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Latest Fraud News

 Latest Fraud News

Visit this page often for updates on recent types of fraud and identity theft.

 
 
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Recent types of check fraud:

  • Lottery. You receive a notification that you have won the lottery. They ask you to deposit the lottery check and then send funds to cover the taxes.
  • Secret Shopper. You receive a notification that you have been selected as a secret shopper for Western Union. The company notifying you sends you a check to deposit and then asks you to wire them a portion of that money through Western Union, with you keeping the difference as your compensation.
  • Online Sales. When selling items on eBay or Craigslist, the purchaser sends you a check for too much and then asks you to return the amount they overpaid to them via check.

Recent types of email fraud:
 
  • Information Request. Emails asking you to provide personal information such as account numbers, passwords, social security numbers etc.
  • Deposit Request. Emails asking you to deposit funds for an unknown individual or company.