Financial Scams

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. 

Banking scams are also a danger, having been around in some form or another since the first banks came into existence. 

 

Financial Scams: List Below

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.

August 12, 2020

IRS Telephone Via VoIP Scam

IRS Telephone Via VoIP Scam: How It Works VoIP phone services make it easy to sign up for multiple telephone […]
August 12, 2020

Pensions Reform Scams In UK

How the scam works: The United Kingdom recently implemented some regulatory changes that allow those aged 55 and above to […]
August 12, 2020

10 Scary Tax Scams To Avoid This Year

Top 10 Tax Season Scams in 2020 You could find tax filing tips everywhere but here are 10 scary scams […]
August 12, 2020

Forex Scams

Top 7 Forex Scams To Avoid Today As Forex markets promise to give you an incredible return on investment, […]
August 12, 2020

Law Firm Representation

How the scam works: With technology today who walks into offices anymore?  For that matter, how many of us take […]
August 12, 2020

Fake Law Firms

Fake Law Firms: How They Work Did you know that a lawsuit is filed every 2.5 seconds? In fact, for […]
August 12, 2020

Stock Buying Advice Scam

How the scam works: (with video below) Similar to the Wrong Number Voicemail Scam, this fraudulent activity comes your way […]
August 12, 2020

Stock Buying Advice

How the scam works: (with video below) Similar to the Wrong Number Voicemail Scam, this fraudulent activity comes your way […]
August 12, 2020

INTERAC e-Transfer

How the scam works: IDP (Interac Direct Payment) is Canada's national debit card service for purchasing of goods and services. […]
August 12, 2020

Bank Account Verification Scam

Bank Account Verficiation Scam: How It Works Unlike the Account Upgrade scam, where fraudsters impersonate bank reps asking you […]
August 12, 2020

Money Advice Service Impersonators

How the scam works: The Money Advice Service is a British agency that offers impartial, independent advice on a wide […]
August 12, 2020

Payment Notification Scam

Payment Notification Scam: How It Works If you're like most people, you spend a good part of each day […]
August 12, 2020

Billing Error

How the scam works: The Internet has made all of our lives much easier. But every silver lining is attached […]
August 12, 2020

Veterans Pension

How the scam works: Veterans benefits and their pensions are the latest targets of the scammers preying on the elderly. […]
August 12, 2020

Subsidy Benefit in Australia

How the scam works: Phishing scams are one of the oldest games in the scam book. Once a scammer has […]
August 12, 2020

Prime Bank Guarantee Scam

Prime Bank Guarantee Scam: How It Works (with explanatory video below) Some scams have been making the rounds for […]
August 12, 2020

Car Loan Approval

Bad Credit Car Financing Scam: How It Works  Car loans for people with bad credit and fake lenders. Beware of […]
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