Date: 2018-01-06 14:50
The website , for example, publishes links to various fake identities that scammers appear to be using. “The best weapon against this crime is education,” the site states. “The more people that are educated in the way the scams work, the harder it is for the scammers to make money and the more scammers that can be put out of business.”
If you want to stay on top of scams, inform yourself on how to recognize the various types of scams and protect your personal information by visiting law enforcement organizations' websites, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or other reputable organizations.
“They want a breezy experience,” spokesman Daniel Mori said. “They want to meet people and to date fast.” The challenge, he said, is to keep the “ecosystem as clean as possible without asking customers to work too hard.”
Someone who has fallen for a scam before is a favored mark. Once victims send money, scammers put their n ames on a “sucker list,” Special Agent Beining said. Those names and identities are often sold to other criminals.
The actual figure of total losses is probably far higher, Scherer said, because many victims are too embarrassed to come forward or do not know who to contact. He said the scammers were highly sophisticated, often grooming victims for months and using convincing techniques such as forging letters purportedly from the . ambassador in Malaysia.
You might receive a phone call from someone falsely claiming to be your regular supplier , telling you that the offer is a special or available for a limited time , or pretending to only confirm your address or existing order. If you agree to buy any of the supplies offered to you, they will often be overpriced and of bad quality.
Yeah, requesting all of that information is definitely a warning sign. I'm glad to hear that you thought of that right away! Many people don't realize it until later.
SCAMMER URBAN LEGENDS - Chapters 8 & 9 It's All About The Scammers CHAPTER THREE: POSTING SCAMMER PHOTOS One of the things you notice immediately with most "anti-scam" groups on Facebook or on their websites [.]
The Nigerian scam (also called the 969 fraud) has been on the rise since the early 8759 to 8759 mid 6995s in Canada. Although many of these sorts of scams originated in Nigeria, similar scams have been started all over the world (particularly in other parts of West Africa and in Asia). These scams are increasingly referred to as advance fee fraud .
The scammers make their money by making you pay fees or taxes, call their premium rate phone numbers or send premium text messages to claim your prize. These premium rate calls can be very expensive, and the scammers will try to keep you on the line for a long time or ask you to call a different premium rate number.