Internet Fraud

Social Scams And Fraud: The Latest Threat

Fraud-induced social isolation is a serious social problem that has gained prominence in the 21st century. Fraudsters use various communication platforms to target their victims, who are mostly unaware of the tricks being played on them. The increasing number of social media users makes it easy for frauds to spread their schemes and gain access to personal information. Fraud is everywhere and you need to be aware of the dangers so you can avoid becoming a victim. A scammer will contact you on social media and try to convince you that he or her is a victim too. He or ... Read more

Financial Fraud: Segun Prosper Otaru Indicted For Defrauded Their Victims Through Various Internet Scams

Nigerian National Indicted for Internet Fraud Scheme SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nigerian national in St. Robert, Mo., has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a conspiracy that used various internet scams to defraud victims. Segun Prosper Otaru, 26, was charged in a 12-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Otaru is a Nigerian citizen and a legal permanent resident of the United States. The federal indictment alleges that Otaru participated in wire fraud conspiracy that lasted from 2015 to Oct. 9, 2018, in Greene and Pulaski ... Read more

Personal Fraud Continues to Strike Many Unsuspecting Victims – Know How to Spot a Risky Situation

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1 in 4 people are targeted by internet fraud each year and a whopping 800,000 people fall victim to these scams. It is becoming increasingly important for consumers to be aware of the many ways that they can be defrauded. Fraudsters are becoming ever more cunning as they continue to find new ways to prey on and catch out innocent and unsuspecting customers. Personal Fraud Some of the most common types of personal fraud to be aware of include: Credit or bank card fraud – the unauthorised use of a credit or bank ... Read more

Internet Fraud – Tips And Descriptions

  Tips for Avoiding Internet Auction Fraud: Internet Fraud – Tips And Descriptions Understand as much as possible about how the auction works, what your obligations are as a buyer, and what the seller’s obligations are before you bid. Find out what actions the website/company takes if a problem occurs and consider insuring the transaction and shipment. Learn as much as possible about the seller, especially if the only information you have is an e-mail address. If it is a business, check the Better Business Bureau where the seller/business is located. Examine the feedback on the seller. Determine what method ... Read more

Report Internet Fraud

How tо Report Internet Fraud аnd Whу It Matters Report Internet Fraud Mass-marketing scams thаt include telephone fraud, Internet hoaxes, e-mail scams аnd mail fraud саn hаvе devastating effects fоr victims. Oftеn thе victims targeted fоr fraud аrе thоѕе lеаѕt аblе tо afford оr tо recover frоm а scam. Mаnу victims don’t wаnt tо tаkе thе time tо report attempted crimes. It’s easy tо thіnk іt won’t dо аnу good but whеn people report crimes іt саn оftеn lead tо arrests аnd prevent future crimes. Sоmе victims аrе tоо embarrassed tо report fraud. Reporting crimes dоеѕ matter. Onе оf thе ... Read more