- Auction Frauds -
you use Ebay or PayPal, or other auction websites? Then read these
tips to know what to look for! Also see our page on
selling scams on the internet
- Classified Ad Scams
- Online classified ad websites like Craig's List (craigslist.org and
craigslist.org.uk) and newspapers have enabled millions of individuals to connect buy and
sell a great variety of personal merchandise, but the scammers are operating
there, just as everywhere else.
See this page for illustrated
examples that explain how the scam works.
Fake checks from
fake buyers - If you have something to sell, whether you are one person
selling a used item or a business, there's a scammer waiting for you, as
long as you are willing to take a check for more than the price of the item.
- Fake checks - from fake
lotteries, EBay buyers and others - Just because someone sends you
or gives you a real-looking check, don't assume it is legitimate. And
attempting to cash it can land you in jail! Read more here. And what do you
think the scammer say when you call their phone number.
Click here to read a transcript of
an actual call to a scammer, as we pose as one of the "winners" he's
notified by email. And see this
page for a list of banks that have reported stolen checks, to see if the
check you received is from one of them!
- Fake online stores - Is
that website offering fantastic prices legitimate? How can you tell?
Check here for tips and lists of known scam shopping websites.
- Pet scams - Photos of cute
puppies that are stranded, free to a good home> It's a scam!
- Shopping scams - "Win a
Free Laptop", "refer friends and take 1 offer" and get a free computer.
These shopping "deals" are no bargain! See this page!