The scammers will use different ways of trying on the scam. They use Telephone, letter and email scams in many different ways.
They will use logos in letters and emails that look like real professional companies, (we have even had our logos ripped and used in emails). Emails will even look like they have been sent from legitimate email addresses.
Don't click on links in emails, especially ones that are supposed to
come from your bank, they usually lead to a Spoof Scam website and
believe me, they make them look like the real McCoy and suck people in
and get all their financial details, logins,passwords and the cash.
Always type in web links in your browser and be careful with passwords. You can even get a password manager if you have a lot of them. I use one called RoboForm, best password and login manager I have ever used.
For more information about online security, visit www.getsafeonline.org
Your local Police department should be able to give you your country/state online fraud website or telephone number.
In the United Kingdom you can report online fraud to ActionFraud. ActionFraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
For email website spoofs and phishing scams you can send them to Miller Smiles. millersmiles.co.uk is one of the webs dedicated anti-phishing services. They rely on internet users around the world to send them the spoof emails and phishing scams they receive on a daily basis.
This is one of the internet's leading anti-phishing sites, maintaining a massive archive of phishing and identity theft email scams.
Be Safe, Be Happy.