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FRAUD ALERT: Scam traps

Guide to common cyberscams

Here is a list of common Internet fraud schemes drawn from the 100-plus investigations launched under Operation Cyber Sweep, a government initiative to combat online crime. The investigations were prompted by referrals from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center, which posted the list.

From CNET

The types of scams listed are:

Credit/debit card fraud
Identity theft
Nondelivery of goods/services
Spoofing/phishing
Online auction/retail
Freight forwarding/reshipping
Advance-fee fraud schemes
Counterfeit check schemes
Business/employment schemes
Investment fraud
Phony escrow services
Ponzi/pyramid schemes

Category: FRAUD ALERTS
Posted on December 14, 2004 at 11:15 PM | Permalink

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