Reclaim scams try to convince you that you are entitled to a rebate or reimbursement from the government, a bank or trusted organisation.
How this scam works
The scammer approaches you with a false claim that you are entitled to a reimbursement or rebate, such as for overpaid taxes, bank fees or some sort of compensation. The contact may come by mail, telephone, email, text message or social media.
They will pretend to be from the government, a bank or trusted organisation, and will ask you to make a small initial payment to cover 'administration fees' or taxes, in order to claim the amount owed to you.
If you hand over your money, you will lose it and not receive any rebate.
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