Currently Known Scams And Fraud Cases
Get paid to watch promotional videos
Scenario: You are invited to earn money by watching promotional videos. As an extra incentive, the site promises that you can more quickly multiply your earnings by inviting your friends to do the same job. How they trick you: You will be asked to buy a gift card to allow your friends to sign up. Remember, never pay for a service with a gift card or give your code away to anyone who you do not know personally! They will take your code, delete your account and you will lose your money.
Online Marketplace Package Delivery Scam
Scenario: You were interested in buying a product that is sold by someone on Facebook, Instagram or any other online marketplace. How they trick you: After giving them your email address, you receive an email that looks like it was sent by a courier company or package delivery service like UPS, DPD or DHL. They inform you that a service fee must be paid upfront before they even deliver your product. You are asked to purchase a digital gift card from Dundle (US) and send them the code as payment for the service fee. They might even ask you to send them the digital gift card code via WhatsApp. You do that and then you are immediately blocked from their site and will not be able to contact them again.
Dating or Escort Scam | Romance Fraudsters
Scenario: You met someone via an online dating site, or wish to purchase explicit content via webcam services or online escort. How they trick you: They will state various reasons why you need to send them money, either to stay in touch or purchase the service in question. You are asked to pay them upfront, often by sending them a gift card code through WhatsApp or using a certain website. After that, you never hear from them again.
Twitter Contest Scam
Scenario: You participated in a Twitter contest, believing it to be from Dundle (US), but in reality, it was a fake account. How they trick you: They tell you that you need to buy a certain digital gift card from Dundle (US) and send them the code, so that you can receive another, much more expensive product from them for free. Needless to say, you will never receive your free product code and only lose the one you sent to them.
Instagram Contest Scam
Scenario: A friend on social media persuades you to enter a contest to win an expensive product for free. How they trick you: They ask you to buy a digital gift card and enter the voucher code into the contest. However, your friend never sent you the message, instead, someone hacked their account. The contest never existed and the scammer runs off with your digital gift card code.