Pamela – Oct 08, 2020

Scammer’s email [email protected]

Country United States

Type of a scam Employment

Initial means of contact Email

So I recently got an email from this supposed doctor yesterday. They happen to email me to my college email address. I too fell victim to this scam. Luckily, I had a friend that warned me about these type of scam and even showed evidence. My friend advise that if you fill out your personal information like I did block their contacts and get rid of the fake check that they send you. She also advise to do research on the supposed person offering you such job opportunity. Hopefully this post help someone in the future. If something sounds too good to be true then it’s definitely suspicious.

Kristina – Oct 05, 2020

Scammer’s phone N/A

Scammer’s website N/A

Scammer’s address N/A

Scammer’s email N/A

Country United States

Type of a scam Government Grant

Initial means of contact Social media (e.g., Facebook)

He claimed to be from the economic Grant Revenue and asked me to buy a $35 dollar EBay card and to send him pics of the back of it and the reciept so I did and then he kept asking me for another $50-$100 and kept trying to reassure me that he wasnt a scammer when I just found out he is by here! Idk how to get my money back either…

Brandi – Sep 11, 2020

Victim Location 48185

Type of a scam Identity Theft

They called many times and I didn’t answer, so since they kept calling I decided to call to see who it was. She ask my name and I gave it to her and she said hold on when she came back, she started off saying my social security number had a problem and I needed to do something, which I don’t remember what, anyway she said if I didn’t that my s.s. number would be cancelled. The phone connection was very bad and kinda hard to hear her. I knew it was a scam from the beginning of the call. I told her I would go into the office to find out was wrong with it and she said ok and hung up.

Kimberly – Sep 06, 2020

Victim Location 32826

Type of a scam Phishing

Text message from unknown number informing me they came across a parcel that is pending for me.

Jonathon – Oct 08, 2020

I’ve been getting that alot as well whenever I block them they managed to get a new number and send me the same message. Glad to know that I’m not the only one. Pretty much just block and never answer a phone you are not familiar with.

Sierra – Sep 06, 2020

Victim Location 33470

Type of a scam Phishing

I have been receiving the following text: My name, urgent notification for the USPS shipment 4I64L1 from 06/02/2020. Proceed to m3svc.info/4pZkN81XeT

Noah – Sep 02, 2020

Victim Location 40220

Type of a scam Phishing

The name they stated in text is not my real name but it was sent to my phone. I feel like someone is invading my privacy and trying to hack my phone to possibly steal more data

Rosa – Aug 30, 2020

Victim Location 53142

Type of a scam Phishing

This website said that they would give me a free iPhone 11 pro. “Hey there, your iPhone 11 Pro will be disposed if it’s not confirmed by the end of this week I feel like someone is trying to track my location. I’ve told on people to law enforcement personally I feel like it’s a scam to get my location.

Dennis – Aug 14, 2020

Victim Location 31406

Type of a scam Identity Theft

Scammer called and said, "Your social security number has been suspended. Please press 1 for an agent." When why are you scamming people they hung up. Called back from a different phone, which I blocked, A male answered. He acted as though he didn’t know what was going on. ( The initial call was a recording after the prompt was a female)

Jon – Aug 12, 2020

Victim Location 76114

Type of a scam Phishing

Voice mail on phone stating " Get charged please press one to talk to our cancellation team" I did not answer the phone, was a voicemail

Jorge – Aug 12, 2020

Victim Location 92116

Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

I was contact via phone by a machine, which stated that my social security was under a federal hold. The system then prompted me to refer to a human representative. Once I contacted the representative and told them that what they were doing was illegal and I would contact the better business bureau, the representative became aggressive and hung up on me.

Sheena – Jul 29, 2020

Similar to richf: [email protected] Actual apartment building in Washington, DC. She replied to my initial inquiry, but has not responded to my follow on request for a virtual tour.

Carlos – Jul 15, 2020

Victim Location 90036

Type of a scam Phishing

Called me by this number ?+1 (702) 979-3023? recorded my Yes answer

Spencer – Jul 14, 2020

Victim Location 85138

Type of a scam Phishing

I’m not sure if it is an actual scam, but the fact that when I refused to use this website the person immediately backed out was a red flag. The website they asked for the vehicle report from was theautobgreview.link/MFyPLYG. I offered the CarFax report and when I refused to use this site, he backed out right away. He claimed his father is a dealer and tried to convince me to use this site. That doesn’t even look like a legitimate website but I wasn’t about to check it after reading the ScamPulse.com information on fraudulent vehicle report sites.

Emily – Jun 08, 2020

Scammer’s phone 4154839115

Scammer’s email [email protected]

Country United States

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Initial means of contact Not applicable

Emailed back and forth re: a French Bulldog puppy and I reverse looked up the photo sent and they were taken off the internet.

Derek – May 24, 2020

Victim Location 78664

Type of a scam CryptoCurrency

First email from ([email protected]) now a txt from (+1 (929) 345-3174) threatening time reveal video taped info from *********** videos watched and ************ videos. I knew it wasn’t true so didn’t respond, but the second prompted me to look for how to contact the FBI. That led me to this site. Below is the txt I got:


I know all things about you. My malware corrupted your phone and recorded your video clip while you were ************. I’ve the entire recording. I will make you a one time, non negotiable offer. Get $1200 in BTC and send it to this address 19wUUCjx4emh7VU2bZuty8TcjUqmcHTq4A and I will go away completely and will erase all the things I have regarding you. If I do not get the payment, I will certainly make your life a living nightmare. Remember that. You have 24 hours.

Tiffany – Mar 18, 2020

Victim Location 48327

Type of a scam Other

Left a voicemail : "Initiate on your name for money laundering and the investigating team of out department is investigating you and your family to get more information about your arrest warrant in case file from the United States government five me a press one for more information before we download your case into the court house. Press 1 now"

Angelica – Mar 18, 2020

Victim Location 48327

Type of a scam Other

Left a voicemail : "Initiate on your name for money laundering and the investigating team of out department is investigating you and your family to get more information about your arrest warrant in case file from the United States government five me a press one for more information before we download your case into the court house. Press 1 now"

Ivan – Mar 18, 2020

Victim Location 48327

Type of a scam Other

Left a voicemail : "Initiate on your name for money laundering and the investigating team of out department is investigating you and your family to get more information about your arrest warrant in case file from the United States government five me a press one for more information before we download your case into the court house. Press 1 now"

Allison – Mar 03, 2020

They want more money in and when you decline to take loans worth of €90,000.00 they’ll empty your investment account. That’s what happened to me. In the beginning it seemed to be ok, but when you want to take money out it is not possible. They say it takes long time to gather the money etc etc. There’s always excuse why you can not have your money back. I have contacted them via customer service and I never got reply in written. My first contact to them was the trading pause of seven weeks. I had that time on my account €85,654.00, suddenly when they started to do the trading, there was less that €20,867.00 left. I checked the trading history win loss report and there wasn’t loss enough that could’ve explained the disappearance of 60,567.0 euros. I was not able to get access to my invested capital including my bonus in the Bloombex account, God so kind, luckily as I was researching for how to get my funds back from the scam broker, then I came across a comment on the broker reviews website, that talks about a recovery expert, on binary,forex,crypto and bitcoin trade recovery, Mr Nathan Harold, he was to guide me the process to get my funds from the scam investment broker Bloombex option trade. Him and his team worked relentlessly to get my refund.
Feel free to reach out to him , if you had same experience via his email address: [email protected] and he
will guide you on steps to take and get your invested capital including your bonus back.

Naomi –

Victim Location 43213

Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a text on my phone and it says: "***, Christian Love Missionary Baptist Church is eligible for funds up to $250k may I send the minimum qualification or lmk if I can close your file today". I responded, saying, "Yes you may send the minimum qualification". Then I texted "Close the file, I think this is a scam. No." Then I called the number and it rang busy. *** is my mother.

Patrick –

Victim Location 45345

Total money lost $1,400

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Dean Keller from BBB called telling me I won two million dollars and a BMW. He has to renew a stamp before the money could be delivered. He needed $395. Asked that money be sent by money order. He would tell me later where to send the money order when I calIed him at 347 991-9837. I recognized his voice as the same scammer that took me for $1400 last fall. That was to transfer a new car from Columbus to Dayton. I overnighted a money order to New York.

Beth –

Victim Location 02886

Type of a scam Phishing

Person called claiming that my social security number had been compromised in South western United States. She then asked for my name, phone number and then asked for me to confirm my SSI#. ( I did not give out my real name or phone#)

I informed her that I worked for the fbi fraud dept.

She hung up.

Stephen –

Victim Location 54915

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Caller asked if I received my new medicaid card. Said that the shipping department sent out new cards. The current card is blue, white & red while the new card is red white and blue. Asked if I could go and get my card and read off the numbers so he could compare the numbers. I did not fall for this. The caller had a heavy foreign accent, which made it hard to understand him.

Toni –

Victim Location 43315

Type of a scam Credit Cards

I got a call from "Capital One" as I had applied for a credit card for KMart. He asked for my Social Security number and additional pii.

Amy –

Victim Location 85022

Type of a scam Government Grant

Friend contacted me through messenger. Gave my phone number to a grant agent and from there they texted me questions asking for my name, address, income and drivers lic. # but then they told me to pick up a Walmart gift card to receive my grant. My friend would message me telling me to not tell anyone about my winnings because someone might use my name and take it.

Cole –

Total money lost $1,000

Type of a scam Credit Cards

Someone has used my Capital One Credit Card to open an account at Motley Fool Canad 877-7871447 NS with out me knowing about it , I’d like to find out who is doing this and have it stopped now ,it has been showing up on my monthly statements and I did not give anyone the right to use my credit card and I did not do this myself !

Kenneth –

Victim Location 68005

Type of a scam Tech Support

When called numerous times a day in matter of hours, an automated message tells you to call back because your computer firewall is targeted and 299 dollars will be taken from your account. When called back they don’t speak much English. They are rude and say inappropriate things to you. There is a lot of noise in the background.

Shawn –

Victim Location 96822

Type of a scam Other

Multiple phone calls and no message left, or hangs up if someone picks up the phone. When number is dialed from call record, "the number cannot be completed as dialed".

Rachel –

Type of a scam Identity Theft

Received an automated, robotic female voice, phone call this morning suggesting that my social insurance number is subject to suspension due to suspected use of my S.I.N #. An immediate callback was needed.


