• Sellers advertising online are defrauded by ‘buyers’ who pay with cashier’s checks made out for amounts in excess of the agreed-upon purchase price and ask the balances be sent to third parties.

  • Thieves drain activated gift cards.

  • Scammers sell victims supposedly unopened boxes containing brand-new merchandise, but the cartons actually hold low-quality goods, junk, or nothing.

  • Thief uses credit card info gained during delivery of flowers and wine to empty mark’s bank account.

  • Con artist rents out a property he has no authorization to lease.