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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Someone wants to give me lots of money [duplicate]

This is a real story. About 6 months ago, someone asked me to help her to solve her financial problem. I didn't know about her at all. At that time, I replied as ... Sorry, I want to help you but I ...
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Is it legal to photograph and test ATMs?

Some online company asked me do a job like this We have a special task for you! Our analyst department collects information regarding Bitcoin ATMs across different states and cities. In most ...
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Sugar daddy bitcoin scam? [duplicate]

I met a sugar daddy online who claims he cannot use cashapp or paypal to compensate me and can only use bitcoins. I made a coinbase account and now he is asking for my coinbase login so he can "load ...
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What can I do when I get a call I think is a Social Security scam?

I received a phone call representing themselves as an SSI officer telling me that my disability payments will be canceled. They said I did fraud in Texas. I asked them what name they have; they could ...
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I have paid money in Nigeria

I have paid a guy in Nigeria in the context that there is a package coming to me in Kuwait. He has been asking for money again anad again and has been swearing that once this payment is done, the ...
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Is there a fee to be paid to reactivate a bank account of an American citizen?

I'm a South African and was listed as beneficiary of a fund from an American citizen. I've received correspondence that the account which the fund was paid into has been inactive for a very long time ...
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Is this company trying to scam me?

There is a marketplace that buys aged amazon accounts. I thought it might be a good idea to sell them my amz account and make some money. The team member was quite unprofessional when he reviewed my ...
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Sent money, bought and mailed phones. Am I getting scammed?

I follow big give aways on Twitter because I am currently in college debt and need money. This guy direct messaged me asking me a few questions. One thing led to another and next thing you know he ...
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Bank transfer to fake or fraudulent recipient

I have made a bank transfer from my UK account to another UK account but then I have realised that the recipient's name was fake and I got scammed. I requested my bank and the recipient's bank the ...
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Sugar daddy needs pictures of my credit card — scam or not?

I met this guy. I've been talking to him for two weeks. I'm too shy to meet him. He wants to pay my credit card. To pay it he needs a full picture of both sides on my credit card. Do I give it to him ...
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If someone deposits money into your account for you to keep can they cause you more money problems off of that or steal more than money from it?

I met this girl online. We hit it off quick, and we want to meet later. Her story is a little weird, but some of it could be true. Anyway she wanted me to get an account so her dad could send her ...
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Is Saikyo Sakura Assets Holding a legit company?

Today I got a cold call from an alleged representative of Saikyo Sakura Assets offering me a trading opportunity. At first I was very skeptical as this raised several red flags, but I am also ...
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first time sugar baby trying this our to get help with school [duplicate]

This is the first time i've used a sugar daddy site and have little idea what i'm doing. I was smart enough to set up a paypal account so he wouldn't have any of my personal information, he set an ...
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Where is the scam in a “giveaway” in Oxford Circus, London?

This weekend I was walking around Oxford Circus with a friend when we saw a guy with a microphone on a stage giving stuff away almost for free to people inside an open store with no goods and big "...
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Will I get in trouble for sharing my bank account information with a sugar daddy? [duplicate]

A sugar daddy messaged me on Instagram. I was having a hard time so I responded, and he said he would send me money and didn’t expect anything in return. He then he asked for my bank account info ...
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Is selling tradelines safe?

I recently learned about selling tradelines. As far as I understand it users with credit cards with long credit histories and large limits sell authorized user positions to people looking to improve ...
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Friend sent me $6500 through his company and told me just to send it back

I started helping out my friend's business a couple of months ago as a part-time worker. He's been paying me hourly through square. Couple of days ago he told me that he'll be sending me $6500 from ...
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What do I do about my bank account and “sugar daddy”?

I did something completely dumb and fell for it because I wanted money. I gave away my bank account login to my sugar daddy and now it’s suspended. He claims it’s because he tried to login twice ...
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Possible scam confirmation email

I have received a confirmation email from an unknown sender in my email account on my mac which I have been previously logged into it so all the messages being sent have been kept popping up everyday. ...
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How can there exist a profession consisting of investing others' money?