Philip –

Victim Location 77034

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I found this website online selling Persian kittens and was interested in one. I messaged them asking for prices and they said it was 500$ for rehoming fee + shipping to my nearest airport. When I asked if I could meet the kitten before purchasing they said no and kept pressuring me to send the money so they could “hold” the kitten for me. I got my boyfriend to call and see if we could meet the kittens they said yes but they raised the price to 1000$. I then emailed them back and told them that I knew they had raised prices and they denied all of it. I also found that they copied all of their “testimonials” form people that had supposedly purchased kittens from them from another website. (Www.pasionittens.com).

Joe –

Victim Location 24333

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

1.8 million dollars in sweepstakes winnings. It would cost $400 to investigate where her winning check was delivered. Names given were David Wallace and Christian Davis.

Angelica –

Victim Location 44035

Type of a scam Employment

I received a text from what was supposedly "Heineken Beer Advertisement" stating that I can have my car wrapped to advertise and get paid $700 / weekly. I kept getting the text, but when I would text back, no one would respond. I did receive a check in the mail from *** *** ***, LLC. Check from *** *** *** in KY for $3750.00. I was suppose to keep the $750.00, but send the $3000.00 to a business to wrap my car. Knowing this all sounded to good to be true, I called the *** *** to verify if the funds were available and if this was really a live check. According to the bank, this was a live check, but the funds were not available. I knew better then to fall for this and upon research for scams, I shredded the check. It’s just sad people prey on people and they fall for the scams, then are stuck paying back the money to the bank. I hope this gets out and someone catches this dirt-bag or at least my post will warn people to look out for scams like this.

Geoffrey –

Victim Location 44145

Type of a scam Credit Cards

I was called by a company claiming to be the Better Business Bureau. The person was named Marc Stevenson. He told me I don’t have to worry about making full payments on my credit card since I was living off of social security. He asked me to confirm my card numbers and information.

Micah –

Victim Location 24014

Type of a scam Identity Theft

Voicemail states they are from social security office and if you want to find out more, push zero or they will block your social security number.

Jon –

Victim Location 24015

Type of a scam Government Grant

I keep getting calls saying I have been awarded and need to send anywhere between $1,000 – $20,000

Eduardo –

Victim Location 02891

Type of a scam Phishing

I make it a rule not to pick up unknown phone calls but I was caught in an unguarded moment and it was one of those "can you hear me" calls and I said yes. It just happened and I do not know if I will lose money or not.

Erica –

Victim Location 84006

Total money lost $58

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I purchased a Vizio tv on December 24, 2019 and A pair of Ray ban sunglasses was delivered instead of the tv which I did not order any sunglasses and I was charged $58.00 for nothing.

Gabriel –

Victim Location 81637

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Email contact was made with scammer in regards to the item being sold on the website listed above. Scammer received husband’s full name and email address. No money was exchanged and no other contact was made.

Adriana –

Victim Location 85019

Total money lost $349

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Promised my ged was real and now 13 years later found out that it’s a scam

Bonnie –

Victim Location 42420

Type of a scam Online Purchase

When I ordered the Via beauty cream, I clicked the ‘submit’ button and somehow an extra item was added to my purchase. I was ok with that because to my knowledge, each product was about $5. After receiving the products, I was charged $97.87 in addition to the products purchased. I called my bank, who provided a contact phone number to research why I had been charged this additional amount. The agent told me that I purchased a ’14 day free trial’, which I was unaware. She said that I had until the 14th day to cancel, in order to receive a refund while she was still trying to sell me the trial, go figure. I explained to her that this charge didn’t appear until the 14th day. I demanded to have this ‘account’ cancelled and my money refunded. She gave me the runaround with not being able to refund, only being able to refund 45%, then she could refund 60%, then 75%..until I about lost it and threatened to report this further. Finally, she said she’d refund the whole amount. Please don’t order from this company. I think this company only sells this cream to scam consumers into recurring payments, nothing to do with this product nor the quality.

John –

Victim Location 87031

Total money lost $2,958.60

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

Employee from Processing Services contacted me in Feb 2015 stating that i needed to start paying my student loan immediately, or that interest would build and that my income tax refund would be at risk and taken from me for the 2014 year. They told me they were contacted with the Dept of Ed and wouldset me up with a payment plan, and eventually have my student loans forgiven if I paid consecutively and did not miss a payment for 240 months. Being fresh out of college, I trusted in this company to help me figure out a payment plan that worked with my income. I was low income at the time. They had me pay an initial fee of $286 on Feb 11, 2015 to get this program started, then set up automatic withdrawal for my student loan payment of $46.07 beginning on Mar 15, 2015. I had just had my final payment withdrawn on Jan 15,2020 when i was contact by the Dept of Ed for an outstanding balance. After i did some research and pulled out the paperwork signed electronically by their representative with Processing Services,  I realized via google that this company had been reported multiple times as a scam. I called the telephone numbers on the paperwork Processing Services provided to me- none of them went through to the company or were no longer in service.

I was able to stop auto payment through my bank and reported this to Dept of Ed. Very upsetting that I trusted in them and that I made close to 60 payments without the Dept of Ed never seeing my money.

Alison –

Victim Location 77011

Type of a scam Identity Theft

I’ve been receiving several calls from this number over the last few days with an automated message saying that my social security number has been used in a crime and that legal actions was going to be taken against me unless I called the number back. 816-876-6375

Joel –

Victim Location 76006

Type of a scam Phishing

Unsolicited mortgage quote. With my name and home address.

Message"Hi ***l, Your request with Case Number RegaR_8101 is still pending. Based on your case, it seems we may be able to get you a better quote.

To see updated mortgage rates available for your home at *** *** **, please confirm your file is accurate ***"

Tony –

Victim Location 75206

Total money lost $30

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I bought an item off of dailyshock.store December 10th. They have not shipped the product. They do not respond to my repeated emails. They took my money and they went dark. There is no number to call, they simply provide an email address. I’ve followed up probably 7-8 times. While they say they have a 24hour turnaround on response, I’ve received nothing. Do NOT purchase from here as they are simply taking your money and sending nothing. They advertise on facebook.

Kathryn –

Victim Location 85040

Type of a scam Phishing

I continue to get text messages from this telephone number. The voice at times sounds robotic and at other times sounds like a real person. I am constantly asked if I want to sell my home. I’ve called the number numerous times to inform them the number is a business line and to remove it from their system – with no avail. Below is a copy of the text:

Hi it’s Sammie. I am trying to reach the owner of XXXXX St. I don’t suppose you’d consider an offer on that property?

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

Kate –

Victim Location 91945

Type of a scam Debt Collections

I received an email on 1/13/20. The email came from a Katie ***. Saying since I had not responded from them contacting back in June 14, 2019 they’re moving forward with a lawsuit of $ 8,679.68. This lawsuit is for $ 449.57 I supposedly owe a merchant cash advance service. I wrote back asking specifically who was the client. I’ve yet to receive a response. Furthermore, since when do lawyers/attorneys have to use a @gmail.com or @outlook.com for email addresses.

Taylor –

Type of a scam Phishing

I received a text message seems to be phishing because it stated the following:

"To Deposit Funds Now."

Dale –

Victim Location 44484

Type of a scam Other

They called to notify that our coverage has lapsed on our vehicle, refused to tell their name, and when I called back, no answer.

Ross –

Type of a scam Tax Collection

He is saying that he works for the Government of Canada, and is asking me to pay 1,200.00$ in canadian funds, because I am owed 65,000.00$ US from an American company. He wants me to pay a fee because it is over 50,000$ US.

He is holding my money.

I do not have these funds, and now he is giving till Friday the 24th of January, or he will charge me another 500.00$ fee for being late.

He is conning me.

He sent me a picture of his ID and he an employee of Alberta Regional Council of carpenters and Allied Workers

* *** *** *** *** ***

Haley –

Victim Location 24551

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Received three voicemails saying "United Health Care, please call us back." Once she called back, they wanted her birthday and wondering if she would do a survey. She called United Health and they said they were not making survey calls.

Kendra –

Victim Location 10466

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

The caller stated that I won $25 million dollars. 2020 Mercedes Benz plus $5000 everyday of the week for the rest of my life. The government will assist with 98% of my taxes and I’ll be responsible for 2%. I’ll have to send it via Wire Transfer first thing tomorrow morning.

Aimee –

Victim Location 24015

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call saying that I had won a sweepstakes.  They wanted me to do to my bank and open a $5 checking account.

Walter –

Victim Location 83858

Type of a scam Phishing

I have received 3 text Messages like this.

Hello *** your FEDEX package with tracking code GB-6412-GH83 is waiting for you to set delivery preferences: c6dsc.info/ZVnyDMmolWwX. From 714-914-9390.

Hello mate, your FEDEX package with tracking code GB-6412-GH83 is waiting for you to set delivery preferences: d3crx.info/6fe6Fnj2auI. From 714-914-8595.

A Hello mate, your FEDEX package with tracking code GB-6412-GH83 is waiting for you to set delivery preferences: d3crx.info/6fe6Fnj2auI.

From 858-335-8601.

I checked Fedex tracking and I have no current shipment.

Could this be a phishing scam? Plus this is on my phone. My husband ** *** *** ** has a different number than me.

Dale –

Victim Location 87901

Total money lost $15,000

Type of a scam Romance

Pat Nathaniel, plays the scrabble game ,in his 50s,born in Netherlands, marine engineer/ biologist .goes on ship in Black sea(near Turkey) chats . to make a long story short, gets romantic after a time of getting to know you, needs google or seperia cards to continue to use internet, needs you to purchase ,scratch off back .picture and send,(these are $100. each) needs these several times in increments of 2-14, then needs money to ship his allocated moneys 5600 is what I sent (asked for upwards to 14,000.)Bureau of Treasury sends you info as to where to send,(they have "agents" all over US. I sent money to 4 different ones.Everything has some kind of logical reason. Anyway I finally quit after losing $15,000

He sent a copy of a grant saying if he completed this expedition he would get up to 9 billion dollars, he had a bank account he let me access that said he had over 7 million dollars( Looks exactly like the real one)and and soon as he was off the ship, he wanted to marry me, and I would never have to worry about money again, yes he needed more money, only $15,000, to replace a machine he broke. I almost gave it to him, but my financial adviser,refused to send the money to Turkey and then to one of their agents. This has been ongoing for months. I normally am a smart,conservative woman, but I fell for this guy head over heels, he is very good at romancing BEWARE IT IS A FRAUD!!!

Kathleen –

Victim Location 92211

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Congratulations You are this years’ winner of the Publisher’s Clearing House Grand Prize. I am Peter Goodman (foreign accent), ID Badge #1747 US and you are the winner of $1.8 million dollars, delivered to you as a cashiers check plus $5,00 per month plus a white mercedes with one year of free insurance; your choice of either state farm or allstate, Your prize will be delivered by Debra Holland, Daniel Lamb and David Sayer and you can choose whether you want it to stay private or you want it shown on TV with cameras and reporters, etc.

