Fraud Awareness

Impersonation Scam

Type of scam which involves a perpetrator posing as someone else, often a trustworthy figure or authority, to deceive individuals into providing sensitive information, money, or taking certain actions. This can occur through various channels such as phone calls, emails, or even in-person interactions. The scammer typically exploits trust to manipulate victims into disclosing personal data, login credentials, or making financial transactions under false pretenses. Common scenarios include fake calls from government agencies, banks, or tech support, where scammers seek to exploit victims’ trust in these entities.
Always verify the identity of individual contacting you unexpectedly, be wary of urgent requests, and refrain from sharing sensitive information or making payments unless you can confirm the legitimacy of the communication.

Other Fraud Types

CEO Scam

Social Networking Scam

Romance Scam