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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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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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Opening a new bank account [closed]

Ok so I met this guy online he tells me he loves me and wants to marry me he wants to send me money to buy the things I need I don't own a bank account or credit cards everything I buy online are all ...
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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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Sending me $53,000,000 to buy bitcoin [duplicate]

A European associate would like to buy 10,000 Bitcoin. Only U.S. citizens with a Crypto-currency account may currently purchase Bitcoin. He wants to wire transfer the funds to my bank account so that ...
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Ok so similar to the other scam of someone needing your login info for a bank manager [duplicate]

What if they say don't put any money into the account after you accuse them of it being a scam? As in they say just make a new account and don't have money in it since then they can't scam you. Seems ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...