The catch: Due to incidentals involved you must send a check for $4,885.92, (not to the PCH address which, incidentally, is not on Winners Circle in Jericho, NY but in Port Washington, NY)), to our accountant, a CPA. His name is C Brown Enterprises, LLC, 5004 E. Flower Ave. #C, 304 Tampa Florida, 33617. OK to send a personal check or a cashiers check and when I said a personal check I was told that, well, it would go along faster if I sent a cashiers check so they would not have to wait for it to clear. Now, he slipped and said that a senior citizen like me could use the money (how would he know I was a senior citizen?) and, as an FYI, my husband had just died a couple of weeks before – so they may be check the obituaries.

I have a whole page he sent me with a letter from the IRS, from the BBB, from the PCH in NY and with company sponsor’s names, etc. but I am writing to you on Google and the file is on one of my personal emails. Contact me if you want the copy. Also I hope you will contact the IRS. OH – I think I did give him my address but I figure he must have had it anyway because our address and phone number is listed.

Brenda –

Victim Location 23188

Type of a scam Phishing

hi Candice will you be home around 5:45 pm today? I need to handover these from http://bluejet.website?phone=XXXXXXXXXX to you.

Priscilla –

Victim Location 92101

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a fed ex package with instructions and a check for $2600.00. I was told that I needed to text msg my batch supervisor James Wilson that I received the package. And if I didn’t do it right away that they would send their Task Force Team to retrieve the envelope at the address they had on file! They want me to go to the nearest Wal-Mart with $2000.00 in cash out of the $2600.00 ($500.00 was mine plus an extra $100.00 for gas?) I was to purchase 2 M.O.s and send it along with a pic of

Evelyn –

Victim Location 22827

Total money lost $123

Type of a scam Other

They advertise cheap furniture. I even got a receipt it looked legit. They had a website. I never received my order. When called their contact number a woman answered and said that it was not their business and it’s her personal number. evidently many people call her.

Kristopher –

Victim Location 98237

Type of a scam Debt Collections

I have been called now a few times. The first time I answered and thought maybe it was real but I never recalled taking a payday loan out through loan.com which was the claim. They said the client would accept a one time payment or monthly payments. They had the last digit of my soc and bank but after talking to law enforcement I was told that information can be found and they are looking to fill in the missing pieces. I was told to report to the bbb by my bank after asking my bank to look into any such deposit. This collection has never shown on my credit report so I felt even more like this is a scam. The number calling i think may be fake as the call back number is completely different and not local. It was also hard to understand the individual as he seemed soft spoken as to be hard to hear and understand. The call has continued to come in with the same stupid message. Nothing in my records indicate this transaction ever happened. I called my bank to alert them someone is trying to get my personal information and the rest of my bank info. Like I said earlier that’s when my bank said file a scam report with the better business bureau. Everyone watch out scammers are trying everything to fill in empty info to take advantage of you. Always look into any claim with your trusted resources.

Hector –

Victim Location 28147

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Person, "Mick White" responded to my craigslist ad for my motorcycle for sale, told me he had trouble with another bike sale because the history check was filled with false information and he wanted me to use a company he recommended to get a history check for my bike even though I sent him a history report for this bike already. he said he was ready to purchase and travel 600 miles to purchase bike once I get the history check through his recommended site, when I google the bike history site there is no information.

Melissa –

Victim Location 44720

Type of a scam Family/Friend Emergency

I received a text from a person identifying themselves as my parish priest. The message read, “ Hope you’re good? I need to get gift cards for a friend of mine battling cancer in the hospital for him to use download his favorite songs and video to help boost his confidence, faith and morale in the next phase of his surgery and throughout the therapy which i can’t get now and wanted to know if you can help me get that from any store around you? I will reimburse you as soon as i can. Please text back to let me know if that would be possible. Let serve christ through rendering help to others. May God in his infinite mercy reward you abundantly.”

This person was insistent that I buy three gift cards ASAP scratch off the code and send him an image of them.

Edwin –

Victim Location 83709

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

This company continues to contact even though we’ve asked to be taken off this list. Calls multiple times a day. They scammed my dad for everything about his health history (surgery’s, drs and which office they practice out of, scar locations, insurance, address, obviously they have phone number, but I stopped them when I heard them asking for his Medicare and rx bin number. They call from a new number every time. They claim to be serving him a diabetic pain reliever but my dad isn’t diabetic.

Sophia –

Victim Location 55014

Type of a scam Identity Theft

I’ve received several calls on my land line for which the caller ID indicated that the call was coming from said land line! I do not answer, so I have no idea what they want – maybe only to unnerve me?

Priscilla –

Victim Location 66006

Total money lost $302

Type of a scam Debt Collections

This company said there name but didn’t get it what got me was they used a local number from around where I live owe Cash Central 605 said they have filed at court but he would talk the lawyer and see if I could make payments stop it from going to court

Misty –

Victim Location 27249

Type of a scam Phishing

Received a phone called from the Social Security Administration saying the reason for this call is to inform you that your social security number has been suspended for suspicious activities if you don’t contact us your account will be suspended.


Jamie –

Victim Location 96756

Type of a scam Phishing

Asking questions looking for a "yes" reply.

Paula –

Victim Location 44143

Type of a scam Debt Collections

I received a message on our home answering machine. I am reporting the call. We do not answer calls from unknown callers. Message stated If I don’t call to cancel my subscription I will be charged $299. It stated to call back or I would be charged. I don’t have a subscription to anything. They did not leave a company name. My answering machined did not pick up the begging of the message. They were talking over my message. Instructed me to call back. 855-939-0753. On my caller Id it showed toll free call. Unknown.

Louis –

Victim Location 46307

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I replied yes on a scan call and am concerned

Thomas –

Victim Location 70122

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

The girl(with a foreign accent) says I am qualified for student loan forgiveness. I then ask who she is looking for and she hung up the phone.

Courtney –

Victim Location 70808

Type of a scam Phishing

call said we need your social security and drivers license number.we have received legal complaint to block your social security number immediately.so before we go ahead legally blocking your security number so kindly call us back on our number that is 321 450 5636 I repeat 321 450 5636. Thank you and have blessed day.

Martin –

Victim Location 46383

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

An automated person is heated when I pick up saying that "you’ve been doing good on paying on your visa/master card". Something about if I need help with repayment or debt consolidation to choose 1. I hit 1 just to see if someone answers and they quickly hung up. Please watch out as I have gotten more than one similar phone call from a number like this. It looks like a cell phone number. Please report it if you get a call. Even though I didn’t speak to somone they could have tried to get me to give them money if I believed them.

Grant –

Victim Location 40213

Type of a scam Phishing

They have been calling me on different numbers, all from Texas, since July 2019. They are going to Suspend my Social Security number. Few days later when I try to call back the number is disconnected.

Andres –

Victim Location 70520

Type of a scam Employment

I applied for a job on Indeed. I was contacted VIA text and email. I was told they would send a certified check that needed to be brought to a Foster Home. I have not had an interview or even spoken to anyone.

Aimee –

Victim Location 11691

Type of a scam Debt Collections

On Friday, January 17th at 9:45am I received a phone call from the number 570-370-3433 which a female was asking to speak with me. I responded to her “no this is not she, make I ask where you are calling and who are you are”. She stated saying I need to speak with *** *** ***. If you are not her then I can not disclose anything. If you are her then a suit will be filed against you. Next, my husband tried calling to investigate the reason of the call. The woman who answered transferred my husband to another line which another woman pick up and requested to *** ***  Again, my husband ask the reason of the call which the woman refused to elaborate the reason of the call. Next, the woman hung up. The husband preceded to call the number again and the woman was rude and short advising she is not discussing anything until she speaks with *** or if I authorize them to speak with my husband. It was a back and forth inconvenience which disrupted our morning. I immediately blocked the number realizing this individual was trying to threat me with a legal suit. I have no legal matters with no company or person in my life.

Lauren –

Victim Location 70047

Total money lost $900

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I put items on Poshmark to sell. Right away a women contacted me to buy a dress (70$). She said she was sending a check. I was to send dress when I received the check. I received the check which was 900.00. I texted her and she said that her husbands secretary sent that check to the wrong person. She wanted me to cash check and send her the difference. Which I did. I thought the check had cleared it was in my account for several days. Capital One!!!!!!So I sent it on Visio and the bank called me the next day that I had committed fraud!!! I tried to call Poshmark and no phone. It’s been a night mare. I now haven’t to pay the 900.00 to Capital One and open a new account with another bank. I’m so mad at myself thought I was smarter.

Timothy –

Victim Location 24019

Total money lost $900

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

This company will promise you a loan in the amount of $5000 then request $450 to be sent to someone by the name of Paul in Canada via money order then they will tell you they need an additional $450 because your credit or insurance on the loan is needed. And when you ask for a refund they will tell you it will take 30 days & you will never get it back. They will take your Driver’s License also. The "manager" name is Paul Grant & the representative is Andrea White probably all fake names. They will also block your calls & emails when you attempt to get your money back. But my attorney & I are sueing them regardless of their "names"

Susan –

Victim Location 72204

Total money lost $32

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I ordered a residential lamp for my daughter for Christmas and it never arrived. The only way to contact these people was my email. When I emailed them to let them know that I didn’t receive the package. I got an email back asking for the tracking # and they would try to resolve the issue. Next thing O know the email was erased. They also took the 32.00 out of my account through PayPal which I’ve never had an account with. When I tried logging on to PayPal it said that I did have an account but my password doesn’t match. I tried calling PayPal to change my password they needed my old one. It was a mess. First scam ever. I saw this lamp ad on Facebook so I thought it was ok. But guys please be aware of this fake company.

Travis –

Victim Location 53115

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Caller said that I had won! Said I was picked to received a $100 dollars gift card. When I asked why and how did I win, he said because you’e a *** *** *** *** (expletives) then hung up on me. I called the phone number back from another phone, but they just hung up on me when I asked to speak with a supervisor. Now today, the phone number doesn’t even work. It just rings and rings, then disconnects.

Nathaniel –

Victim Location 76301

Type of a scam Utility

They called me and asked me to switch to their company for power, they asked for my zip code.

