Frauds and scams

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Brush up on some common types of fraud to protect your money.


Online fraud

Criminals can use the anonymity of the Internet to rip off unsuspecting victims.

Fraudulent calls

Criminals hide behind the anonymity of the telephone and defraud thousands each year.

Police impersonators

People impersonating the police have tried to scam individuals and businesses.

'Gifting' pyramids

This pyramid scheme targets law-abiding citizens who have no idea they are breaking the law.

PIN pads, debit cards and ATMs

What is PIN pad tampering and ATM skimming and how to avoid becoming a victim to it.

Email phishing

E-mails designed to look like they come from well-known businesses you know.

Rental scams

Confirm the identity of the landlord before paying for rent or deposits.

Bitcoin and gift card scams

Call someone to discuss before making any decisions.

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