The Five Most Common Scams in Southern Arizona

What You Need to Know


It’s important to stay informed to the latest fraudulent trends, here are the top five that are most common in Southern Arizona according to the Attorney General.

1. Work-At-Home jobs and business “opportunity” scams.

2. Certified check fraud (mystery shoppers, unsolicited communication notifying of winning a prize, overpayment for selling an item).

3. Internet fraud: pop-up ads/spam emails/phishing.

4. Identity Theft: stolen mail, personal identifiable information stolen, external data breach, social engineers obtaining information from social media.

5. Prize notification/international lottery scams: asking victim to pay taxes up front, victim never entered a lottery or contest.

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