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Bag Of Money Scam



Scenarios

  • A person approaches you and claims that they just found a bag of money. They show you the inside of the bag (there might be a twenty dollar bill bundled with a bunch of newspaper)
  • They say they will split it with you but they have to make a phone call or something - OR - they say they are going to get the police and they need you to hold onto the bag.
  • They ask for "trust money" from you, so you won't "cheat" them (as much money as you say you have on you at the time).
  • They leave with your money and you get nothing.


  • How to avoid this