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09.16.2021 Scammers Defraud Victims of Millions of Dollars in New Trend in Romance ScamsThe FBI warns of a rising trend of scammers persuading romance scam victims to send money to allegedly invest or trade cryptocurrency.
08.05.2019 Cyber Actors Use Online Dating Sites to Conduct Confidence/Romance Fraud and Recruit Money MulesIn 2018, confidence/romance fraud was the seventh most commonly reported scam to the IC3 based on the number of complaints received, and the second costliest scam in terms of victim loss.
We have received reports of a scam in which scammers are claiming to be from the National Elder Fraud Hotline and threatening to file suits against the phone call recipient. In some instances, personal identifiable information (PII) is requested. Do not provide PII, such as a social security number, or money in response to these false claims. Learn more.
These scammers falsely represent themselves as Hotline staff and attempt to obtain personal information or money through threats, including a claim that the caller is filing a suit against the call recipient.
Recent scam activity Scammers use events and other opportunities to take advantage of people across Australia. Attempts to gain your personal information Scammers use all kinds of sneaky approaches to steal your personal details. Once obtained, they can use your identity to commit fraudulent activities such as using your credit card or opening a bank account. Buying or selling Scammers prey on consumers and businesses that are buying or selling products and services. Not every transaction is legitimate. Dating & romance Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions. They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
Scammers frequently change their approach with new tactics and messages to trick people. We encourage you to stay up to date on the latest news and advisories by following SSA OIG on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook or subscribing to receive email alerts.
When you report a scam, you are providing us with powerful data that we use to inform others, identify trends, refine strategies, and take legal action against the criminals behind these scam activities.
If you believe you're the victim of a scam involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, you can call Apple at 800-275-2273 (U.S.) and say "gift cards" when prompted.
A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, including gift cards. As the fraudsters are sometimes requesting codes from Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, we want to make sure our customers are aware of these scams.
Regardless of the reason for payment, the scam follows a certain formula: The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment by purchasing Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards from the nearest retailer (convenience store, electronics retailer, etc.). After the cards have been purchased, the victim is asked to pay by sharing the code(s) on the back of the card with the caller over the phone.
Never provide the numbers on the back of a Gift Card to someone you do not know. Once those numbers are provided to the scammers, the funds on the card will likely be spent before you are able to contact Apple or law enforcement.
If you have additional questions, or if you've been a victim of a scam involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards or Apple Store Gift Cards, you can call Apple at 800-275-2273 (U.S.) and say "gift cards" when prompted, or contact Apple Support online.
Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.
The IRS issued a renewed warning urging people to carefully review the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) guidelines before trying to claim the credit as promoters continue pushing ineligible people to file.
In a continuing twist on a common scam, the IRS, state tax agencies and tax industry warn tax professionals to beware of evolving phishing scams that use various pandemic-related themes to steal client data.
As the new year begins, the IRS reminds taxpayers to protect their personal and financial information throughout the year and watch out for IRS impersonation scams, along with other schemes, that try to trick people out of their hard-earned money.
A sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.
The IRS, state tax agencies and tax industry warn tax professionals of new email scams that attempt to steal their tax software preparation credentials. Thieves try to steal client data and tax preparers' identities in an attempt to file fraudulent tax returns for refunds.
The IRS has established a process that will allow businesses and payroll service providers to quickly report any data losses related to the W-2 scam currently making the rounds. If notified in time, the IRS can take steps to prevent employees from being victimized by identity thieves filing fraudulent returns in their names. There also is information about how to report receiving the scam email.
Employers are urged to put protocols in place for the sharing of sensitive employee information such as Forms W-2. The W-2 scam is just one of several new variations that focus on the large-scale thefts of sensitive tax information from tax preparers, businesses and payroll companies.
Some taxpayers receive emails that appear to be from the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) about a tax refund. These emails are a phishing scam, trying to trick victims into providing personal and financial information. Do not respond or click any link. If you receive this scam, forward it to email@example.com and note that it seems to be a scam phishing for your information.
