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Work At Home Scams [Video]

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FBI Work at Home Scams Job One: Do Not Take the Bait Everyone’s seen them—seductive work-at-home opportunities hyped in flyers tacked to telephone poles, in newspaper classifieds, in your e-mail, and all over the web, promising you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week for typing, stuffing envelopes, processing medical billing, etc. And it’s just …

Job Employment Scams [Video]

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Job Scams Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a …

Advance Fee Fraud [Video]

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Advance Fee Fraud Schemes Advance fee fraud gets its name from the fact that an investor is asked to pay a fee up front or in advance of receiving any proceeds, money, stock or warrants in order for the deal to go through.  The fee may be in the form of a commission, regulatory fee …

Nigerian 419 Scam [Video]

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Nigerian Letter or “419” Fraud Nigerian letter frauds combine the threat of impersonation fraud with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter mailed, or e-mailed, from Nigeria offers the recipient the “opportunity” to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author—a self-proclaimed government official—is trying to transfer illegally …

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 …

Dating Love Romance Scams [Video]

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I was a victim of an online dating scam By Melanie Hicken In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money. After years of dating frustration, Montana resident Debbie Best thought her luck …

Check Scams [Video]

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Check Scams [Video] News and Events Fake Checks It’s your lucky day! You just won a foreign lottery! The letter says so. And the cashier’s check to cover the taxes and fees is included. All you have to do to get your winnings is deposit the check and wire the money to the sender to …