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Beware of ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. using INTERPOL’s Name
Have you received an email claiming to be from INTERPOL?
Beware! This is Always a Scam.
Don’t be Tricked!
INTERPOL never contacts members of the public directly, never demands money from people and will never ask for your bank details or any money transfer.
We are aware of scams misusing our name. These are usually intended to convince you to send money to the scammers, who use our name because it sounds serious and legitimate.
Don’t be misled by official-looking stamps or names in the letters or emails. This correspondence (emails or messages) is fake.
Examples of tricks used by scammers:
“You are in our database as having been hacked. Please contact us so we can check if you are a victim.”
This one doesn’t ask straight out for money, but seems to be concerned for your welfare. This is probably just a first step, and once you contact them, could led to requests for funds.
INTERPOL does not contact people who are in its databases. And we don’t have a database of people who are hacked.
“Once you have sent us the funds, INTERPOL will issue a letter of authorization so we can unlock your account.”
INTERPOL does not issue any kind of authorization letter related to unlocking funds.
“INTERPOL has confirmed this transaction is legitimate and will take action to arrest you if there is any delay in paying this tax fee.”
INTERPOL does not get involved in any financial transactions and does not arrest people (arrests are carried out by national police in our member countries).
“You have been a victim of a financial fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. carried out by scammers. We are INTERPOL and we can help you to recover the money.”
This is probably the same people who scammed you (how else would they have your details?) They are going to try to scam you a second time.
“Your photo is on a website of INTERPOL wanted persons. We need you to confirm your details.”
The only legitimate list of INTERPOL Red Notices is the one published on this website on our Wanted Persons page.
Any other site is a bogus one, aimed at scaring you into paying to be removed. Don’t be fooled.
Let INTERPOL know!
If you receive a suspicious email or correspondence using the INTERPOL name that includes bank account details or the name of a money remitter for you to transfer money to, please let us & INTERPOL know. Send us the details using www.Anyscam.com the contact form link below, so that they can refer the matter to your national police for investigation.
TAGS: SCARS, Information About Scams, Anti-Scam, Scams, Scammers, Fraudsters, Cybercrime, Crybercriminals, Romance Scams, Scam Victims, Online Fraud, Online Crime Is Real Crime, Scam Avoidance, INTERPOL, ImpersonationImpersonation An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors. Scams, Governmental scams, Follow-on ScamsFollow-on scams A follow-on scam is an attempt by scammers or fraudsters to approach a previous scam victim again. They typically take the form of money recovery services, private investigators - offering services to desperate scam victims. They can also be government impersonation scams leveraging a victim's need for law enforcement support. Additionally, blackmail scams such as sextortion can be a follow-on scam since they typically take place after the main scam attempt.