A scam “renter” responds to an ad for an apartment for rent on a classified website such as Craigslist. After the landlord agrees to rent the apartment, the scam renter sends the landlord a cashier’s check drawn on a foreign bank account that is for much more than the amount the landlord requires as a deposit.He or she emails the landlord saying that s/he is living in a foreign country now but will be moving to the U. The scam renter asks the landlord to deposit the check and then wire the extra amount to another bank account.
The term internet fraud or cyber crime can refer to any use of the internet to commit a crime.
There is a wide variety of California criminal laws as well as federal laws that can cover a wide range of behaviors in California.
This can be done in person, over the phone, or through the mail (mail fraud is a federal offense).
There is no limit to the number and variety of fraud schemes that can be carried out over the internet.
But here are some of the most common types: Posting of internet classified ads offering great deals on expensive to ship merchandise for sale.
Potential buyers are told that the item, such as a vehicle, is on the other side of the country but that the seller can deliver it to them for an extra fee.