Tech Support scam
Tech support claims your computer has malware and requests payment to fix the defects or access your computer.
Scammers pose as bank or credit card issuer or a legitimate company and ask you to provide personal information or transfer money by phone, text or email. They might also
use a fake caller ID that could show up as Capital One and/ or request remote access to your device.
Posing as your utility company, you get a text or email with a warning to pay your balance within a limited time or else the utility will be shut off.
You are presented with a “too good to be true” deal, like $49 for a $300 pair of sneakers. Never transfer money to someone you don’t know.
A house is legitimately listed for sale online, but scammers have set up a fake website and listed the house as a rental. You send your first month’s deposit to a scammer
pretending to be the landlord/owner.
Legitimate-looking websites are being created by scammers, and a quick Google search will lead you to a real-looking phone number. When you call, they’ll try to
obtain your sign-in details or other information.
You receive an overpayment for an item you’re selling, immediately followed by a request to deposit the check (which turns out to be a bad check) and then send the
difference via a wire or gift card.
You’re approached outside a bank branch and asked to cash a check for someone who claims they don’t have an account or left their ID home. The bad check will be held
against your account when it doesn’t clear.
If you are asked for financial support from a new partner in a relationship that’s been exclusively online, you’re likely a target of this elaborate scheme.
You receive a request to donate to a charity that you’ve never heard of and for which you can’t find an official website.