Typical scams were as follows:
● Products offered through the Internet Some frauds used fake websites to offer attractive products at prices that were unusually low. Once ordered and paid for, the goods were not delivered. Any subsequent complaint was in vain and the frauds disappeared.
● Advance payment scams Some frauds sent out multiple offers for large contracts to Finnish and other foreign companies. Following short negotiations, these scams were generally used to entice Finnish companies to give advance payments to ‘secure the deal’. Very often the company ended up with a worthless contract and the frauds disappeared.
● An offer ‘too good to be true’ might turn out to be scams.
● Increase your vigilance when making deals via email and websites only.