Lesser Known Business Crimes and Scams That You Should Be Aware Of

Jury Duty Fraud

Public warnings have been issued all over the country since this type of scam is has been increasing lately. Here’s how it works. Scammers call people, presenting themselves as court officers. They will often say that a warrant is out for the victim’s arrest since he or she failed to report for jury duty.

Then, if the victim states that they never received a notice, the scammer will ask for personal information like social security number, date of birth or even a credit card number for “verification purposes”. Always remember that actual court officers never ask for these types of information over the telephone.

Environmental Schemes

These schemes are fraudulently perpetrated by individuals, corporations or organizations which use environmental problems as an excuse to scam victims. They often target those who are concern about the planet and care for the environment.

They reach out to victims and attempt to persuade them into donating funds for projects related to the prevention of global warming, rain forest preservation, and other environmental concerns.