You are promised something valuable for free, but you have to pay something
first -- like a loan application fee or a bribe to somebody to release the asset.
Guess what? It never shows up, and you are now the victim of Advance Fee Fraud.
There are so many varieties of this fraud that they are impossible to catalogue,
but we'll show you a few of the most common so that you will be on guard for
the next "too good to be true" deal that comes along.
Other Scams & Frauds
Scams and Frauds come in many forms. This gallery showcases
scams and frauds that do not fit into any of our other galleries.
North Carolina DA stops mortgage elimination scam from preying on homeowners, defrauding lenders
Judge blocks California outfit from promising to eliminate mortgage for a fee. (pdf)
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System letter on "Debt Elimination Scams"
Illegal Financial Activity - Fictitious Debt Elimination Schemes
ALERT from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
IRS Reissues Consumer Warning on Identity Theft Scheme
Scheme Now Targeting Caribbean
Internet rekindles 'Nigerian Scam'
Fraud complaints on increase in central Illinois.