Imposter scams are when fraudsters pose as someone you trust in order to trick you into paying them money. The scammer may pretend to be someone you know personally or claim to be working for a law enforcement agency, well-known business, government agency, or charitable organization. These scams often involve intimidation or scare tactics designed to induce victims to hand over their money before they have had a chance to think things through. There are a variety of these scams. Some of the most common ones are listed on the following pages: