And to see a list of other type of top 10 scams, such as by category, or targetting specific groups, see this page.
Virtually every aspect of cybercrime has been made into a service or plug-and-play product.
That includes dating scams — among the oldest and most common of online swindles.
Recently, I had a chance to review a package of dating scam emails, instructions, pictures, videos and love letter templates that are sold to scammers in the underground, and was struck by how commoditized this type of fraud has become.
There are many ways to measure the largest scams, but most measure them by the number of people affected and the total dollars scammed.
Our list focuses on the scams that you could avoid, those reported to the CFR, FTC, and BBB (Better Business Bureau).
For detailed explanations of each scam, how to report a scammer and how to protect yourself, click on the blue titles below for more information!
To see federal and select state top 10 scam lists, click here.The proprietor also claims that his method is more than 20% effective within three replies and over 60% effective after eight.The dating scam package advises customers to stick to a tried-and-true approach.The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.The vendor of the fraud package advertises a guaranteed response rate of at least 1.2 percent, and states that customers who average 30 scam letters per day can expect to earn roughly ,000 a week.For instance, scammers are urged to include an email from the mother of the girl in the first 10 emails between the scammer and a target.