William –

Victim Location 70605

Type of a scam Employment

Wal-Mart secret shopper scam . Walmart never hirers secret shoppers and warns about scam on their website

Catherine –

Victim Location 48859

Type of a scam Other

This person called my desk phone at my place of business and asked, "is this _my name_____?" and I answered yes. I thought we got cut off because they were then gone. They called back later and asked the same thing, and like a dummy, I answered yes again. He actually said something like hi "jane", how are you… but then hung up. It was after that that I realized he had gotten me to say "yes" twice!

It asks below if i lost personally identifiable information or actually lose money. As this just happened yesterday, I am going to answer no to those questions hoping that it doesn’t happen.

Larry –

Victim Location 78405

Type of a scam Phishing

An automated system states that (my) social security number is going to be suspended and I need to speak to an officer as soon as possible

Erika –

Victim Location 44121

Type of a scam Tech Support

I received two automated phone call messages one day apart stating that my computer security software had expired and that my bank account would be automatically charged $299.99 to renew services and gave the option to cancel by pressing 1 on the keypad or calling in to cancel. The first call I pressed 1 to cancel. The next day I received that same automated call. However, this time dialed the number direct at 205-272-3563. Spoke with representative and challenged that nature on the call with him and he hung up on me. I dialed back and prompted a name and he said his name was Alex Martin. I shared with Alex that I had not purchased any security software for my computer and was concerned on how their company got my number in the first place, He became agitated and angry when asking specific questions about his company and attempted to rush the call. He did state that he represented Windows Security Operating Systems Refund Department. I stated I option for the refund. He then asked me to go to my computer to process the order. I refused and stated I was not at home and on vacation. He offered me to call him back directly at 810-378-2410 to follow through with the refund process. I shared that I was totally uncomfortable with his solicitation. He them became very ireate and verbally abusive and hung up.

Carrie –

Victim Location 44108

Type of a scam Phishing

I answered a call on my cell phone. My caller ID showed 413-324-4257. The caller Identified himself as officer Ben Alford. His badge number CD097AKC. He asked if I ever lost my ID or had I ever been to the state of Texas. I told him no. He asked what is your Social. I agve out the last four digits of my social security number. He said somebody rented a car. He said they found drugs in the car and I had ten bank accounts. He did ask for money. He said I had to make sure this is you. I called the number. Another officer answered the phone. I could hear a lot of people talking in the background.

Margaret –

Victim Location 44130

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I am reporting a job scam. I had applied for a job on Zip Recruiter. I received an E mail. The E mail said the position was no longer open but they only had a personal assistant position available. I accepted the position. She just wanted my full name, cell, address and age. She started texting me. She asked if I was interested. She attempted to mail me two checks. She tried through Fed Ex but was stopped. She asked me to pay $700. She stated it was for a house payment. As soon as the check cleared she wanted me to send $700 to a bill collector. She E mailed me a check from Deerfield Communication. I took the check to my bank. They told me it was fraud. I never heard of sending a check this way. I did not deposit the check. I lost no money. They had it on hold for five days. She said she was an event planner. Never stated what company she worked for. Her name is Jamie Ann Stone. I already blocked her so she cannot contact me by E mail or phone.

Kurt –

Victim Location 44035

Type of a scam Debt Collections

I received a message on my home answering machine. The number in my caller ID was 855-969-0072. The caller did not leave a company name. It was a woman. This has to do with your subscription.You owe us $295. We are going to take it out of your account. I don’t have any subscriptions. I called the number back. A man answered., He answered hello without giving a company name. I said someone called this number. I said I did not subscribe to anything. I will call the Better Business Bureau on you. When I said that he hung up. I am reporting the call.

Mandy –

Victim Location 63462

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call from someone claiming to be from the Publishers Clearing House, telling me I had won second prize of $750,000 and a car. They would be delivered to me at 2pm this afternoon by UPS Publishing House van. I was required to pay 1% of the prize in order to receive it, and asked me to get a OneVanilla prepaid card to do so. I told them I couldn’t do that, then he asked for $499, and then $300. I told him I could not do that, so he said maybe I could find a sponsor to help me pay the fees. I called the BBB office to verify this was a scam. His caller ID said Kingston JM 876-453-6994, and he gave me a number to call him back when I had the money – 876-855-4327

Rebekah –

Victim Location 44139

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Son received UPS delivery of a letter detailing "Car Decal Advertisement" instructions and a check made out to him for $2950.00. Instructions were detailed, including sending them a copy of his check deposit receipt. Contained in the letter were the following contacts-

Text 972-534-4652

Email [email protected]

Julie –

Victim Location 92211

Total money lost $100

Type of a scam Other

i received text message from 4248326449 which said "hello mate your FEDEX package with

tracking code GB-6412gh83 is waiting for you to set delivery preferences" and link blow

Taylor –

Victim Location 94041

Type of a scam Credit Cards

Credit card thieves. Collect credit card info through an automated caller tool.

Alexander –

Victim Location 98512

Type of a scam Phishing

I answered my phone – she said ‘Mrs. ***?’ I said ‘yes’ and she hung up. I called the number back and it’s a busy signal.

Yolanda –

Victim Location 75701

Type of a scam Government Grant

Call gave I.D. ####, $9,000. From Government to help citizens, phone number 202 350 1394. Told me about a grant that was there to help citizens, I told him that this was a scam. They need an honest job or they’ll never get to heaven. Lots of `Boiler Room` noise in the background. The Government doesn’t do business this way. He hung up.

Ann –

Victim Location 27288

Total money lost $800

Type of a scam Online Purchase

On January 13th, 2020 I received two(2)separate emails from eBay advertising trucks for sell. One was a 1997 Chevy Silverado Z71 and a 1998 Chevy Silverado Z71. I contacted the person for both identified on the emails, which I decided to purchase the 1997 from Teresa Porter at [email protected] letting her know of my interest in the truck. Thereafter, she shared an email outlining eBays Motors Buyer Protection to handle secure online transactions along with a invoice identifying "Your eBay Money Back Guarantee Order ID# 520071409. This invoice also identified payment information which required me to purchase eBay Cards at various vendors (CVS, Rite Aide, Dollar General, etc.). I purchase 4 eBays, $200 each totalling $800 (2 purchased from Dollar General and 2 purchased from CVS). Following the instructions, I scratched the Redemption Code for each and provided all codes by email to eBay Payment and received a Confirmation, Number: 306971246891. Today, January 15, 2020 I received an email asking for an additional $600 for insurance. This is when I became alarmed and contacted eBay and was informed that this was a fraudulent transaction. Note: The payment information provided an IP Address. From: eBay Payments reply-to: eBay Payments to: "[email protected]" date: Jan 15, 2020, 9:48 AM subject: Shipping Notice ! – Order ID 520071409 mailed-by: online-invoice-payment.com security: Standard encryption (TLS) Learn more : Important according to Google magic. THIS IS WHERE PAYMENT WAS MADE AS IDENTIFIED ON EMAIL (IP ADDRESS) Related Tools: DNS Traversal Traceroute Vector Trace Ping WHOIS Lookup Source: whois.arin.net IP Address: Name: NCNET-5 Handle: NET-162-255-116-0-1 Registration Date: 5/14/14 Range: Org: Namecheap, Inc. Org Handle: NAMEC-4 Address: 11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200 City: Los Angeles State/Province: CA Postal Code: 90064 Country: United States Upon contacting eBay and providing the IP ADDRESS above SHE STATED THERE WERE ABOUT 10 ACCOUNTS UNDER ITS NAME; HOWEVER, SHE COULD NOT RELEASE ANY INFORMATION TO ME BUT COULD DO SO TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, AS WELL AS, IDENTIFY WHOM COLLECTED THE MONIES ON THE EBAY GIFT CARDS.

Cindy –

Victim Location 48322

Total money lost $20,000

Type of a scam Family/Friend Emergency

People are being contacted by supposedly sheriffs office and saying that they need to make a payment immediately by credit card or prepay card while still on the phone before the officers get to your house, you supposedly are being arrested for a car that’s in your name was found with large amounts of drugs and you’re responsible since it’s in your name. Also you cannot negotiate your involvement with the officers , that they’re there to arrest you only and after that you have to sit in jail for weeks or months before they release you and maybe even lawyers fees to prove your innocence, so the only way to stop is by paying NOW!! They Make it seem so believable that most people would get scared and they make the payment

Anne –

Victim Location 99504

Type of a scam Phishing

I recieved a phone call from 719-212-4550 requesting that I call them back regarding fraudulent activities regarding my social security number and that a lawsuit is being filed. I did not call them back but I did call BBB to inquire as I figured if something was going on with my social security number, I would have recieved a certified letter in the mail.

Sara –

Victim Location 86303

Type of a scam Phishing

No one is on the other end. the calls start at 6 am and continues all day.

Kaitlin –

Victim Location 46041

Type of a scam Other

Consumer was called by a business that said that her fire wall had crashed and they needed to get into her computer. They used the BBB logo also. Consumer was told to get 9 $500 one vanilla gift card. Wanted consumer to do this right away. Consumer has not done this. Consumer gave her social security number and banking information. Consumer has called her back to let them know. She cancelled her card.

Sierra –

Victim Location 10956

Type of a scam Tech Support

I received a phone call regarding lifetime tech support for $6800. They threatened to electronically debit it from my checking account. They wanted me to go on my computer to cancel it. I refused to do so and I told them I would report them to the better business bureau. They then hung up on me.

Zachary –

Victim Location 91040

Type of a scam Phishing

I received 3 text messages on my personal cell phone, 1with my name and 2 with my mother’s name. All 3 claimed that I had a FedEx package waiting to be delivered and asking me to follow a link to set my delivery preferences. They all referenced the same tracking code and each came from a different phone number. I thought the first text seemed suspicious since I couldn’t remember placing any orders that were supposed to be sent via FedEx. I went to the FedEx website directly without following the link and confirmed that they did not have any packages waiting for me. That’s when the 2nd and 3rd texts with my mom’s name on them arrived.

Kara –

Victim Location 45836

Type of a scam Employment

I received an email from "HR Manager ". There were a lot of cues indicating this was a scam within the text itself, so I Googled the email address and found that this exact email was previously reported to the BBB. I’m submitting a second report since the original complaint was filed 6 months ago, and I will be filing a complaint with the FTC, as well. The following is the exact text from the email I received:

Dear Applicant

Our Recruiting Team viewed your resume. The available is ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / DATA ENTRY Position – (Full Time/ Part Time) and we are pleased with your qualifications,we believe you have the required qualifications to undergo an Online interview.

Your resume was shortlisted for an online interview with the personnel manager Mrs Mary Smith via Google Hang out with the following email address ([email protected]) Add Her to your buddy list and send her an IM, She will be Online waiting for you ASAP to conduct the interview for you.

