Fraud and Scam Examples

Gain insight into scams by listening to stories shared by other individuals.

Real People, Real Experiences

PayPal Scam

Ben Macoun

After receiving an email notification from PayPal alerting him that his mobile number had been changed, Ben realised his account had been hacked.

Pet Scam

Renee McNab

Renee paid a $1,000 deposit, but communication abruptly ceased, and she realised she had been scammed.

Facebook Marketplace Scam

Paige Hinson

While trying to sell a garden set, Shortly after listing the item, a buyer contacted her, Paige managed to save herself $1,200.

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