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Overpayment Scam Articles

  • Craigslist Overpayment Scam Warning Message
    Message circulating on Facebook describes a Craigslist user's experience with an an overpayment scam and warns other users to watch out for such criminal tactics.
    Published: April 23, 2013

  • Rockstar Energy Drink Car Decal Wrapping Money Laundering Scam
    Emails purporting to be from Rockstar Energy Drink offer to pay recipients a generous weekly fee for displaying an advertising decal on their vehicles.
    Published: December 19, 2013

  • Red Bull Car Adverts Money Laundering Scam
    Email purporting to be from Red Bull offers to pay the recipient for placing Red Bull advertisements on his or her car.
    Published: November 9, 2011

  • Modelling Agency Overpayment Scam
    Emails claim that a modelling agency wishes to use your photograph for a billboard advertisement and ask that you reply to give approval for use of the image and to arrange payment
    Published: March 21, 2011

  • Analysis of a Hijacked Account Overpayment Scam - Boat and Trailer For Sale
    Person agrees to purchase an expensive item advertised online such as a boat and trailer. The buyer advises the seller that he will be including an extra amount over and above the agreed price that he wishes the seller to wire to a third party to cover shipping costs.
    Published: February 15, 2011

  • Website Advertising Enquiry Scam
    Email sent to website owners claims to be an enquiry about buying links on the targeted website
    Published: February 5, 2008

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