Your verification code is HHN7819 this would serve as your identification number throughout the Online hiring process. Your timely response matters a lot.

We look forward to having you on the team.

Interview Scheduled : Online.

Time: ASAP

Venue: On line Via Google Hang out

Training is Available

Human Resources

Your swift and timely response matters a lot in this beneficial position.

If you have questions, please feel free to send her an email to *[email protected]*

Yours Truly,

HR Manager

Matthew –

Victim Location 30542

Total money lost $1,600

Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

He call every night last 5 month harrassment tell me he has 8million dollars and a new car scamming me for all time I stop sending money and calling on different phone his david carter and bennie Martin 1912 483 1404 and he me a check for $4,300 no money in account darrel clifton thank you

Calvin –

Victim Location 30542

Total money lost $1,600

Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

He call every night last 5 month harrassment tell me he has 8million dollars and a new car scamming me for all time I stop sending money and calling on different phone his david carter and bennie Martin 1912 483 1404 and he me a check for $4,300 no money in account darrel clifton thank you

Evelyn –

Victim Location 22980

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I got a check in the mail today for $1,822.00 and the letter with it said I had been chosen to be a Secret Shopper. I was supposed to deposit the money into my bank account and then go purchase three $500.00 Best Buy gift cards, scratch off the silver strip on the back, take a photo and send it back to these people. The rest of the money was to be kept by me for my trouble.

Henry –

Victim Location 48201

Type of a scam Employment

I checked with the BBB in New York and I called the number provided on the BBB website and found out that this was not a legitimate company, address or email address. It is one similar as follows: 224 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016-3462 which has a F rating.

Virginia –

Victim Location 24012

Type of a scam Tech Support

I keep getting texts stating I need to return my phone, there is link to click on but I haven’t done so.

Dominique –

Victim Location 04255

Type of a scam Phishing

Got a call that first part of message was cut off, said it call to avoid legal action, called back , foreign sounding man answered as social security

Jessie –

Victim Location 76354

Type of a scam Phishing

Called and said you needed call and cancel a subscription unless you wanted them to take $299 from my bank account.

Sean –

Victim Location 65804

Type of a scam Debt Collections

Calling from multiple numbers a day. Wanting SS # and Case #.

Jesse –

Victim Location 34420

Total money lost $129

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I ordered a craft cabinet from an ad on Facebook. The company sent me a $4. Fuzzy keychain instead of this large cabinet. I could not find a way to contact a live person on Facebook and when I contacted my bank visa refused to refund my money because the thieves sent a tracking number. The bank confirmed the tracking number was for a keychain. I out $129.00 because of the Chinese scammer ad Facebook allowed on their site. And visa won’t stand behind me even though the the bank confirmed they sent a keychain instead of a large cabinet

Suzanne –

Victim Location 89502

Total money lost $56.70

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was looking for cheap tickets to a local concert. I saw on the concert facebook page that someone had posted that they were trying to get rid of a couple tickets. We had a few days of facebook messenger exchange. I had figured they were a real person who intended on making an honest transaction. It was less than $100 so I mistakenly assumed they wouldn’t go through the effort just to scam me out of the total amount for face value tickets minus the service fees. They requested that I make payment through Paypal. I rendered payment, they deleted their FB profile, and disappeared. I immediately tried to report the fraud to Paypal and my bank, neither of which did anything about it.

Nicolas –

Victim Location 34420

Type of a scam Government Grant

They said I should apply for a grant. But the scammer used presidential candidate Amy Klobachar’s picture. When I questioned it they changed the picture to another government official when I threatened to report them they took all pictures down

Terrance –

Victim Location 17857

Total money lost $600

Type of a scam Phishing

i was told go to walmart get 2 gift cards for 300 ea. but walmart don,t gift card, so I went out store came home and he call me on my cell phone target cards/ I said I don’t understand why you need gifts cards this how you check your record we need 2 Taget gift cards I got them he said stratch numbers off and access number too i did and the day he call again let your cell on let go to walmart and get 2 walmart gift cards for 300 dollars my credit deined them so he was still on the line when i got to car. ihe told me he need to gift cards and I said no I am not going do do this again and hung up

Allen –

Victim Location 92223

Type of a scam Debt Collections

Scammer is using skip trace to call people I know but never called me directly. Stating they need a signature and they will be coming to my home or place of employment. When I called them back they would not disclose any info unless I verified my social and birthday which I refused to do. They said there is a complaint filed against me. No other information was shared due to the fact that I would not confirm my personal info with them.

Brenda –

Victim Location 27127

Type of a scam Phishing

Consumer received the follwing email:

May the peace of God be with you and your family.I know it will be a

great surprise reading from me today but consider this a divine

intervention as a pastor explained to my understanding.

My name is Mrs. Teresa Stang, a widow from Oklahoma USA and am writing

you from my sickbed because i have been fighting cancer and the

doctors says i have only few weeks left.

I want to entrust my money (1.5 million USD) to your care for charity

purposes to help the less privileged as my late husbands relatives

want me dead so that they will claim all my late husband and i worked


I will tell you more about myself and what you need to do with the

money once your receive it.Please write me soon as my health is pretty

bad and my doctors says I will be moved to the intensive care unit

anytime soon.Have a blessed day and please do pray for me.God bless


Yours Mrs Teresa Stang

Email:([email protected])

Jeffery –

Victim Location 12477

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Spoke to a thad lawson and said we won 88,000.00 and we were sent a check for 7850.00 and we could cash it, when i told him my age he management was from trenton, ga . said he wanted to talk to his supervisor and call me tommorrow. the letter was from trenton, ga. the check from sysatem transport , inc in Spokane, wa. and mailed in canada.

Brittany –

Victim Location 08536

Type of a scam Employment

I received a check in the mail with instructions on what to do which I attached in the image. Next thing I know I get a text message from a unknown number that tells me that my package has been delivered and that I should read the instructions and deposit the check immediately. I went to my bank and ask them if the check was a good check it took them a day to get back to me and they told me the check was fraudulent. I immediately text the point of contact back to let him/her know and they never responded.

Ronald –

Victim Location 11207

Total money lost $19

Type of a scam Government Grant

The person called me around 6pm and asked if I had a cash app account, or other banking account. I told him I only had cash app and RushCard. He said he’s was asking because I qualified for a grant amount of 6,000 to use at my discretion. He asked if I had $20 on my cash app card to further process the funds. Once off the phone I noticed that $19.99 was deducted from my account.

Terrance –

Victim Location 43204

Total money lost $10,000

Type of a scam Family/Friend Emergency

On 11.6.19 my daughter received a call from a man impersonating a federal agent. He knew her name, address and bank. He said her identity had been stolen and a warrant would be issued for her arrest. He told her this could be avoided by withdrawing $5000 and going to Target to purchase gift cards in the self checkout line. He told her to leave Target, go to Starbucks, then read him the security numbers from the backs of the cards. She was then instructed to return adn use her credit card to purchase 10 more $500 gift cards. She purchased $10,000 worth of gift cards. On her first visit, a Target employee told her she would have to purchase cards at $500 each. On her second visit a Target employee shared a "Beware of Gift card Scams" white paper with her. But the person on the phone told her to only pay attention to them and to do it as quickly as possible. The incident was reported to Target security and the local police. My daughter is seeing a counselor due to the trauma.

Allison –

Victim Location 63379

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Called my elderly mother who frequently orders from PCH and told her she was a prize winner and would be receiving a check. They said not to tell anyone to keep it a surprise. They would call and let her know when they would show up with the bug check. This was not the official date that was advertised on TV for the big check winners. They were upset that she told me about the prize money.

Diana –

Victim Location 44118

Type of a scam Phishing

Message said my social security number being frozen . I hung up because SSA would not be calling me to tell me that. I assumed fraud call.

Kelsey –

Victim Location 14621

Total money lost $100

Type of a scam Government Grant

Offer a grant but had to pay delivery fee… they got me for my last $100. Please stop *** like this.

Christy –

Victim Location 75762

Type of a scam Debt Collections

Called me saying I owed money they knew all my personal info and threaten me if I didn’t pay

Jeremiah –

Victim Location 10470

Type of a scam Employment

I was contacted via email from a person who stated that they worked at Premier Health Partners. They stated that they wanted to interview me for an online job offer. The interview was conducted through google hangouts with a hiring manager by the name of Ellyn Case. She stated that I was successful in the interview and sent me a copy of a contract through the email [email protected] Following the acceptance of the emailed contract offer, a check was sent to me in my name which I was to deposit and purchase "home office equipment" as I was directed to by Ellyn. I was very skeptical of this process as in my experience reputable companies do not issue checks to prospective employees. After I deposited the check it was placed on hold during which time i was contacted by Ellyn to purchase the "Home Office Equipment" using my own money and then I would be reimbursed. I was extremely uneasy with such an arrangement and refused. I notice then that Ellyn had been contacting me less and the check never seemed to be clearing. Ten days later I was hit with a charge by Bank of America for a "Bad Check". The check subsequently bounced and I was informed by Bank of America that the check was bad and as such my accounts were closed. I believe this is a scam being perpetrated by a site called "AngelList through offering so called online employment opportunities. They claim to connect people with employers through their email [email protected]

Adrienne –

Victim Location 45402

Type of a scam Phishing

Received an email offering a lead list from a recent bridal show that has bogus numbers of attendees.



We have updated Dayton Premier Bridal Expo 2020 Attendees List and we now have a total of 48,821 contacts who are attended Dayton Premier Bridal Expo 2020 event.

Would you be interested in purchasing the list of Attendees with complete contact information for pre-show and post-show marketing campaign, appointment setting, networking and various other post-show Marketing initiatives.

Data fields: Visitors Full Name, Email address Prefix First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Job Title, Full Mailing Address and Phone Number We only include opt-in contacts in our database.

Thanks & I’ll look forward to your response.


*** *** Head of Event Specialist

Event Date:


Leslie –

Victim Location 76308

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I’ve been receiving emails from this company for three months and now got a letter in the mail saying that I won a prize.

Stacy –

Victim Location 30621

Type of a scam Debt Collections

This company states that I’m in violation of federal banking regulations, check fraud & theft by deception. They’re threatening to seize all assets, garnish my wages & contact the credit bureau if I don’t respond. I’ve never had a loan with whomever this loan company is that they are collecting for

Ricardo –

Victim Location 33073

Type of a scam Phishing

Just got this text message from this number

I did not click any sites or put in information. So I can not answer all these questions.

