Fraud Awareness

Advance fee / Prepayment Scam

Type of scam when scammers ask victims to pay money in advance for goods, services, or opportunities that they never intend to deliver. These scams can take various forms and may involve products, services, loans, job opportunities or other exciting offers.
Exercise caution if you encounter requests for upfront payments before services are provided. Legitimate transactions typically involve fees deducted after the service, not paid in advance. Be wary of high-pressure tactics; if you feel rushed into making a payment or providing personal information, take your time to verify before proceeding. Stay vigilant for unrealistic promises, if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Other Fraud Types

Cryptocurrency Scam

Emergency Scam

Identity Theft