Term Impersonation Scam Reporting
Code FN-1700.1470-322
Definition Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that people can use to report scams involving impostors. Scammers may pose as government officials claiming a problem with the individual's benefits, status or tax debt that can only be resolved with an immediate infusion of cash; bank officials claiming a problem with the individual's accounts; family members who are purportedly in crisis requiring prompt help; or concoct other stories they believe will persuade the target to trust them with their money. Impersonation con artists can use a variety of methods to make contact including approaches by telephone, text messages, emails and instant messages through social networking sites such as Facebook.
Created 10/18/18
Changed 10/23/18
Use References Family/Friend Impersonation Scam Reporting
Family/Friend Impostor Scam Reporting
Government Official Impersonation Scam Reporting
Government Official Impostor Scam Reporting
Grandparent Scam Reporting
Impostor Scam Reporting
See Also References Mortgage Modification Scam Reporting (FN-1700.1470-523)
External Classification Terms Citizen Crime Reporting (NPC I02.02)
Criminal Law Enforcement (UW
Law Enforcement (NTE I60)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Related Concepts Financial Services/Benefits
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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