Gaming Fraud

Gaming fraud occurs when a fraudster deliberately misinforms somebody about information on a game, so that when that person makes a wager on the results of that game, they are doing so with incorrect information, generally making them more likely to lose. Sports tampering and claiming false bets are two examples of gaming fraud.

Geographical IP Detector

A geographical IP detector is software that allows you to trace where an IP address is located on the globe. By mapping the IP address geographically you can easily get information on a person's country, city, longitude, state, ISP, area code, and other pieces of data.

Geolocation Detection

Geolocation refers to the identification of the geographic location of a user or computing device via a variety of data collection mechanisms. Typically, most geolocation services use network routing addresses or internal GPS devices to determine this location.

Ghost Employee

A ghost employee is a common ploy used in payroll fraud. A ghost employee is a person who is on an employer's payroll, but who does not actually work for the company, and perhaps does not exist at all. Someone in the payroll department creates and maintains a ghost employee in the payroll system, and then intercepts and cashes the paychecks intended for this person for themselves.

Ghost terminal

Ghost terminal, used in recent reports of skimming crimes, are electronic devices tailored to copy a credit card’s magnetic strip and Personal Identification Number in order to steal money from an account. They are manufactured devices that appear to be real ATM touch pads or credit-card readers. They are often placed over a legitimate ATM or other card-reading device, often in a manner that is unnoticeable to most consumers.

Gift Card Scammer Numbers

Gift cards are a popular way for scammers to steal money from you. This is because gift cards are like cash: if you buy a gift card and someone uses it, you probably cannot get your money back. Anyone who demands payment by gift card is likely a scammer.

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Global Address Verification Directories

Address validation is the process of checking a mailing address against an authoritative database to see if the address is valid. If the address in question matches an address in the official database, the address "validates", meaning it's a real address. Addresses that do not match any addresses in the database are marked as "invalid", meaning the address either doesn't exist or isn't registered with the official postal service. Most countries around the world have their own respective databases against which addresses can be validated.

Government Fraud

Government fraud refers to when an individual purposefully deceives the government so as to benefit from this deception. Examples of government fraud include tax evasion, welfare fraud, and counterfeit currency.

GPS Spoofer

A GPS spoofer allows a device to pretend it is at a different location than its current location. This can be used to deceive services that attempt to track where you are located.

Grandparent Scam

In a typical grandparent scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative (such as a lawyer or law enforcement agent). The "relative" of the grandparent explains she is in trouble and needs their grandparent to wire them funds that will be used for bail money, lawyer’s fees, hospital bills, or another fictitious expense.