Scamming is one of the most widespread fraud types. Its main purpose is to entreat money. Those sums usually end up as huge amounts the crooks steal. Cyber crooks persuade people to give them money by sending emails.
Most commonly, a person receives an email saying he/she has one in a lottery or inherited something. But to get the final award, the person needs to transfer some amount (not too high usually) to some given account. As soon as the person does it, the fraudster goes off the radar.
There are 3 most widespread scamming types:
- Dating. In this case, the scammer plays on other people’s feelings. They connect to real users on dating websites and persuade them that they have true feelings. During this interaction or before seeing the victim eye to eye, cyber crook asks for money. The reasons for it may vary, yet the result is obvious money loss for a person.
- Real estate. Everybody wishes to buy or rent good and not too expensive apartments. Thus, fraudsters know this and offer them at very low prices. The victim may have a fake impression of the so-called “agent” as he/she send photos of the property, schedules meetings, etc. In the end, when the victim decides to pay (and for real estate, it might be thousands of dollars), the scammer disappears.
- Job. As the job market isn’t that stable, offers to help you find a well-paid job sounds attractive. Yet, victims only tend to lose money by paying fake job advisors or companies. Or they may get a connection with a fake employer and pay for some concurrent services or uniform. After the victim does it, the contact with the scammer fails.