These calls are phone scams/phishing attempts and have been around for the last few years. Residents are urged to not provide the caller with any information. The Department of Homeland Security and CBP does not solicit money over the phone, nor does it use Bitcoin other digital currency or gift cards. If such calls are received, people should make a note of the number and any other pertinent details about the call and immediately hang up, and then report the incident to your local police department and the Federal Trade Commissioner at If you would still like to talk to someone from CBP, please contact the CBP Information Center at (877) 227-5511.
5 Median loss calculations are based on reports submitted in 2018 that indicated a monetary loss by people who said they were 60 and over as compared to people who said they were 20 to 59. Not all reports to Sentinel indicate age.
No legitimate federal government employee would ever call you and tell you that you qualify or have been approved for a grant for which you never applied. Protect yourself from scammers that tell you that you need to pay a small processing fee to qualify to receive a grant for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or "money for nothing" grant offers.
Be careful to watch for scammers that falsely use HHS symbols and language to trick you and others. Fraudsters in the past have used the words and letters of HHS programs to give the false impression that their costly seminars or pay-per-use grant application tools are approved, endorsed, or authorized by HHS. HHS never endorses or uses private companies or individuals for these purposes.
Based on a 2021 study by Common Sense Media, teenage cell phone use is up 84% compared to 2015, with 94% of 8- to 18-year-olds having access to a smartphone."}},"@type": "Question","name": "What Is Catfishing on the Internet?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "Catfishing is when someone uses images and information to create a new identity online. They then use that identity to damage someone's reputation or befriend an unsuspecting person to scam them or worse.","@type": "Question","name": "Do You Have to Pay to Have Student Loan Debt Forgiven?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "No. Scammers charge a fee for student loan debt forgiveness assistance, but neither legitimate debt forgiveness nor loan consolidation requires upfront payment. Both are free to student loan borrowers."]}]}] Investing Stocks Bonds Fixed Income Mutual Funds ETFs Options 401(k) Roth IRA Fundamental Analysis Technical Analysis Markets View All Simulator Login / Portfolio Trade Research My Games Leaderboard Economy Government Policy Monetary Policy Fiscal Policy View All Personal Finance Financial Literacy Retirement Budgeting Saving Taxes Home Ownership View All News Markets Companies Earnings Economy Crypto Personal Finance Government View All Reviews Best Online Brokers Best Life Insurance Companies Best CD Rates Best Savings Accounts Best Personal Loans Best Credit Repair Companies Best Mortgage Rates Best Auto Loan Rates Best Credit Cards View All Academy Investing for Beginners Trading for Beginners Become a Day Trader Technical Analysis All Investing Courses All Trading Courses View All TradeSearchSearchPlease fill out this field.SearchSearchPlease fill out this field.InvestingInvesting Stocks Bonds Fixed Income Mutual Funds ETFs Options 401(k) Roth IRA Fundamental Analysis Technical Analysis Markets View All SimulatorSimulator Login / Portfolio Trade Research My Games Leaderboard EconomyEconomy Government Policy Monetary Policy Fiscal Policy View All Personal FinancePersonal Finance Financial Literacy Retirement Budgeting Saving Taxes Home Ownership View All NewsNews Markets Companies Earnings Economy Crypto Personal Finance Government View All ReviewsReviews Best Online Brokers Best Life Insurance Companies Best CD Rates Best Savings Accounts Best Personal Loans Best Credit Repair Companies Best Mortgage Rates Best Auto Loan Rates Best Credit Cards View All AcademyAcademy Investing for Beginners Trading for Beginners Become a Day Trader Technical Analysis All Investing Courses All Trading Courses View All Financial Terms Newsletter About Us Follow Us Facebook Instagram LinkedIn TikTok Twitter YouTube Table of ContentsExpandTable of Contents1. Social Media Scams2. Online Shopping Scams3. Identity Theft4. Skill or Talent Contests5. Scholarship and Grant Scams6. Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Scams7. Online Auctions8. Cellphone Freebies9. Weight Loss Scams10. Webcam SecurityHow to Fight BackTeen Scams FAQsThe Bottom LineLaws & RegulationsFinancial Crime & Fraud10 Common Scams Targeted at TeensParents and kids should be aware of these scams 041b061a72