1 (330) 635-6409

WALMART STORE® is beginning an exceptionally huge research project in your area. This project happens each week, so we have to select Shoppers to function as a store evaluator. You will get $400 on every task. Every task requires 20-30 minutes of time at the store in addition to time to review your post-visit reports. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION:


Johnny –

Victim Location 76310

Total money lost $545

Type of a scam Credit Cards

I received 900 spam emails one morning and hidden in them was a note that my Sams Club email had been changed and the next email was that my debit card had bought an X-box for $545 from Sams. I spent all that morning undoing the problems created. I didn’t really lose the money because I caught it in time, but for a few days it was “pending” in my bank account.

Trisha –

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

The email name that came up was Thomas Schneider. When hovering over the email address, it showed [email protected]

There was an attachment labeled as waybill_179611492

the body of the email indicated an amount of $1457,00 (CAD) was overdue.

I did not open the attachment.

Bruce –

Victim Location 67217

Type of a scam Tech Support

Dear Customer your account will be debited for $399.99 to continue your computer account. If you wish to speak to a representative hit 2. As soon as I hit the number 2 it said I will be asked a few survey questions. Then the line went dead.

Joy –

Victim Location 40511

Total money lost $87.87

Type of a scam Online Purchase

My friend and my son order me an coat off of BUFFAREA.com. My friend show the coat I wanted so she ordered two off their website. We have not received anything. But and email that’s no longer available. I just want my friends money back because she was trying to get me a gift for my birthday.

Brenda –

Victim Location 68521

Type of a scam Phishing

this person answered the phone saying social security administration and I just laughed and told him he was pathetic. kept laughing and he hung up.

Leslie –

Victim Location 95828

Total money lost $1,900

Type of a scam Other

Scammer waits for lone elderly in Grocery or Costco parking lot. They show a bundle of money. Around $300,000+. He acts desperate and in need of directions and ride. Offers $100 if you give him a ride to a church. He claims to have inherited money from an Uncle. He is black and says he can not return to Africa because the government in Africa will confiscate his money. He is looking for 2 Americans to give the money to

to distribute to charity later, because he was flying to Africa that night. You drive the black guy (pretending to be African) to a church (secluded in the afternoons, and some even are closed). He shows you a letter supposed to be written by an attorney about his big amount of inheritance that the needs to give to two Americans. Soon another black guy passes the car. He calls him and shows the bundle of money. You let him in the car knowing he is a stranger. (Actually, he is a friend of the pretender African.) This new guy talks about safe deposit boxes to keep the money safe. He says he keeps money in some safe place, like a safe deposit box. He goes home to get his bundle (About $50.00) The Africa guy asks him if he trusts me. Gives me his bundle of money. I drive away and return to show I can be trusted. Later they ask you to show money by withdrawing from your bank and ask you to trust them to mix your withdrawn money with their bundle. Thet ran away with your money and never see them again.

I think somebody should be watching parking lots all over the country for this sort of scam to protect the elderly.


Alejandro –

Victim Location 95350

Total money lost $51.22

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Exact text message copied and pasted:

Amazon 2020 resolutions: 1)not to be greedy 2)care more about the customers. So you’ll get $130 freebies to do a survey TERESE -> a6vsc.info/a9WhINHjfR1

End of text message

I was under the impression that this was an offer from the company Amazon.

I answered a couple of questions that were asked about my satisfaction with Amazon.

After answering the questions, I was offered free gifts of my choice, and I would only have to pay shipping costs.

I chose 4 different offers.

It wasn’t until I noticed that 1 out of the 4 offers charged my credit card $29.97 that I called the company to investigate and ask what happened.

I learned:

1) I unknowingly signed up for a trial subscription.

2) I was charged 25% of the cost of the product because I used my Master Card to pay instead of using a Visa.

I asked them to cancel my subscription, which they did right away.

I also asked them to cancel my order. They said they couldn’t because the order had already been shipped.

I asked for the shipping number, then hung up the phone, and checked online with the shipping number they gave me.

I learned it had NOT been shipped, but was scheduled to ship later in the evening, which would be approximately 24 hours after I originally placed the order.

I then called Amazon and learned that Amazon does NOT send those types of texts, and that I had been scammed into believing that I was dealing with Amazon.

So, I called the company back and told them I spoke to Amazon and learned they are NOT affiliated with the company.

I asked the man what was the name of the company. He answered that there was over 200 companies that do this, and he gave me the 1 name of the company that charged me for using a Master Card.

He told me he cancelled my order, then I asked him for a confirmation number, which he gave me.

I do NOT trust them, so I will be contacting my Credit Card Company to cancel from that end.

Elizabeth –

Victim Location 80011

Type of a scam Phishing

a pre-recorded message with a males voice stating "This is a documented attempt to reach you regarding a matter in our office. We are in the process of pursuing this matter governed within the laws of your state. Please call us at 1-888-810-7501 or press 1 to speak w/ a live agent. Please note this is a very time sensitive matter and your cooperation is required." They referenced a number I needed to give if I called them back.

Emmanuel –

Victim Location 85027

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

Received a call and a voicemail from student loan forgiveness program. "We are calling you to follow up with the emails we have sent you regarding your eligibility for the new federal forgiveness program. These programs are on a first come first serve basis so it is important that you call us as soon as possible with your reference number ***. Please contact us at 877-246-8006 so we can go over your eligibility." I have never received or sent any emails in regards to my student loan.

Antonio –

Victim Location 85204

Type of a scam Phishing

Text message link

Marcus –

Victim Location 24015

Type of a scam Identity Theft

Voicemail from caller ID Tiffany Fuller, stating "There has been suspicious trail of information with your social security number of the moment you’ve received this message. To prevent legal consequences, press one to be connected."

Carla –

Victim Location 78634

Type of a scam Other

I received an email telling me to buy a bunch of gift cards at various locations they listed. The next day I received a check via FEDEX and more instructions on how to deposit the check for “Evaluation Research Assignment”. I’m terrified. I have no idea who these people are and now they have my home address and email.

Courtney –

Victim Location 24019

Type of a scam Identity Theft

This department is to inform you that there is a legal enforce action filed on your social security number for fraud. If the matter is not taken care of, the matter will be turned over to the state court and be arrested.

Leslie –

Victim Location 61401

Type of a scam Online Purchase

ordered pair of shoes in August from lazorastore.Com, never received, although tracking delivery notice was received. Couldn’t currently locate payment on the charge.

Lydia –

Victim Location 38302

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On 1/8/2020 I received a call from Publishers Clearing House representative John Turner ID# 425101JT @ 706-752-7722 and follow-up 876-301-0142 stating that I have won $1M and a 2019 Mercedes Benz

Hillary –

Victim Location 80033

Type of a scam Credit Cards

Credit card skimmer at the Sinclair gas station – 44th & Holland. This has happened to me TWICE here within 3 years. Both times, my card company caught multiple fraudulent charges being made a few days later. I rarely use my credit card… last time I suspected this gas station but wasn’t sure. This time, my credit card number was stolen after only using the card here and at one other reputable business. So I’m sure that it’s THIS gas station. Their address is 9491 W 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

Francisco –

Victim Location 80102

Type of a scam Phishing

Social security telling there would be legal action if i did not call back and resolve.

Victoria –

Victim Location 85345

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My father received a phone call from an "attorney" named "Christine" who advised him he had won $500,000. She gave him a phone number of 202-221-2362 which was supposedly the "National Gaming Authority" so he could confirm his winnings. He called the number and then called me. I googled the phone number and was directed to others advising of the scam. I instructed my father to not speak to these people or to provide any additional information. The article I read stated they tell you that you have won but you have to wire the amount of the taxes. That there are people evil enough to prey on others like this is just awful!

Shawna –

Victim Location 78613

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Purchaser requested I purchase a vehicle history report from the scammer website and rejected an offer to receive a carfax instead.

Vanessa –

Victim Location 50047

Type of a scam Other

Yes I been being called repeatedly by this number 2029290518 saying they have a loan for me of upto $3000 I can payback in 30 months they get my social security number and they then act like they need to transfer me with one more piece of information my bank name than I am hung up on and no one calls me back and on calling it back its busy

Katherine –

Victim Location 44223

Total money lost $88.98

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

My Mother received a bill for her People magazine subscription and was billed $179.95, she paid 88.98 and found out this is not tied to People magazine…so she was scammed and out 88.98…Pacific Magazine Billing is fake!!! Beware!!!

Luke –

Victim Location 68521

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Post card received that says unclaimed reward of $100, known scam now with a different phone number

Brooke –

Victim Location 62221

Type of a scam Family/Friend Emergency

Posing as my church pastor, the scammer contacted me through a text message first asking me to do him a favor. The scammer explained he was very busy and needed to purchase a gift card for a hospitalized friend suffering from cancer. Could I make the purchase and he would reimburse me as soon as possible. The scammer asked for an e-bay gift card in the amount of $300. (The monetary amount was typed incorrectly "300$".) In addition, he asked me to scratch off the back of the card to reveal the PIN number, take a snapshot of the back of the card, and he would send the image to the friend in the hospital.

When I did not respond to message, he texted again asking if I found the gift card at the store yet.

After speaking with my pastor via his actual phone number, it was determined that the same scammer was attempting to reach others on the pastor’s phone contact list.

Brandi –

Victim Location 44883

Type of a scam Tech Support

Scammer called my grandparents offering to refund $400 of computer services by calling 209-528-7600, could hardly understand their Arabic accent, there was a video game playing in their background

Phillip –

Victim Location 48197

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Yesterday,I almost got caught in this scam. I was looking at Maltese pilots for sale. I contacted Ted seller via email through the website inquiring about pups. Seller said I could wire him the purchase price of $550.00 and he would ship my pup. He gave me very specific directions to go to the CVS and use the money gram machine for this transaction. I did as he told me and completed my end of the transaction. After not hearing from him for a while, I started looking around deeper on the internet. I found my dog ( and other dogs seller said he was selling) on other breeder sites. I emailed him and confronted him, telling him I thought he was scamming me. He emailed me back directly and was very upset. He said he was setting up delivery and sent some pictures with someone in a storage area with dog cages lined up. He said he was at the airport readying shipment of the dog and did I no longer want to give his pup a good home. A while later, he emailed me back saying he could not get the money transfer. He made up a vague story that he was upset at my accusations and he yelled at the clerk and the clerk told him she wouldn’t cash it and that she was tagging it so only the sender could access the money. He directed me to go back to the store and get the money back and then email him. I did as he told me. He emailed me back and told me to go to another CVS , use their money gram machine. He said to call him when I got to the other machine and he would give me another name to send it to. He lectured me to not tell teller that I’m buying a dog. I called the number he gave me when I got to the second store. While trying to make this second transaction, I asked the teller for some help. I explained my situation and told her I thought I was getting scammed. She listened to my story and said she thought it sounded like a scam too. While I was talking to her, seller called my phone wanting to know the status of the transaction and reminding me to not tell the teller. I told him the machine was not taking the transaction and asked what he wanted to do from there. He directed me to but VISA cards, once they were activated, I should take clear pictures of the front and back of each and send the pictures and he would ship the dog. I have not responded to him since. The teller did a reverse phone number look up and that first number shows he has scammed many others. The contact information I have on him is as follows:

Timoni Hendrick

313 Mcarthur

Galax, Virginia 24333

Phone number he called from yesterday (361) 441-0347. from TEXAS

Phone number he tried to call me text me from today (805) 293-7501

I got my money back and did not carry on with this farce due to the quick thinking of a CVS teller.

