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Payment Processing Scams

Payment Processing scams are money laundering, identity theft, financial theft, and property theft schemes:


Payment Processing

Donation Processing

Investment Processing

Bad Debt Collection Processing

Package / Merchandise / Envelope / Check or Money Order Reshipping

Re-wiring Western Union or MoneyGram payments

Check Writing

To see how they work:

Read about the scams: The Truth vs. The Scam: Money Laundering Scams


See a flowchart of the scams on our sister site, Payment Processing Schemes Flowchart


If you, a friend, or family member has been involved in one of these scams or soon might be, go to The Scam Victim's Solution Center:


What to do if you owe the bank, credit union, store, credit card company, etc. for counterfeit drafts or wired funds.






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