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Common Fraud Schemes

The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber webpages for more fraud schemes. To report cases of fraud, use our online tips form or contact your nearest FBI office or overseas office. ....

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Senior Citizen Fraud

Senior Citizen Fraud AlertA Canadian couple is arrested for allegedly bilking victims across the U.S. by selling bogus credit card protection plans over the phone.
A Maryland financial planning/estate lawyer pleads guilty to defrauding his own clients.
A California man is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million from residents of a retirement home through an investment scheme.
What’s the common thread here? All of the victims were elderly, and many lost their life saving
 

 

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The Grandparent Scam

Don’t Let It Happen to You
04/02/12

You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!”

 

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