Frederick –

Victim Location 40515

Type of a scam Other

Someone called and said they were the Social Security Office and my Social Security number is suspended for indefinitely by the police

Denise –

Victim Location 83642

Total money lost $1,400

Type of a scam Romance

This is a elder man that lives in my home. This is his 2nd time of being scammed from a dating site. First time the Meridian police got involved. He left dating sites for about 6 months but started in again. This woman supposedly name Lorna M Cooper from Nampa Id but suddenly had to make a business trip to Italy in Sept 2019 and now trying to get home. He has sent her over 1400 dollars..gift cards..and money laundering. This man is 76 yr old and she is 40 something. He currently lives in my certified family and she promises to move here and take care of him. He is not well but young woman takes his eye. I do have a pic of her but he wont give me her email. They communicate through hangout.com. how can this be stopped.

Anthony –

Victim Location 26261

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

It’s a virus, it will send many alerts and wipe your memory

Amelia –

Victim Location 22003

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I just got a winner confirmation in the mail letting me know that I won $1,000,000.00 in the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.

Jaime –

Victim Location 70119

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

"Press 1 to get a rebate check and 30% off your gas and heat bill."

Tara –

Victim Location 70119

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

"Press 1 to get a rebate check and 30% off your gas and heat bill."

Ronald –

Victim Location 77014

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Do not when applying for a loan accept any loan are give information to a company using the name Community Choice Financials, phone number 614-321-7699. They ask for your routing/account number, but then ask for your account login. When asked why not make a three way call? Said something about that will cost a fee. RED FLAGS from the beginning.

Jenny –

Victim Location 55347

Type of a scam Other

I received a text asking if my vehicle was still for sale (listed on Craigslist), and they immediately asked me “Could you get a vin report from vehiclereportpro .com”

Maurice –

Victim Location 98951

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I was contacted by Kevin Ozan from Mc Cafe Decal bumper sticker for $400.oo



JANUARY , 9 the, 2020 @ 12:09 p.m.




Joanna –

Victim Location 42101

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was suppose to receive 4 Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Manually – seeyomes instead your company sent me 4 Space Sword Shockwave by Firing Again Fashion. Clearly false Advertisements. People are getting scammed on Facebook all of the time. The company also uses other websites like

https://www.shoppeom.com. People are getting item instead of what they were suppose to. Some are getting broken items.

Erica –

Victim Location 44473

Type of a scam Other

Robo call- Hi this is Steve from dealer processing to give you one last courtesy call to let you know based on our records the factory warranty is expired on your vehicle is that right. Fantastic so your vehicle is actually still eligible for vehicle warranty protection let me get a specialist to explain your available options ple[censored]d

Carolyn –

Victim Location 91604

Total money lost $184

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was bombarded with emails for a Supplement product that I should’ve known better not to purchase. I clicked on an order button for $35. My bank was charged $219. When I reached out to the company via email (no phone number listed), I was told that I purchased the MAX package (which I did not), and the only form of repayment is to send all product back on my own shipping dime. Frankly, this is theft.

Tara –

Victim Location 89436

Type of a scam Travel/Vacations

Calls from Trip Advisor, the gifting department, asks if you can hear them ok, if you answer it disconnects. They must want your recorded voice saying yes.

Virginia –

Victim Location 75707

Type of a scam Tax Collection

I got a call from a guy with a foreign accent saying that I owe money to the IRS. I hung up on him and called the IRS number I found online, but they told me that I don’t. I want to let someone know that it happened.

Alexis –

Victim Location 38138

Type of a scam Phishing

I responded to a "phishing" scam email and my account information was compromised.

Ashlee –

Victim Location 97348

Total money lost $45.98

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Was doing final Christmas Shopping saw this ad/purchase on Facebook my kid was really hoping for a Spiderman but saw this amazing looking Iron Man Model with all the bells and whistles you could want for as a kid. Purchased the product Dec 22nd product received Jan 10th absolutely not what was pictured or shown online at all. Went back to the facebook page it came from and saw other comments with other people getting scammed as well and receiving the same toy as I did show below.

Jacquelyn –

Victim Location 78415

Type of a scam Phishing

The same first text comes through in different phone numbers, making it seem like someone you know is trying to contact you. The text says, "hey are you getting my messages about" then gives a vague street address. The second text says, "Yeah…..apologies if I have the wrong number. Just really looking to buy a piece of property. I’m seriously not here to lowball anybody….just want to find something that works for you and works for me. Had you ever thought about selling before? No worries if not I understand."

Ann –

Victim Location 21218

Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

I picked up but said nothing for the next 45 seconds until the line disconnected. A minute later, a voice mail was left from a woman named Janet of Bank of America calling on behalf of local Medical Center. She’s calling of a letter sent to us by the hospital on their new preferred way to pay their invoices and wants us to return her call at 972587 2168 but the original call log ID has 972 232 1313. I called the 214 459 2619 and the phone rings 3 times, then a long pause, then 3 more rings then a recording “THE NUMBER YOU ARE CALLING IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. PLEASE TRY LATER.” I called the 972 232 1313 and after a very long silence, it rings twice then a monotone male voice recorded with lots of background noise says, ”NO ROUTES FOUND.” Then a female recording, “THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED IS NOT ANSWERING, PLEASE TRY LATER.” When I called the 972 587 2168 a woman answered, “Thank you for calling BofA this is Jan*t.” I hung up. I tried again later and a voice mail of Janet R*th (or R*ss) of BofA. I did not leave a message. We are a radio station and why we would be a chief supplier to a hospital is strange. I have checked with our Accounting, Underwriting and Engineering departments and no letter was ever sent to us, we ARE NOT a chief supplier to the hospital and they have no outstanding bills or payments. They have been calling for months with the same phishing spiel so I decided to report this.

Karl –

Victim Location 68144

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Told the consumer they had won $700,000. They needed to let them know when they would be home so they could bring the money. The caller said his name was Donald Kennedy.

Clinton –

Victim Location 37312

Total money lost $2,169.73

Type of a scam Identity Theft

Epoch.com suddenly shows up on your bank account charging you 19.99 over and over and over till they cant anymore, then they raise the price to 24.99 and 49.99 and it keeps going higher. They have stolen over 2000$ from us…my husband is the soul provider for our tiny family. They took everything from us…how can I afford to feed my babies when they are stealing all of our money, and canceling your bank card info doesnt cut it…we have tried…we have cancled our cards 5 times now and they keep getting ahold of our info. I’m not dumb, we dont use our cards for stupid crap but the charges keep happening. We havnt given out our info. The site states they are a security company but its fake..how are they helping anyone by stealing money from small families like us…go look it up yourself there is way too many fraud complaints and reviews. Please…BBB help…do something because I dont want any other small family who has 1 provider to be taken advantage of..please..help. below it ask me to attach an example but since it’s my bank account statements with all my personal info I can not. Be assured I am hireing a lawyer and I will be takeing this fraud company to court.

Mark –

Victim Location 38138

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Identity theft-Fake Medicare

The victim’s information was obtained during a fraudulent phone call.

Jodi –

Victim Location 38138

Type of a scam Phishing

Identity Theft

I responded to a "phishing" scam email and my account information was compromised.

Megan –

Victim Location 41091

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Someone called to say that the iPhone my dad ordered was delivered to the wrong address and he still owes $1400. My dad did not order an iPhone

Tony –

Victim Location 24153

Total money lost $299.99

Type of a scam Tech Support

11 yo daughter doing school work.

Emergent virus notice popped up.

Wife called number on screen. Solicited to fix problem by someone claiming to be from Microsoft….

My wife fell for it…ugh.

Gave them 299.99 using our bank card.

I immediately have put a lock on accounts.

This is a fraud. He even was showing her the viruses etc amd "removing them"

When I got on phone demanding information managers names place of employment and a refund bc I do not give them authorization he hung up.

And here we are….

Also. Stated he was from California and also from New York.

Had an accent….

Leslie –

Victim Location 92117

Type of a scam Identity Theft

I received a call from what the recording said was *** and the phone number that was close to their phone number but not their phone number. It was a good scam because they recorded the exact message that *** and has on their phone service. But when you connect with them you realize it’s a boiler room scam as you can hear other people in the background carrying on and laughing. What they do is they call you up and tell you your electric is going to be disconnected within 1/2 an hour unless you call 1-800-401-6920. But the recording is exactly the same recording and sounds just like the real ***. But when you connect with the billing department that’s when you realize it’s a scam!

Stephanie –

Victim Location 05403

Total money lost $450

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I tried buying an exotic pet through a guy named Wayne Lewis in Michigan. Then he said he sent the pet through Continental delivery in Michigan. Continental Delivery kept coming up with these costs and keep asking for more money, so I think it is a scam. They take credit card they said , but we did not have one so they told us to get an amazon or walmart gift card because they buy their products through these places. I have emails they sent me with "shipping info" but I think it is fake and can’t figure out how to put the email images on here. I also have texts from them too.

Brooke –

Victim Location 46514

Total money lost $200

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

This place is a complete joke. They approved me for a loan with reimbursement of 200$ that I had to add to an ebay card. After that they told me I needed 349$ more because the loan was from another state which I was not going to pay!!! I mean how do you do this to people now they have all my information.I should of knew better when the foreigner said his name was Brian Smith. Even his *** initials says ***! This whole thing needs to shut down and prosecuted!!! As well as refunding all the people they have stolen from!!!

Ryan –

Victim Location 38655

Type of a scam Debt Collections

A Vanessa Washington and Olivia Green called me making threats to "serve" me at my job. I do not know what this is about because they would not even tell me what company they were calling from. They called my job and my cell phone several times. When I asked to speack to a manager she said that Johnathan Lewis was away from his desk, then put some other guy on the phone. This guy eventially hung up on me when I told him that this was a scam. I do not want my identity stolen. Please help.

