Face To Face Scams

Face to face scams can be some of the most frightening to be a victim of. Instead of anonymous hackers, the victim is brought face to face with the thief. 

The way these scams typically work is using a pretense to meet at a specific location for any of a number of purposes. It could be to repay a debt owed by a family member or perhaps bail for a loved one in trouble. 

The victim of the face to face scam either is defrauded of the funds or is placed in a position where they have to give the funds to the perpetrator or else they – or a loved one held ostensibly for ransom – will come to harm.

 

Face to Face Scams: List Below

Sometimes a face to face scam will involve cash, other times the victim is asked to hand over a debit card and their PIN. 

These scams are some of the most brazen, but also the most traumatizing to the victim. Learn more about them by watching this space. See below:

August 12, 2020

No Win No Fee Solicitors Scam

No Win, No Fee Scam: How It Works (with video below) Are you considering starting an accident injury claim […]
August 12, 2020

Lawn Care Scam

Lawn Care Services Scam: How It Works (with video below) Several legitimate companies do great work but be aware […]
August 12, 2020

Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning: How The Scam Works (with video below)  Scammers advertise themselves as professional air duct cleaners. It's […]
August 12, 2020

Antique Resale Scam

How the scam works: (with video below) This is an old scam that still is perpetrated by criminals working in […]
August 12, 2020

Glass Eye Drop Scam

How the scam works: The Glass Eye scam is a confidence trick. It is a variation of the Antique Resale […]
August 12, 2020

FEMA And SERVPRO Impersonators

FEMA/SERVPRO Visit Scam: How It Works Criminals pose themselves as representatives of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), having nothing to […]
August 12, 2020

The Rip Deal Scam

The Rip Deal: How It Works The Rip Deal scam is notorious mostly in Europe but it could happen anywhere, […]
August 12, 2020

Edmonton Drivers Alert: Teenager Jumping Into Vehicles For Compensation Claims On 137 Ave

Compensation Claim Scam: Edmonton Parking Lot Injury A new parking lot scam is happening these days in Edmonton. Beware […]
August 12, 2020

Chimney Sweep And Repair Fraud

How The Scam Works: Fireplaces are commonplace in homes today, with many people not knowing what they would do without […]
August 12, 2020

Jam Auction

Jam Auction: How We Get Excited To Buy Garbage Without Knowing (with video below) How do you get excited when […]
August 12, 2020

Dry-Cleaning Bill Scam

How the scam works: This is a mail fraud that is typically perpetrated on local restaurateurs. According to Wikipedia, “this […]
August 12, 2020

Appliance Repair Scam

How the scam works: (with video below) You might not be the handyman kind of person, so you might find […]
August 12, 2020

How Thieves Steal Your Stuff Right From Under Your Nose

How The Scam Works: (with video below) The Stolen Purchase Scam can separate you from some very expensive items before […]
August 12, 2020

Fake Waitress

How The Scam Works: (with demonstration video) You're out at a bar with a group of friends. You have your […]
August 12, 2020

Fake Music Agency

Fake Music Agency: How It Works (with video below) Did you always dream of becoming a famous singer? Are […]
August 12, 2020

New Security Company Scam

How The Scam Works: (with video below) You're watching TV at home when you get a knock at your door. […]
August 12, 2020

How To Quit Smoking

How the scam works: (with demonstration video below) If you wonder how to quit smoking, be aware of the newest […]
Find Scams