Common Types of Scams
Scammers will often claim to be able to “flip” your money. The idea is to first send them funds, often called a “clearance fee”. Scammers will not send you anything in return.
Scammers will often offer concert tickets. After negotiating the price, the scammer requests payment via a cash app. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears.
Puppy/Pet Deposit Scam
Scammers will claim to have an upcoming litter and request a deposit to secure one of their animals. Usually you will see fake photos of highly sought after animals at an extremely low price. Don’t send strangers money through your cash app.
Fraudsters promise to find you a cheap apartment or home, usually at a much lower rate than normal. They will ask for a deposit with or without an application.
Defrauders have now taken to social media to message you with a telephone number you recognize, or a number you think is legitimate, to ask you for money or involve you in a ‘deal’. If it sounds fishy, it is.