Financial scams have been a danger since finance first emerged as an economic activity. To this day, the prospect of easy money using deception, fraud, or any illicit means attracts criminals who think they can get away with it.
Investment scams have been a common type for ages. People are lured by the promise of easy returns, only to lose everything. Some are local and relatively small; others are enormous and even international in scale, such as the Bernie Madoff case.
Financial Scams: List Below
Banking scams are also a danger, having been around in some form or another since the first banks came into existence. The good news is, here is how to block any fake website, or any other malicious site on the Internet.
Financial scams are a broad class of crime, but learning about them as they emerge can be invaluable. Keeping your eye on those that emerge can help you recognize the warning signs of a financial scam that’s trying to lure you or others in.
Beware of a Debt Collection Call From Lockwood Consultant Services Watch out for a crazy debt collection call and a scam that is happening these days. It could have various names: the Debt Settlement Offer, aka Lockwood Consultant Services, aka the Credit Card Unpaid Balance. Essentially, it is based on a fake credit card debt … Debt Collection Call Read More »
IncomeSourceNow.com Scam: Review Many people have been reaching out to us asking about the IncomeSourceNow.com scam. It is a website that claims to create automated income for you, as well as making other tempting promises, such as making you money within 3 to 10 days. It sounds good, right? Unfortunately, many people fall for such … IncomeSourceNow.com Scam Read More »
Although you might believe that all of your business threats are from external sources, this is not always the case. Employees can be one of your business’s greatest weaknesses, especially since many business owners do no implement security measures to protect against internal and intranet fraud. Here are some of the top types of intranet … 4 Types of Intranet Fraud and How to Prevent Them Read More »
Every time the government announces a new form of support, fraud is not far behind. The recent economic stimulus grant scheme, which provides help to businesses and individuals affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, is no exception. We began to see stories about economic stimulus fraud within a few days of the roll-out of the scheme. … How AI is Trying to Stop Stimulus Fraud Read More »
There have been some incredibly tough times during the pandemic. Many people have financial problems, so there is no surprise that the payday loans business has been booming lately. As long as the loan exchange it's done right, both parties should mutually benefit from the transaction. However, there are malicious characters out there who prey … Is This a Scam? 5 Ways to Spot Loan Scams Online Read More »
Here Is How One Email From Your Boss Could End With a $28,239 Loss The accounting scams are multiplying by the day. A new scam targeting people working in the accounting industry is making its rounds these days. If you know any financial controllers, managers, auditors, or simple accountants, please share this information with them. … One Accounting Scam That Even Experienced Financial Controllers Could Fall For Today Read More »
7 Reasons Why Caleb Maddix and the YTA Method Signal a Scam Hundreds of people have been writing to us in the last few weeks asking about Caleb Maddix and his YTA Method: is he a scammer? If you don't know who Caleb Maddix is – he an extremely young entrepreneur who pops up … Caleb Maddix and the YTA Method: Scam or Brilliance? [THE VERDICT] Read More »
Multilevel Marketing: How the Scam Works Have you ever been asked to pay money to make more money? If so, then you should readily have your flags up. MLM i.e., Multilevel Marketing, is the name of one such organized proposition. Here is the ultimate guide to avoid a company that’s selling you a pyramid scheme. … MLM Scam: the Ultimate Guide on How to Avoid a Pyramid Scheme Read More »
CARES Act: How The Paycheck Protection Program Scam Works Did you receive a phone call or email from somebody claiming to be from the CARES Act and offering a grant or any other sort of benefit for your business? In this article, you will learn how the scam works, how to avoid it, and how … CARES Act Call Read More »
Beware of Free Online Business Listing Sites Beware of deceptive services acting as free online business listing sites, claiming to help your firm getting more exposure. It is called the Online Business Directory Scam. There are some legitimate online business directories out there, but the majority of these are not truly transparent about their real … Online Business Directory Read More »
Federal Grant Scam: How It Works As our mandate is to educate our readers about the latest financial fraud cases, we have a new one this week – the Federal grant. A fake $9,000 government grant is offered via a phone call by scammers impersonating the federal authorities. Free money from the government is always … Federal Grant Read More »
Pump and Dump Scheme: How It Works The Pump and Dump scheme is an investment scam. It affects mainstream investors and rips them off their money, placed on stocks. How does it work? Let's find out in this article and arm yourself with the right information. What is the Pump and Dump Scam? … Pump and Dump Read More »