BWBRSA: Online Scams

Crime Junkie

Apr 29 2024 • 56 mins

Scammers have an infinite number of ways to steal your money and information. In this episode, we explore and expose several scams that have impacted our listeners.

  • Be sure to check out our new webpage Am I Getting Scammed? for a full list of tips to reference if something or someone ever feels off to you.
  • To watch the full Ask Amy episode and hear Sofia’s phone call with the scammer, please visit this link.

To jump to one of the specific scams highlighted in this episode, you can reference the following timecodes:

  • 00:00 - A fake police officer tries to scam a couple into paying a fake bail sum for a non-existent arrest warrant.
  • 13:05 - An online “sugar daddy” scams a woman into sending hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards.
  • 21:50 – A man nearly unknowingly deposits a fraudulent check while under the assumption that he has been offered a new job.
  • 34:00 – A news anchor thought she was seizing a great opportunity when she was asked to join a Facebook Live event with Ashley Flowers herself… until the person reaching out to her on behalf of “audiochuck” began asking her for strange requests.
  • 45:50 - audiochuck is usually hiring – but we have a specific way we go about things! Learn about what raises red vs. green flags when it comes to our hiring process.

Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: crimejunkiepodcast.com/bwbrsa-online-scams

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