Alex –

Victim Location 98107

Type of a scam Phishing

Robocall asking "can you hear me ok"? They are spamming my phone multiple times EACH day.

Zachary –

Victim Location 27863

Type of a scam Phishing

I’m reporting this for my father. He is continuing to get calls from his own landline. As many as 10 to 15 times a day. He wants it to stop.

Nichole –

Victim Location 43015

Type of a scam Tech Support

i have received calls from customers saying they are receiving calls from different people with foreign accents telling them

their computer security company went out of business or went bankrupt and moved to Australia. the scammers told the people to request a

refund from the out of business or bankrupt company and then tried to get them to purchase something from them. The customers believed correctly that the call was a scam and hung up. in no situation did the scammer identify themselves or the security that was supposed to have been from the out of business or bankrupt company the calls were made to a landline.

I did reassure my customers that their security firm was very much in business and one of the world’s well know firms, F-Secure, based in Helsinki with offices in NYC.

Steven –

Victim Location 70767

Type of a scam Phishing

These people called our office reporting that Microsoft had crashed and we were getting refunded and they needed me to access my computer. I stated that “I know you are running a scam.” He stated, “if you know it’s a scam, then why are you calling us? Are you an [censored]?”

Nicholas –

Victim Location 45784

Type of a scam Utility

I have received multiple phone calls from numbers with the same area code as mine. For months I have been letting it go to voicemail since I did not recognize the phone number. I recently started a new job and have to use my cell phone for work purposes. I can no longer not answer a call that comes in. Today I started answering the calls. The same thing has happened each time.

When I pick up there is an automated message that says something to the effect of being connected to the representative to receive a credit on my electric bill. I pushed the button to be connected so that I could tell them to remove me from their list. Another message came on that said “you’re call is important to us”. Then I was connected to a person. The voice was male and sounded young. No accent. I told him I needed to speak with someone about taking my number off the list and he said “You found the guy” then hung up before I could ask any questions. I received 5 calls today alone. Same voice. Looking back at my phone history I have had 17 calls this week from the same person and no way to tell what number he is calling from.

I strongly believe this is a scam and that this person is trying to obtain personal information from individuals in order to take advantage. Not sure where else to report this so I thought I would start here!

Kenneth –

Victim Location 80449

Type of a scam Tech Support

Computer voice stating I have a refund for services never purchased. When called back foreign male voice (Indian from India) tried to tell me that I was due a refund for a computer protection program I purchased last year was due me. Couldn’t tell me what program or who I was as I called from a work not personal number. BS BS BS!

Matthew –

Victim Location 93635

Type of a scam Identity Theft

Another phone call/message telling me they are going to suspend my S.S. because of a criminal complaint by police authorities. I must call the investigator right away.

Dennis –

Victim Location 21784

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

I was contacted by them in regards to my Federal Student Loan and that I qualified for student loan forgiveness. Come to find out as they got my info they fraudulently created an FSA ID in my name without my knowledge. I contacted the *** ** *** and spoke to someone about this company and was informed that this was in fact, a scam. Beware of this company, luckily they wrote my email down wrong and I never fully completed the application and they never processed their fee so I did not lose any money but I wanted to warn others about these people.

Frederick –

Victim Location 10031

Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

The company called me to remind me to re-certify my repayment plan for my school loans, but also said there was a new discharge program that I could qualify for. The college I went to has since been closed down due to sneaky enrollment tactics and not being on the up and up with how they handled students’ loan money. They said because of this, I could qualify for my loan to be discharged.

They asked me for my email address and birth date – which I assumed was to help confirm my identity – but was actually used so they could log on to my Federal Student Account and change my password so they could have access.

They then sent me a link to open, with the username and password (it was my regular FSA account with the new password they had changed, giving them access). The link showed all my school loans, and my grants from the government. They asked me some questions, to make it seem like the school really was scamming me. They pointed out some information with the grants that supposedly showed that the school did not disburse all my grants to me, and instead pocketed it for themselves. ( I am not sure if this is true, but I am looking in to it)

They said if I qualified for the program, 90%-99% of my debt could be discharged. He put me on hold, and came back to let me know I was approved for 98.5% to be discharged and would just have to pay the remaining 1.5%. He asked if I wanted time to think about it, but in my head I thought this was a no brainer, of course I want my school debt gone. I asked why I wouldn’t do it now, and he said some people can’t pay all that money at once. Then I realized I had to pay that money now. I thought it was strange, but didn’t look too much into it. He said they can also make it 2 payments, which I agreed to. He sent me an email with a questionnaire that needed to be filled out, as well as a contract I needed to sign, giving them power of attorney.The questionnaire asks about how the college handled things etc, it also asks for a copy of my diploma and transcript, which to me made it sound believable. He put me on hold for a few minutes and I started doing some research. The website looks legitimate, but is a .org website and not a .edu or .gov website. He came back on the phone and asked for my card information, which I gave, and then he put me back on hold. Doing more research, I found that the address they gave was not an actual building, it was a freight entrance for a different address. Then I started searching for how to tell if something is a scam, and one of the main points is that if they ask for money up front, it is a scam, as a real student loan relief company would not charge. At this point, the guy comes back on the phone and says he is transferring me to the accounting department to finalize the payment. While I am waiting for that new call, I receive and email that is a request for money from one of the money transferring apps. The request is for the amount of the first payment I would be making to them. At that point I definitely knew this couldn’t be legitimate, the government would definitely never use a money transferring app to ask for payment. Also, why were they asking for the payment on a money transfer app when they had my card info? When I was connected with the accounting department I told them I actually wanted to wait and think about it before I paid any money. After I hung up I immediately cancelled my bankcard, changed my FSA password, and called my loan provider. Luckily, I realized it right away, as opposed to after I paid the money, gave them power of attorney, and gave them information to my loan servicer account.

Larry –

Victim Location 03301

Type of a scam Identity Theft

I answered my phone to a recording telling me they was the social security administration. They said my social security number has a lawsuit and to avoid this I needed to call a number. I called the number and asked what this lawsuit was about, they told me they needed my social security number, my date of birth, mailing address before they would tell me any information. I hung up on them.

Elizabeth –

Victim Location 90262

Type of a scam Tax Collection

Scam!!!!!!This number called me and it was a prerecorded message that said to call the same number that called and it was the irs. And if i didnt call back the police would come arrest me. I called the number back to ask to be removed from their list and that this a scam. A man proceeded to curse me.

Louis –

Victim Location 36695

Total money lost $1,380

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

They told me they a teacup Maltese for sale, for $500. They said it would be a $120 plane ride as well. I paid for that, and then they said there was pet insurance through a fake pet agency relocation center and told me I needed to pay another $760 for pet insurance. I questioned it, but made the payment because it said 100% refundable when I got the dog. They sent me flight information and then at 8:55 when the flight should have gotten here to my location, they said conditions where rough and needed 1,400 for a climate controlled dog crate to finish the trip. I did not pay and realized I had been scammed and there was no dog.

Ronnie –

Victim Location 63116

Type of a scam Phishing

12 April 20119, message left on home phone answering machine.

Call came in from ‘Out of area’ 1-314-582-6554.

-Message left: "There will be a honor deduction 299 dollars from your bank account, unless you don’t want to take charges, call attention that person. Please call us at toll free number 1-530-464-6645. This call may be recorded for training and quality purposes"

This is a scam call to get bank account information. Obviously I did not return the call.

Colleen –

Victim Location 79110

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

First of all the “Grants Department” has literally called me every day for the last 3 years.

For the last two years I’ve been winning PCH

And this year they actually used my AT&T account to order $1800 worth of smart phones.

But according to them I’m this April’s super winner.

I was robbed yesterday and just found this site today. So if y’all don’t mind I’m going to search for my notes and fill all this out again later.


Mr. Emoji Blue

Stefanie –

Victim Location 32526

Type of a scam Phishing

My voice mail recorded the following message: Social Secutity Administration. We suspend your social security number due to some suspicious activity. Press 1 for more information. I received this call on April 9, 2019 at 5:33 pm.

I worked for SSA for 36 years so I knew this was a possible scam.

Kelli –

Type of a scam Other

When u answered the call it came up as the Chinese department for HIBC. When I called them back they were saying they were for a department of Ford or a dealership for Ford.

Julia –

Victim Location 64131

Type of a scam Other

I received an email today that looked like it came from my boss asking for me to buy gift cards for our clients. He was needing $500 worth of gift cards bought in either $50 to $100 amounts to give out as rewards.

I work remotely so getting an email didn’t seem odd, but the request was very weird. I called him to confirm because it and it wasn’t really him. I am reporting the email address that it came from and hope they don’t trick anyone. The subject like was is name so that was clever in this scammers part and easy to be tricked into it.

[email protected]

Randy –

Victim Location 53144

Type of a scam Debt Collections

Letter read Re Member Name – my name

Patient – my name

This acknowledges receipt of your claim forabove patient.

We apologize for the delay in handling the claim submitted for the above patient. For the claim to be given proper consideration, it has been referred to our dental consultants for professional review. When a reply to our inquiry is received, you will hear from us immediately.

Date 04/02/19 Tooth 02 Proc 02750 Description Crown Porcelain Charges $1200 (There was a duplicate charge on the next line) Thank you for your patience and understanding etc. Sincerely, Dental Claims This is a copy of correspondence sent to Santa Clara At the bottom pf the letter, it said "Insurance products are underwritten by Union Security Insurance Company (Kansas City, Mo and administered by Sun Life Assurance Co of Canada (Wellesley Mills, MA) 2016 Sun Life Assurance Co of Canada, Wellesley Mills, MA 02481. All rights reserved Sun Life Financial and the globe symbol are registered trademarks of Sun Life Assurance Co of Canada Visit us at www.Sunlife.com/us.

Theresa –

Victim Location 06484

Type of a scam Other

I was called several times by "Anthony" saying they needed to verify my share votes for an Oppenheimer mutual fund. They wanted me to say I would vote my shares to support the actions requested by the Oppenheimer Board. They asked me agree by saying "Yes" and then asked me to verbally verify my name and address. [censored]ically, I did this, but now I’m sure this was a scam to get my voice "on tape" in order to use this to sign up for products/services in my name.

Molly –

Victim Location 16804

Type of a scam Phishing

the roboxed call said Im not a solicitation call this is to let you know that we contacted your bank and frozen your accounts. And if you have any question leave a message. When I called it back it said this is the process division for any question and concerns leave a detail message. I am about to change my number and email way to many calls

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