I would like to enumerate some of the identified scams by SCAMwatch of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). You can access the details of these scams on their website.
1. Unexpected Money
Up-front payment and advance pay frauds
2. Unexpected Winnings
Unexpected prize and lottery scams
Travel prize scams
3. Fake Charities
These are created name of a group that pretend to operate for the victims of calamities, help individuals with illnesses and urgent needs but the money they collect will not go to an allege individual or a group they identified but but to their own pocket.
4. Dating and Romance
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact. They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction
Scammers typically create fake online profiles designed to lure you in. They may use a fictional name, or falsely take on the identities of real, trusted people such as military personnel, aid workers or professionals working abroad.
If you put your trust in them they will ask for help and it’s generally money.
5. Buying and Selling
Thanks for the SCAMwatch of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that provided these scam identities, systems, and tactics.
You can find all the kinds of scams here because it is categorized on how they operate that makes it as their identity.
Are All Information True? Revisit Reviews about scams.
When I entered the internet world and tried to look for online business there are many sites waiting to be browsed. I searched one after the other and there are a lot. Some of them have free offers. Once you clicked on those and provided your email account, after some time you open your emails and you are being followed up.
If you are not an internet savvy and a newbie you get confused about so many things. The best thing to do is to take the URL of the site and look for reviews about it. However, as I said, not all reviews are factual and true. Why? There are people who have not gone into deep research of what they are reviewing but they are just for reviews. There are also those who are disgruntled of a site for an unknown reason and they express their emotion through reviews. You as the reader can determine and feel if the reviewer is beyond an emotional challenge to be free from bias.
I would say, the above categories of scams can suffice for your basis and identifying such. Sites with no concrete products to offer to its clients are scams for they will just take you to a compromising condition.