What are the Top 5 scams?

What are the Top 5 scams?

Here are the Top Online Scams You Need to Avoid Today

  • Phishing email scams.
  • The Nigerian scam.
  • Greeting card scams.
  • Bank loan or credit card scam.
  • Lottery scam.
  • Hitman scam.
  • Romance scams.
  • Fake antivirus software.

What are the most famous scams?

Charles Ponzi (March 3, 1882 – January 18, 1949).

  • Charles Ponzi, the Original Ponzi Scheme.
  • James Paul Lewis Jr., Financial Advisory Consultants Ponzi Scheme.
  • Robert Allen Stanford, Stanford International Bank Investment Scheme.
  • Nicholas Cosmo, Agape World Inc.

Who is the top scammer in the world?


  • Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con man; tried to attract investment and settlers for the non-existent country of Poyais.
  • Bernard Madoff, creator of a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, the largest investor fraud ever attributed to a single individual.

What are the different types of scams?

Ten most common types of scams

  1. Advance fee fraud.
  2. Lottery, sweepstakes and competition scams.
  3. Dating and romance scams.
  4. Computer hacking.
  5. Online shopping, classified and auction scams.
  6. Banking, credit card and online account scams.
  7. Small business scams.
  8. Job and employment scams.

Who is the richest scammer in world?

Emmanuel Nwude Odinigwe (popularly known as the Owelle of Abunuga) is a Nigerian advance-fee fraud artist and former Director of Union Bank of Nigeria.

What country has the most scammer?

Crime > Frauds per 1000: Countries Compared

1 Germany 11.24
2 United Kingdom 6.04
3 New Zealand 5.52
4 Sweden 4.11

Where can I report a suspected charity fraud?

You can report suspected charity frauds to the Federal Trade Commission and the government agency in your state that regulates charities. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance , Charity Navigator , CharityWatch and GuideStar provide a bevy of resources on charitable organizations, including ratings, reviews, and tax and financial data.

How can you tell if a charity is legitimate?

A legitimate charity will welcome your donation whenever you choose to make it. A thank-you for a donation you don’t recall making. Making you think you’ve already given to the cause is a common trick unscrupulous fundraisers use to lower your resistance.

Are there any pop up charities in America?

The pop-up charity business is usually local, occasionally regional and rarely national. Mostly they are the products of individual scammers who smell an opportunity to cash in using the name of a victim who may or may not even be real. They count on local press coverage and a quick website.

How can you tell if a charity is a sham?

Sham charities succeed by mimicking the real thing. Like genuine nonprofits, they reach you via telemarketing, direct mail, email and door-to-door solicitations. They create well-designed websites with deceptive names. (Cybersecurity firm DomainTools has flagged more than 100,000 sites with COVID-19-related domains as “high risk” for fraud.)