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Scams & Cons
Wills, Probate & Estates
It all starts when someone gives you a realistic-looking check or money order and asks you to send cash somewhere in return. It's phony, Even if you can cash it, your bank will demand you pay back the money.
Filing A Consumer Complaint & Where To Go For Help (Illinois)
Also has small blurbs on telemarketing, charities, healthcare & home repair.
Fee Loans (Illinois)
It's illegal for a company to charge you a fee before the loan is made.
Unsolicited Calls Requesting Financial Or Bank Account Information (Illinois Attorney General's Office)
Work-At-Home Schemes (Illinois)
“Freedom Tower” Silver Dollar (Illinois Attorney General's Office)
Gifting Clubs (Illinois Attorney General's Office)
Internet Scams That Trick You To Reveal Your Passwords & Personal Data
So, You got a message that your email account/credit card will be canceled unless you click on the link below. Well it could be a trap!!!!! And you could be duped into giving information to a bogus look alike website which has nothing to do with your provider/credit card, etc.
Internet Crime Complaint Center
IFCC offers a central repository for law enforcement regarding Internet fraud, works to quantify fraud patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud trends.
National Fraud Information
Where to report internet and other types of fraud.
Classic Cons... And How to Counter Them
ATM scams, Nigerian scams, credit card fraud, debt relief fraud, identity theft, investment fraud, telemarketing fraud, the phony investigator and more.
|The Unlucky Traveler|
|The Man Who Needs Gas|
|Privacy & ID Theft|
|Sweepstakes & Lotteries|
|Personal Finance-Related Schemes|
|Home Improvement & Home Repair Frauds|
|The Phony Inheritance Scam|
|Receipt Of Unsolicited Merchandise|
|Missing Persons Fraud Scheme|
|Prison Pen Pal Money Order Scam|
|Fraudulent Health and Medical Products|
|Secured Credit Card Marketing Scams|
Avoiding Office Supply Scams (FTC Brochure with Links)
Business Scams (The 6 Most Common)
See also Scam-Proofing your Business
National Help Orgs For A
Variety Of Consumer Problems
The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.