Friday, December 6, 2013

"Slider" Theft, Unsafe PINs and Advance Fee Scams

You'd think we would have exhausted all the variations of the advance fee scam by now. But you'd be wrong.

As we've reported many times, this trick involves sending a victim a check as upfront payment for a product or service, with a request that part of the sum should be returned or passed on to a supposed third party who is somehow involved in the deal.

The victim banks the check, wires the sum requested, then learns the check is a dud, and they are out by however much they sent on to the other person, who is, of course the scammer.

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