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Top Ten Scams of 2020
- Internet: General Merchandise Purchase - Goods purchased are not delivered or misrepresented.
- Prizes/Sweepstakes/Free Gifts - Requests for payment to claim fictitious prizes, lottery winnings, or gifts. Consumer is told they won something but have to pay taxes or fees upfront.
- Phishing/Spoofing - Emails pretending to be from a well-known source ask consumers to enter or confirm personal information.
- Fake Check Scams - Consumers paid with fake (counterfeit) checks for work or for items they are trying to sell. The consumer is then instructed to wire money for fees, taxes or overpayment.
- Friendship & Sweetheart Scams aka Romance Scams – Fraudster nurtures an online relationship, builds trust, plans to come visit and convinces victim to send money to help pay for flight.
- Advance Fee Loans, Credit Arrangers – Consumer looking for a loan online, fraudsters promise approval even if credit is bad but for a fee upfront. Consumer pays fee and never receives loan.
- Computers: Equipment/Software - Scammers claim to offer “technical support” for computer problems and charge a fee to fix a nonexistent problem. Generally comes from a pop up message on the computer.
- Family/ Friend Imposter - Scammer calls or emails, claiming that a friend or family member is in distress (in jail, in the hospital, etc.) and urgently needs funds to help. Request a wire via Western Union in most cases.
- Investments - Investment opportunities in: day trading; gold and gems; art; rare coins; other investment products; reports about companies that offer advice or seminars on investments; etc. Consumer pays fee and receives nothing in return.
- Internet: Extortion Scams - Consumer threatened with release of embarrassing information or other adverse outcomes unless a fee is paid. Generally ask for payment in bitcoin.
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