Man scammed IRL for a phone he sold online

Categories: News

Tags: scam

Tags: fake

Tags: fraud

Tags: sale

Tags: selling

Tags: bank transfer

Tags: app

Tags: phone

Tags: mobile

Tags: social media

We take a look at reports of scammers using fake bank transfer apps to make it look as though they’ve bought your for-sale item.

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Fake tractor fraudsters plague online transactions

Categories: News

Tags: Tractors

Tags: Australia

Tags: scam

Tags: fake

Tags: escrow

Tags: advert

Tags: advertising

Tags: advertisement

We take a look at reports of the agriculture sector increasingly running into fake online adverts for tractors, at great cost to unfortunate buyers.

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An 18 year scam odyssey of stranded astronauts

Categories: News

Tags: scam

Tags: fake

Tags: fraud

Tags: phish

Tags: romance

Tags: 419

Tags: astronaut

Tags: space

Tags: station

Tags: shuttle

Tags: rocket

Tags: fake

Tags: email

We take a look at a scam which has come around every couple of years and which has finally claimed a sizable bounty from a victim.

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Romance scammer given 25 years of alone time

Categories: News

Tags: Scam

Tags: spam

Tags: phish

Tags: BEC

Tags: business email compromise

Tags: romance

Tags: fake

Tags: fraud

Tags: wire

Tags: money mule

We take a look at a scammer, involved in both BEC fraud and romance scams, who has been jailed for a whopping 25 years.

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