. The lady asserted it was "Amazon" calling and they had "detected suspicious activity on my account". I was supposed to "press 1"...
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got text from paypal telling me i paid for something i didn't

I just received a text from paypal telling me I just paid around $25 to some game company. There was a link to a receipt. I looked up the number the text came from and Google tells me it was Paypal, ...
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Am I about to be scammed?

GBPA-LTD.com want me to receive funds that are in my name, allegedly, but in order to do so I am to put 5% of the total value in an external wallet. They will then send an API for me to access the ...
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Can an on-line retailer request ID and a photo of the credit card?

Recently while shopping on-line, a store sent me an E-mail to say in short, "The transaction failed to verify, please send us a copy of your ID and a photo of the credit card you used for the ...
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How should I handle a request for payment from a bitcoin investment company to recover coins they sent to me that are “stuck in limbo”?

I made a bitcoin investment with a company online. The first return sent back to me was fine but the second has issues. They sent me an email like the first time stating that the money was sent but I ...
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Is there any risk in sending copies of my ID and utility bills to a company that cold-called me?

I'm shopping around for solar and a company called me. I'm a bit suspicious, due to some what I think might be red flags: The first caller could answer few questions, spoke with a heavy accent, could ...
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Equitable: financial advice out of blue

I was approached out of the blue by a financial advisor from Equitable. He told me that the people from the company referred me and that they provide free financial advice and services because they ...

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