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The scams we are qualified to help with are:
Advance Fee Fraud These scams are also called 419 scams - They are scams promising a large sum of money (such as a bequest, charitable donation, investment, unclaimed bank account) or a valuable consignment (trunk boxes or consignments of cash, gold, or black money)
Fraudulent check scams - Scams in which checks are mailed to you
Fraudulent lotteries - Fraudulent lottery win notifications which ask you to pay fees
Romance scams - Scams in which the scammer plays a love interest
Money recovery scams - Scams which target those who have already been victimized
Charity scams - Scams in which scammers pose as charities
Employment scams - Fake employment opportunities
Auction site and online selling scams - Scams targeting online buyers, sellers or merchants
Rental scams - Scams in which a scammer poses as a landlord or interested renter
Debt collection scams - Scams in which the scammer attempts to hire services to collect a supposed debt
Advance fee loan scams - Scammers posing as lenders, may also involve ID theft
Conference scams - Scams involving invitations to a fake conference
Pet scams or puppy scams - Scammers posing as a someone selling or giving away a pet
Fraudulent websites used in scams - Scammer-created websites used for advance fee fraud
Army leave scam - Army leave division USA request for leave scam
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