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Be wary when shopping online and someone asks you to pay with a money transfer or even send a deposit to an individual or fake business. You won’t get the merchandise and you won’t get your money back.This can happen with any online purchases – a puppy, a vacation rental, a timeshare or a car. It’s Sunday morning, you’ve just poured yourself a fresh cup of coffee and are ready to sit down to breakfast, newspaper in hand.A recent natural disaster has left an entire nation reeling to rebuild in the aftermath of destruction and you want to do your part to help by donating money.Sadly enough, natural disasters such as floods, tornados or hurricanes often result in scammers staging "charitable" organizations that prey on well-intentioned people.You’ve found a terrific price on an apartment rental online and decide to move forward with signing the lease.Only the leasee is actually a scammer who asks you to pay for the first month with a money transfer and that too-good-to-be-true apartment doesn’t actually exist.
Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other criminal act.
You receive a check or money order through the mail as and advanced payment for that awesome job you’ve just landed – or for the merchandise you’re selling through an online ad.
The only catcher is that the amount of the check is more than it should be so the scammer tells you to deposit the check and then wire the amount they’ve “overpaid” back to them.
You contact the seller and he/she tells you to send either a down payment and/or the service fees for the application loan through a money transfer so you can avoid sales tax and get a better rate. Do not send a down payment or service fees via a money transfer.
You won’t get your dream vehicle and you won’t get your money back.
Chances are, if you transfer money to an organization you don't know, your money will not go to the intended cause but rather into the pockets of scammers.