Scams and Fraud
Scams are all around us, and the numbers of cases reported to Law Enforcement are growing. Scams come to us in several ways including by mail, phone, email, internet, and in person. Many of the scams are international and leave the victim with little or no recourse for recovering lost funds.
- If it sounds too good to be true...it is
- If you are notified you won a lottery or sweepstakes you did not enter...you didn't
- If the "brother you did not know you had" left you money...he didn't
- If you are selling an item for $25.00, and the buyer sends you $2000.00 and asks you to wire the remainder to him...it is a scam
- Banks, ebay, paypal, and other organizations do not need to "verify" your passwords and accounts
Never give your social security or bank account numbers to those who contact you
Educate yourself and refuse to be a victim
To learn more...
Reporting Internet Crime
- IC3. A partnership between the FBI, National White Collar Crime Center, and Bureau of Justice Assistance.