Category «Scams Fraud»

HYIP Investment Schemes [Video]

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HYIP High-Yield Investment Program Definition A fraudulent investment scheme that purports to deliver extraordinarily high returns on investment. High-yield investment schemes often advertise yields of more than 100% per year in order to lure in victims. In reality, these high-yield investment programs are Ponzi schemes, and the organizers aim to steal the money invested. This …

Tax Scams [Video]

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Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication. This page looks at the scams affecting individuals, businesses, and tax professionals and what do if you if you …

Tech Support Scams [Video]

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Technical support scams – Avoiding Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages. They might call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might also setup websites with persistent pop-ups displaying fake warning messages and a phone number to call and get the “issue” fixed. They might offer to help solve your …

Trading Scams Fraud [Video]

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Trading – Investor Alert Binary Options and Fraud The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of Consumer Outreach (CFTC) are issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fraudulent promotion schemes involving binary options and binary options trading platforms. These schemes allegedly involve, among other things, the …

Senior Grandparent Scams [Video]

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Senior Citizens – Fraud Target The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons: Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent …

Multi-Level Marketing MLM [Video]

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MLM or Network Marketing: Worth It, or Too Good to Be True? 6 Questions to Check Out an MLM/Network Marketing Opportunity By Scott Allen “Become a Millionaire!” “Make Money 24 Hours a Day” “Instant Success!” The headlines are certainly enticing, especially in today’s troubled economic climate. The idea of making money right away without any …

Pet Scams [Video]

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5 Pet Scams You Need to Know The dog days of summer go beyond just rising temperatures – at least for pet lovers. Pet scams are also heating up, and here’s what you should know about the most common schemes: Dognapping Born during the economic downturn of recent years,dognapping involves stealing dogs from unattended backyards …

Lottery Sweepstakes Scams [Video]

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Unexpected prize & lottery scams Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. How this scam works You will receive notification that you have won a lot of money or a fantastic prize …

Children Scams [Video]

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Children Scams Parenting: 10 Common Internet Scams Your Child Might Fall For The world wide web can be a big, scary place for your kids. The most efficient way to monitor your child’s online activity is through a parental intelligence system that will monitor and analyze their actions. Scams come a dime a dozen, but it’s worse …

Identity Theft [Video]

Identity Theft

Identity Theft Scams A stolen identity is a powerful cloak of anonymity for criminals and terrorists…and a danger to national security and private citizens alike. For the FBI, identity theft is nothing new. We’ve been dealing with criminals faking IDs for decades, from check forgers to fugitives on the run. But the threat is more …