Thursday, May 29, 2008

QTSaver Daily Search results for: Frauds

QTSaver Daily Search results for: Frauds
- Federal Bureau of Investigation - Common Fraud Schemes
Nigerian letter frauds combine the threat of impersonation fraud with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter, mailed from Nigeria, offers the recipient the "opportunity" to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author, a self-proclaimed government official, is trying to transfer illegally out of Nigeria. The recipient is encouraged to send information to the author, such as blank letterhead stationery, bank name and account numbers and other identifying information using a facsimile number provided in the letter. Some of these letters have also been received via E-mail through the Internet.

Medicare fraud can take the form of any of the health insurance frauds described above. Senior citizens are frequent targets of Medicare schemes, especially by medical equipment manufacturers who offer seniors free medical products in exchange for their Medicare numbers. Because a physician has to sign a form certifying that equipment or testing is needed before Medicare pays for it, con artists fake signatures or bribe corrupt doctors to sign the forms.
Letters of credit frauds are often attempted against banks by providing false documentation to show that goods were shipped when, in fact, no goods or inferior goods were shipped.

Other letter of credit frauds occur when con artists offer a "letter of credit" or "bank guarantee" as an investment wherein the investor is promised huge interest rates on the order of 100 to 300 percent annually. Such investment "opportunities" simply do not exist. (See Prime Bank Notes for additional information.)
The purpose of these frauds is generally to encourage the victim to send money to a foreign bank where it is eventually transferred to an off-shore account that is in the control of the con artist. From there, the victim's money is used for the perpetrator's personal expenses or is laundered in an effort to make it disappear.

Pyramid schemes, also referred to as franchise fraud, or chain referral schemes, are marketing and investment frauds in which an individual is offered a distributorship or franchise to market a particular product. The real profit is earned, not by the sale of the product, but by the sale of new distributorships. Emphasis on selling franchises rather than the product eventually leads to a point where the supply of potential investors is exhausted and the pyramid collapses.
- FCIC: Scams and Frauds
Scams and Frauds Here are some of the Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.
Oil and Gas Investment Frauds - October 2006
FTC Survey Shows Advance-Fee Scams Top the List of Consumer Frauds - November 2004
- Fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fraud is a crime, and is also a civil law violation. Many hoaxes are fraudulent, although those not made for personal gain are not technically frauds. Defrauding people of money is presumably the most common type of fraud, but there have also been many fraudulent "discoveries" in art, archaeology, and science.
investment frauds, such as Ponzi schemes
securities frauds such as pump and dump
pious frauds, a form of fraud in religion motivated by sincere zeal
Frauds, Spies, and Lies - and How to Defeat Them.
- Frauds and Scams Crimes of Persuasion - An Investigators Resource
The Institute of Internal Auditors recently invited me to deliver a presentation regarding the various and sundry scams and frauds promoted via the Internet. As I prepared the outline for that presentation, several of the investigators I network with requested copies for their review. Many reported that they found the drafts useful and informative and several suggested that I write a book.
Rather than continue to produce copies of my outline, revise them and re-revise the revisions for my professional colleagues, I have established this web site. I hope that those among us who are interested in the investigation of swindlers, grifters, frauds and scams find it useful.
- BestFrauds -- best frauds, scams and big company cons in America Today
The Best Frauds, Scams, and Big Company Cons in America Today
That mission is to:
1. Expose the BEST FRAUDS going on in America today.
2.Warn consumers to be wary of these scams and frauds.
3. Post your experiences on this site so others can learn.
4. Show how inept our Government is at fixing the scams.
5. Read the Best Frauds and scams below, including companies lying to the public, and intricate corporate scams:

We're not talking about complaints here -- there are always complaints against airline companies. No, these are outright frauds, one of the best of them by a company called "Best Fares". In fact it was they and their irresponsible attitude about consumer fraud that inspired our site's name -- Best Frauds -- and got this site started! Read the classic discount air fare scam that started it all, right here.
How can you tell the difference? Read the frauds listed on this site. Each one has a theme, that the company is violating a rule or law of commerce set down by the government, who of course is too slow or stupid to enforce their laws. Without obvious fraudulent intent, or "final result", on the part of the seller or provider, we can't publish it here.
We will try to verify your situation, but we can't intercede for you. The best we can do is publish all verified frauds, so others will know.
- Crimes of Persuasion: Nigerian email scams, consumer frauds.
Frauds and Scams - run by former enforcement official unafraid to tell it like it is.
- Spam: Where to Complain About Frauds & Scams on the Internet
Where to Complain About Frauds & Scams on the Internet

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