want to get to people who have executive authority.
Scamwatch says scammers
often promise prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products and other financial rewards in exchange for sending money upfront through untraceable wire transfers.
There was the data breach at Equifax, for instance, following which scammers
called people to "verify" their Equifax account information.
Romance scams in the US now bring in the highest amount of money to organised gangs of scammers
than any other type of internet fraud, according to the FBI, and that may only be the tip of the iceberg as it is estimated that only around 15 per cent of victims report the cases to authorities.
continued to claim that he worked for the IRS at its office in Philadelphia, McKee said.
DOORSTEP SCAMS Scammers
may knock on your door pretending to be traders, perhaps offering to do work on your home or garden.
frequently use intimidation to get what they want, threatening to seize the victim's property or involve the police.
Summary: When you are skimming your Facebook newsfeed, it’s often a split-second decision to hit the “like” button – so it’s no surprise that scammers
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), which revealed this data, also reckons that more than three-quarters of all scammers
are either operating via cold-calls, or online methods.
The Financial Ombudsman Service reckons more than 75 per cent of scammers
operate via cold calls or online.
The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers Thursday of telephone scammers
targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for nonexistent taxes, such as the "Federal Student Tax.