How can there be a profession where some person sits at a desk and trades or invests for somebody else? If they are so smart and can predict the market so well, would they not long ago have invested ...
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Paying Off Credit Card, Scam? [duplicate]

I have someone who wants to pay off my credit card for me and all he asked for was my username and password for my online account to make the payments. I’ve checked my account and I can’t find any ...
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To access an account and make money transfer

My friend working in Estonia now is going to pay a bill from his account in the USA and the server in Estonia is not working, so he is asking me to do him a favour by giving me access to his account ...
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How scammy are cashback sites?

These days cashback sites (e.g. iGraal) are getting promoted pretty heavily, at least in France (many advertisements, YouTube sponsoring, etc...). The concept is that you buy stuff online and they ...
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Am I being scammed by a sugar daddy who wants me to buy wallet cards and forward paypal money? [duplicate]

I am 17 years old and I met this sugar daddy online that only wanted to talk and for me to be his companion, nothing sexual. I agreed. After 2 weeks of talking he said I will be sending you your ...
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Sugar daddy wants me to apply for a credit card so he can link me to his company account. Suspicious or am I being paranoid? [duplicate]

So basically, I was really desperate when I met this guy. I'm 18. He says he's in Canada right now, and will be back on the 23rd. When he isn't talking about money, he's been really upfront, honest, ...
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eBay buyer wants to send me $700 for shipping to Malaysia - Scam

I recently received the following email: Hello! I want to buy your 1080 ti and to be ship to my store in malaysia I will offer you the amount listed plus the shipment charges $700 all together ...
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I am asked to complete my withdrawal transaction with COT fee of 1200 dollars

I was marketed by a lady online on some investment packages in bitcoin. ($200 to become $2500 in one week of trade). I indicated interest in this. She took me to a trading website to sign up. I ...
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Sugar Daddy/Bank Help [duplicate]

I met this guy on Twitter who was interested in a sugar baby with someone to speak with, get to know, etc. He lives in IL apparently and I’m in the east coast. Initially he wanted me to buy a $200 GC ...
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Where's the scam in this bank fraud call?

Callee C, in the United States, receives a text message nominally from Bank B's fraud center, from a short SMS code, noting first that it's a "FreeMSG" asking about a particular purchase; "If valid ...
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Am I being scammed by a sugar daddy [duplicate]

I Dm this guys he’s really nice and says he only wants a companion I talk to him for awhile and we agree to $300 a week but he wants me to cash app him 25$ so he can trust me. I even asked if I could ...
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Check if a financial firm/advisor is fraudulent/a scam in the UK (with an example)

I'm trying to understand the steps to follow to check if a financial firm/advisor is actually a scammer. For simplicity, lets stick to The UK. I have found that there is something called Financial ...
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Is the William D Ford Direct Loan Program legitimate?

My dad got a voice mail talking about a loan forgiveness program. He has no loans left, but I do, so we assume that they're trying to get a hold of me. I Googled the number from the message and ...
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parcel delivery scam

I have given out my address and e-mail address to someone, who is sending a package to me, but i never met him. Now i received a mail i have to pay a huge amount like 1550 USD to get the package ...
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Fraud or not: a stranger wants to transfer a lot of money to me [duplicate]

I have recently received an email from a stranger that says she wants to send me a big deal of money for some specific reason and she said that she has talked to the bank (Banque Atlantique Groupe ...
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Got $2 in the mail from the Pew Research Center, is this a scam?

Today my wife and I got a letter from the Pew Research center with a with a $2 bill enclosed. The survey has a link to the website: http://pewresearchstudy.com with a password, asking the youngest ...
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Is this a scam? [duplicate]

I have recently found some sugar daddy’s saying there will help me financially they state that they will give me a weekly allowance if I’m loyal but once I send my PayPal link they say that to ...
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Am I in a sugar momma scam? [duplicate]

Got followed and approached by a woman on Twitter. She says she is 37 and inherited money from her late husband. Red flags so far: Says she is from Texas City, TX but living in Maryland, Twitter says ...
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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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