Home --> Fraud & Scams --> Identity Theft

Identity Theft

  • Identity theft scammers pretending to be Red Cross representatives target military families.
  • Identity thieves trick the unwary into revealing their personal details by telling them they've failed to report for jury duty and warrants for their arrest are being issued.
  • Scammers pose as census workers to elicit personal information from unsuspecting victims.
  • Card-skimming thieves can read information from RFID-enabled credit cards carried in pockets and purses.
  • Fraudsters claim a government grant will pay your utility bill in full for one month.

Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2015 by snopes.com.
This material may not be reproduced without permission.
snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.