1. Check scams - Receiving a check in the email for allegedly winning in the lottery ,sweepstakes or any other promotions.
2. Advance fee lenders - They try to contact people through phone after filling up an online form of loan application or have found an advertisement in a local newspaper.
3 . Online employment offers - A void job opportunities looking for “shipping” or “billing managers,” “payment processors” or anything with a financial sounding name often turn out to be fraudulent listings that are, in actuality, looking for victims to commit money laundering.
4. Lottery/sweepstakes notification letters - Epidemic in proportion, these are very much like the fake check scams.
5. Overpayment scams - Usually found in online forms especially ads and typically in places such as Craigslist or other classified forums on the Internet.
6. Mortgage foreclosure rescue scams - They usually contact residents and offer them a desperate plan that is affordable and supposedly allows them to keep the home.
7. Marketing/investment scams - Solicited mail or e-mail and saying they can make thousands of dollars working from home by buying a special kit, book or tape collection.
8. Inheritance scam - email that is being sent to the victim from someone claiming to be related to them or from somebody that claims to know that the victim’s distant relative is either very sick or has died and left inheritance money.
9. Phishing scams - Generally, e-mails are sent from what looks like a legitimate bank or financial institution, asking for confirmation of account numbers and personal information.
10. Nigerian scam - An email or letter sent from someone claiming being an official or agent from a foreign country, informing the recipient he or she is seeking a foreign company or individual into whose account they can deposit funds left over from government funds, a business bank transaction or a confiscated family inheritance.