Fraudsters send attractive offers through letters, e-mails, calls, SMS messages asking you to deposit money to participate in schemes that "sound too good to be true". Later, they withdraw the money and stop further communication.
Here is a list of the most common frauds:
- Contests and lotteries, asking you to make a payment in order to receive your prize.
- Job offers / applications for jobs / offers from large corporations and public institutions asking for your confidential banking information.
- Intimation of gifts and inheritances from a foreign country, asking you for personal information or money.
- Schemes offering very high returns on small investments.
Make sure you don't respond to such fraudulent messages.