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

Bank Survey Rewards

How the scam works: You receive an email from what appears to be your bank saying the following: “As a […]
August 12, 2020

Broker Training

How the scam works: You're approached by a company that offers training to people interested in becoming mortgage brokers. They […]
August 12, 2020

Buying Shares

How the scam works: Scammers send millions of e-mails at once, offering a very hot tip in the stock market. […]
August 12, 2020

Check in the Mail

Fake Check Scams: How They Work (with video below) The Fake Check Scam occurs this way: the scammer asks for […]
August 12, 2020

Click on Your Ads

How the scam works: If you have a business, you have probably considered at some point using programs like Google […]
August 12, 2020

Conference Invitation

Event Invitation Scam: How It Works This tricky scam comes as a very tempting invitation for regular people with great […]
August 12, 2020

Credit Repair Scam

Credit Repair Scam: How It Works Your years of post-secondary education didn’t pay off, all that traveling you did was […]
August 12, 2020

Order Credit Report For Free

Order Free Credit Report Scam: How It Works There have been probably times in your life when you wanted […]
August 12, 2020

Debt Rescue Company

How the scam works: (with video below) You are tens of thousands of dollars in debt and you see no […]
August 12, 2020

Denial of Service Attack

Denial of Service Attack: How it Works If you happen to be a potential victim of a credit card […]
August 12, 2020

Divorce Online In 3 Days Lawyers

The Quick Divorce Online Scam Targets Couples During COVID-19 Strangely or not, the rate of divorces worldwide spiked during the […]
August 12, 2020

Economic Stimulus Grant Scam

Economic Stimulus Grant Scam: How It Works (with video below) You receive a letter or an email that appears to […]
August 12, 2020

Expiration of Draft E-mail

How the scam works: An e-mail comes to your inbox with the subject “Expiration of Draft”. Apparently, a company owed […]
August 12, 2020

Failed Bank Compensation

How the scam works: In the United States whenever a bank collapses, the clients are able to withdraw their money […]
August 12, 2020

FBI e mail

  FBI Notification Email Scam: How It Works (with video below) There are still people who fall victim to the […]
August 12, 2020

Account Upgrade

Bank Account Update Email: How It Works You get an email from your bank, asking that you upgrade or […]
August 12, 2020

Bank Manager Offer

How the scam works: An official-looking e-mail comes your way asking if you know a bank manager. Alternatively, the message […]
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