Fraud, Scams and Schemes

This category has articles related to common fraud scams and schemes. Learn how con artists and scammers work to manipulate unsuspecting people into divulging their personal information and giving up their money.

In this section, you’ll find articles on identity theft, dating scams, insurance fraud, phishing, lottery schemes and more. In addition, we provide helpful advice on how to keep your personal information and your money safe. Also, we cover how private investigators go about investigating fraudulent activity and how to report crimes to the proper authorities.

Fraud Investigations: Investigating Scams, Schemes, and Deception

In 2020, consumers lost an estimated $5.8 billion to online fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This article provides an overview of fraud investigations related to frauds, scams, and schemes criminals use...

How to Report Online Fraud

Were you ripped off online? If you've been ripped off on the web, this article explains how to report online fraud to the proper authorities. It includes a step-by-step method to force dishonest individuals or...

Being Harassed by Phone Calls from ABT SRBI? How to Make Them Stop

Harassing Phone Calls from ABT SRBI Many people receive complaints from frustrated users who receive harassing and abusive phone calls from phone number 239-415-4400, which belongs to a telemarketing research company named Abt SRBI. Some...

Catfish Investigations for Online Dating Scams

This article provides an overview of catfish investigations associated with online dating fraud, scams, and schemes. In addition, it provides advice on how to determine if you've been catfished, how to go about tracking...

Beware of Telephone Switching Scams

Telephone scams are illegal, deceptive, and highly costly. Getting “slammed” (having your long-distance telephone carrier switched without our permission) is becoming increasingly common. Three out of every five people surveyed by the National Consumers...

Phishing and Spoofing Identity Theft Schemes

Overview Half of all internet users get at least one phishing email per day. For those of us who are active with email and social media, that number goes up considerably. Phishing emails are designed to...

Counterfeit Products in Canada

Big Business: Counterfeit Products in Canada The internet is an attractive medium for counterfeit products. There, criminals can remain anonymous while running a profitable business online. In Canada, RCMP estimated in their 2005 Economic Crime Report that the annual...

Insurance Fraud Investigations

Overview of Insurance Fraud and Helpful Resources for Investigations The article provides an overview of insurance fraud investigation resources. Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to fraudulently obtain payment from an insurer, or...