Fraud Prevention Dispatches
Affinity Fraud happens when someone uses a shared identity to build trust within a community, in order to defraud its members. Affinity Fraud targets churches, clubs, professional associations and more, and usually involves some type of phony investment scheme. Don't get hooked just because someone says they're "just like you."
A heightened emotional state can be used to convince potential victims into acting without thinking critically about the situation. Don't let scammers manipulate your emotions!
Telephone scams are widespread, and scammers can make caller I.D. say anything they think will cause you to answer. Here are some tips to avoid phone fraudsters.
Millions of people use online dating sites and apps every day. It's big business, and there are plenty of success stories. However, there are also a lot of scammers lurking in these spaces, ready to manipulate your emotions and pick your pocket, or use you as a pawn in a larger criminal enterprise. Here are 3 warning signs of a romance scammer.
There are thousands of different scams and subtle variations on each one, but a lot of fraud prevention comes down to simple ideas that can be applied to any situation. Here are 3 basic tips for steering clear of scams and fraud.