The 3 most common fraud schemesNovember 13, 2022
1. “Fallen melon”
The “fallen melon” method is used by scammers in our time, but instead of fruit, they drop household appliances (which most likely were broken long before the fall) or boxes with “expensive vases” (that is, with broken glass), according to them, “ purchased as a gift to his wife “(as an option – in-law). The most cautious and experienced of the scammers even acquire counterfeit checks, which are presented as evidence of the value of the “spoiled thing”.
2. “A gift of fate”
There are various options for this scam, but somehow, the attackers “trust a large sum” or “valuable thing” only in exchange for bail. Be careful – if a stranger agrees to give you a lot of money with a significantly smaller pledge, he is either a complete idiot or a follower of the Great Combinator.
Like the “gift of fate”, this type of scam is designed for extremely greedy and pragmatic, or vice versa, unselfish and responsive people. Most often fraudsters act as follows: on the street you meet a heartbroken charming girl who asks if you have found her golden wedding ring lost somewhere nearby. Having received a negative answer, the beauty promises a large reward for returning the jewel and leaves a contact phone number so that in case of detection of the ring you can contact her. After some time, you “miraculously” encounter a stranger who “literally today” found a gold ring, “worth fabulous money” and of course, the find was made in the area where the “frustrated bride” addressed you.
The fool understands that the ring belongs to her and you decide to buy the ring in order to hand it over to the “victim”, keep it for yourself or sell it (the last two options are for the most callous and heartless). Having laid out a tidy sum for the jewel, you carry it to the jeweler and ask to evaluate the “successful purchase”, and he says that this piece of copper costs a little less than nothing.