Sweepstakes Scam

Sweepstakes scams are when a company or fraudster tells someone they have won a sweepstakes prize, but that as the winner they must first pay a fee to insure delivery of their prize. The winner may pay and then never recieve anything.


Sweetheart scam

A sweetheart scam is a situation where a scammer will pretend to be romantically interested in somebody, with the intention of learning their personal information so that they may commit fraud with it.


Swindling

The term 'swindler' refers to a person who takes advantage of others through deceit. Swindling is a crime committed by a person who defrauds another, causing the victim to suffer damage, by means of unfaithfulness or abuse of confidence. Swindling can be committed by a group of people or an individual involved in defrauding actions in order to get financial benefits or property by exploitation or fraud.