Nikki – Sep 08, 2020

Victim Location 85615

Type of a scam Phishing

This person contacted me about a car I have for sale on craigslist. Told me he would come buy it if I sent him a report from the site I have referenced. From some research I did this is a scam to steal credit card numbers.

Virginia – Sep 05, 2020

Victim Location 18901

Type of a scam Romance

My mom is in a nursing home due to a stroke she is not in her right state of mind. This guy is trying to get her to send her money in pre paid cards for a business trip he is on. He is pretending to be romantically involved with her while asking for her to send $500 and $1000 I am the power of attorney for my mom so I know not to give her money but this guy is messaging her everyday..please stop this guy he is trying to take advantage of a good hearted woman who doesn’t see his scam

Shannon – Mar 06, 2020

Victim Location 35811

Type of a scam Phishing

This scammer made contact through bbb.org contact form.

Back story: This is very similar to a few phishing attempts I’ve had. They seem to target website designers and the pattern is:

-Making contact saying they have a large budget and need a website

-There is a third party who has all the content

-They are evasive about having any direct human interaction like a phone call or video consultation. There is an excuse such as "I am traveling", "I don’t have time right now but I can talk after the project starts", I’ve gotten the excuse of "I’m in the hospital and in terrible pain, I can only communicate via email…"

-Last, the emails were grammatically incorrect. Small things like not capitalizing "I" when referring to themselves in a sentence. Not capitalizing the first letter of sentences, putting periods, question marks, and quotations in the wrong place, weird phrasing, misspelled words, etc.

The very 1st scammer I encounter, I didn’t get suspicious until we got to the point where I requested a deposit. They didn’t have any common forms of payment (PayPal, cash app, google or apple pay). They then, requested I give them an account number so they can transfer the funds directly to my account. That’s when I knew it was a scam and I reported the email address.

-Back to the current scammer:

I screenshot the conversation and attached it, but I knew the signs immediately after reading their email reply, and that they did not schedule a consultation. The request had a similar format to the previous scam I’ve encountered via email.

Brent –

Victim Location 75094

Type of a scam Charity

Text me about an endowment system then 12:47am I get a text I won sent me a ref.#batch#winning#ticket#serial#

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