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Today I am going to continue my online financial scams series as highlighted by the China Publi Security Bureau earlier this year, I believe we should share this knowledge about online financial scams so that more people are aware of the scams.

5. Fictitious Claims Scams

a. Fictitious car accident scam

The scammer acting as the relatives or friends of the victims of the car accidents, claiming that the accidents need to be settled immediately, demand the other party to transfer the compensation money.

b. Scammed kidnap plot

The Scammer informed the victims's relative that the victims have been kidnapped and unless ransoms are paid to a specific bank account and also warned that police should not be reported, if not, they will kill the victims.

c. Surgery Scam

Scammer informs the victim's parents or children that the kids or the parents need surgery immediately due to sudden attack of sickness, demand the victims remit the money before treatment can be made.

d. Dire Strait Situation Scam

Scammer act as if he is serious financial, life threatening sickness and so on and appeal to the public via social media hoping to secure some donations.

e. Reported parcel with drug scam

Scammer informs the victim that the parcel addressed to the victims was found to contain drug and required the victim to pay some money to the National Security Account so that proper investigation can be carried.

f. photo shopped obscene and lewd photos scam

Scammers collect the photos of public servants and use the computer to photoshop into obscene pictures and mail to the victim attached with the bank account number, threatening and blackmailing the public servants to pay up or risk being exposed.

g. Abortion Cost Scam

Scammer impersonating as the children to send short messaging to the parents knowing very well how the parents love their children, and convince the parents to transfer money for abortion cost.

6. Daily Living Scam

a. Impersonating as Land Lord Scam

Scammer impersonates the land lord and send short messaging to the tenants informing the tenant that the landlord bank card and account numbers have on changed and advise the tenants to pay their rental to a specified account.

b. Telephone Bill Scam

Scammer acted as they are from the tel co, calls the consumers or using the prerecorded voice message informing the consumer to pay their outstanding bills to a designated bank account.

c. Tax Rebate On Goods Purchase Scam

After obtaining the particulars and information about the victims' recent purchases of houses or cars, the scammers calls the victims to informs the victims that due to the changes in tax policies, hence they are entitled for rebate of tax and duties, ask the victims to go to ATM to execute the transfer.

d. Change of Air Tickets Scam

Scammer act as official from the airline customer service, informing the victim that due to the cancellation of flights, refund of air ticket and changes of services, require the victims to make payments on the transactions.

e. Online Ticket Booking Scam

Scammers created a fake website for ticket booking, using a much lower ticket prices to attract victims to purchase tickets online and after that using the reason that the transaction was not successful and required the victims to keep making payment online.

f. ATM Scam

Scammer jams the ATM cash dispenser slot and then paste a fake phone hot line service number at the ATM, after the victim used the number to call and they obtain the necessary details of the victims, they wait for the victim to go away and retrieve the card from the ATM and withdraw the money using the cards.

g. Credit Card Scam

Scammer calls the victim informing the victim that their credit cards details have been exposed and required the victim to provide the necessary information to scam the victim.

h. Remittance Scam

Scammers using the group chat short messaging method to require the victims to remit money to certain bank accounts, normally this happen when the victim was in the process of making remittance to banks, so without checking, they will just act on the information and make the remittance to the bank account of the scammers.

If you have any questions or wish to share your experience on this topic, please feel free to leave your comments, questions and your experience in the feedback space below and I would be glad to get back to you and thank you for your feedback, comments and sharing of your experience.

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