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:

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