Fraud Awareness

Emergency Scam

Type of scam, where the scammer pretends to be a family member who is in urgent need of financial assistance due to a supposed emergency. The scammers usually target older individuals exploiting their concern for the loved ones to trick them into sending money.

Act with caution if you receive urgent and unsolicited requests for money, especially in the guise of an emergency. Be skeptical if the supposed emergency lacks verifiable details as scammers may provide vague or inconsistent information to create a false sense of urgency. Stay vigilant and verify the legitimacy of any emergency by contacting the individual who is “in need” of these emergency funds directly.

Other Fraud Types

Advance fee / Prepayment Scam

Cryptocurrency Scam

Identity Theft