A FREE CHECKLIST OF SOME TRIED AND TESTED ‘SCAM INDICATORS’ TO KEEP YOU SAFE.
Here are ten of the most common statements or excuses which come up when scammers are trying to engage with investors. If any sound familiar or similar to statements made by people you are dealing with please be extremely cautious. There are many more, and whilst we can be amused at the naivety of these approaches, each is a genuine example and every single one represents multiple victims who have been defrauded by scammers, often with the loss of significant sums.
SCAM 1 “TRUST ME YOU ARE VERY PRIVILEGED TO GO INTO THIS”
SCAM 2 “THE BANKS COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT HAVE STOPPED PAYMENT. WE’RE WORKING
SCAM 3 “I’M REACHING OUT TO EVERYONE BUT I’M RECOVERING FROM A HEART ATTACK”
SCAM 4 “CLINTON AND OBAMA ARE BOTH INVESTORS”
SCAM 5 “GREAT NEWS, YOU CAN ‘PIGGYBACK’ ONTO A $1B TRADE IF YOU MOVE QUICKLY”
SCAM 6 “I CAN’T DO THAT I’VE SIGNED AN NDA”
SCAM 7 “WE HAVE SET UP AN ESCROW ACCOUNT TO KEEP YOUR FUNDS SAFE”
SCAM 8 “YOUR MONEY WILL NEVER BE USED”
SCAM 9 “BRILLIANT, ALL WE NEED TO DO NOW IS PAY THE BANK FEE”
SCAM 10 And our personal favourite. “I CAN’T SPEAK NOW I’M IN MY PRIVATE JET FLYING TO ZURICH TO SIGN OFF A DEAL.”
The triangulation of the cell phone used during that call showed it was calling from a social housing trailer park in Dusseldorf!
Prevention is always better than detection. IYE is able to verify your investments and business relationships and help in the recovery of lost funds. Please use our contact form if you feel we could help.
Take control and beat the scammer!