Facebook Survey Scams
Survey scam messages try to trick users into participating in online surveys by promising them expensive prizes. The scam messages are usually distributed via Facebook.
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
Like-farming scams are designed to trick Facebook users into liking and sharing posts or Facebook Pages as a means of driving traffic to the Pages and increasing their like-numbers under false pretences.
Advance Fee Scams - 'Nigerian Scams' - 419 Scam Information
Criminals send messages offering victims a percentage of a large sum of money in exchange for their help with a supposed business deal. Victims are then tricked into sending the criminals various upfront fees that are supposedly required to allow the deal to proceed.
Payment Transfer Job Scam Emails - Laundering Scams
Scammers send bogus messages offering victims jobs in which they are instructed to bank payments from various third parties, keep a percentage as their 'wage' and wire the remainder back to their 'employers'. The scheme is a method of 'laundering' stolen money.
Overpayment scams are another form of money laundering in which criminals send considerably more than the agreed price for an item or service and ask victims to wire the remainder to a 'third party'.
Internet Dating Scams
Criminals pretend to be romantically interested in people they have 'met' online. After they have gained the trust of victims, the scammers will begin asking them for money or try to involve them in money-laundering schemes or other criminal activities.