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Types of Fraud

The Little Black Book of Scams

Date: February 2018

There are various types of fraud, scams, and pitches and more innovative ways are found almost daily. Check out the list of the most common fraud types along with their description below and more information can be found in the "Little Black Book of Scams".

Please note that this description does not include all scam methods and does not guarantee your protection. Yet, it's useful to know the most common scams and fraud types organized nowadays.

Telemarketing Scams

The fraudsters usually reach the victim by phone asking for personal information in a very convincing manner. They provide false, misleading and deceptive information.

Online Scams

It's a deceptive and false practice when the fraudsters are trying to find new victims via the Internet.

Email and Text Message Scams

Any misleading or deceptive act for personal gain or damage of another individual carried out through email or text message.

Identity Theft

Any false, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive act used to steal someone else's personal information for criminal purposes.

Business Scams

A deceptive and fraudulent way of forging documents from an organization or a company in order to deceive customers.

Mail Scams

A misleading act of using the mail (either postal or private) aimed to defraud an individual.

Door-to-Door Scams

This is an illegal, misleading and false activity, conducted literally via door-to-door solicitation.