Common Scams


Every year, people lose their life savings to scams and con artists. There are several ways that people can “trick” you out of money, both in person and over the internet. Take some time to review the information on this page so you won’t become one a victim.


In Person Scams

The National Association of Bunco Investigators (NABI) is an organization that assists in the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of Confidence Crime and certain other Non-Traditional Organized Crime group suspects. They have put together a list of the more common scams and cons.


Internet Based Scams

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to further research, develop, and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies. View their compiled list of the more common internet related scams.

Another great resource for consumer alerts, tips, and fraud trends is the website www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com. This website was developed and is maintained by a joint federal law enforcement and industry task force. Funding for the site has been provided by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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