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Is it time for a “ScamSmart” leaflet for first-time investors?

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With the taxpayer still reeling from the £170m+ bill that has fallen on them from the London Capital and Finance scandal, is it time to start issuing a “ScamSmart” leaflet to first-time investors who’ve just come into large lump sums? During the last wave of “pension liberation” scams in the early 2010s, hundreds of millions of pounds were lost by investors who transferred their pensions to...

IRS Impostor –

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Victim Location 26554Type of a scam Tax Collection It was an automated call saying it was the IRS Fraud Investigation Department and for me to call immediately because I was in trouble for tax evasion that they knew I had done on purpose and to call immediately. I did. A man with an accent picked up and identified himself by same department name and then asked how to help I said he could help...

GoFundMe –

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Victim Location 32168Type of a scam Phishing Received this unsolicited email. (My name is not Chris but my wife’s name is). We have never had a Go Fund Me account “Hi Chris, Your GoFundMe password has expired. In order to access your account, please click on the link below to reset your password. Reset password We’re here to help. If you have any questions, you can find answers...

Extrayma S.L. –

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Victim Location 36276Type of a scam Employment I was looking for work at home opportunities and ran across this from an email that was a job finding search. I read it and it sounded interesting and so the company said they’d be sending me via email instructions and basically a training probationary period. Sounded legitimate at that point. Then I get an email two days later welding me and here’s...

BSUSNET logistics Inc LLC –

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Victim Location 27526Type of a scam Phishing Received a USPS Priority Mail Envelope with a letter and a check inside. The letter had the Whole Foods Market logo on it along with the heading “Customer Service Evaluation Tool (CSET)”. Looked very professional and official. The check was for $1450.52 and from Mary E. Coney at an address in Sarasota Florida. The bank on the check was Citibank with...

BSUSNET logistics Inc LLC –

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Victim Location 27526Type of a scam Phishing Received a USPS Priority Mail Envelope with a letter and a check inside. The letter had the Whole Foods Market logo on it along with the heading “Customer Service Evaluation Tool (CSET)”. Looked very professional and official. The check was for $1450.52 and from Mary E. Coney at an address in Sarasota Florida. The bank on the check was Citibank with...

Modern Image –

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Victim Location 14065Total money lost $84Type of a scam Online Purchase
My back account was charged right away for the product, however it took over a month to receive the item. The product was suppose to be 3d stick on wall tiles. What I received was poor quality photos of tiles.

bsmartl –

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Victim Location 27513Total money lost $37.97Type of a scam Charity I ordered some pint glasses on the website and it sent my paypal donation to a charity organization called friendsofborgne.com. The organization claims they are not aware of this and are working to refund the money. I think the website is recording login, password, and if you click on facebook it is recording these logins. You get...

Ombgahop.com –

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Victim Location 15642Total money lost $31.69Type of a scam Online Purchase Purchased the 3- bird hanging stained glass . Got a painted metal birds. Contacted the company by email 4 times Asking for return address because they state you cannot mail it back to manufacture address and that’s the only one I have I get the same message all the time sorry this happened send a picture. After I receive...

International development association –

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Type of a scam Government Grant Message was as follows: Just wondering if you heard about the International Development Association Individual Program. Well, its not advertised publicly. This is based on helping paying for medical bills, buying a home, salesmen starting their own businesses, going to school, teachers, retired teachers, with seniors old and retired people. This IDA grant, I was...

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