Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

These emails and text messages are real examples of current scams. Learn to identify them. Please forward any scams you receive to Mark Hutten: They will be posted on this site without your email address.

What To Do If You Have Been Scammed

Have you lost money due to a scam?

Email: with a description of how the scam worked (i.e., what happened exactly), and we will try to (a) locate the scam artist(s), (b) work with law enforcement to expedite prosecution, and (c) help you get some - or all - of your money back.


Internet Scams: News for 7/18/11

News7 new results for internet scams
Fresh Scam Targeting Facebook Users, Caution Specialists
SPAMfighter News
According to security researchers, one more Internet scam is targeting users of the popular social network, Facebook. published this on July 10, 2011. Reportedly, one fraudulent e-mail related to the scam promises a movie file ...
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Cross-strait agreement helps cut fraud crimes: president
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, July 18 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that the number of telecom and Internet scams in Taiwan have declined significantly over the past several months thanks to closer cross-Taiwan Strait cooperation on crime fighting. ...
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Focus Taiwan News Channel
Phishing on the rise, fraud specialists warn
Poughkeepsie Journal
Identity theft-related crimes, including phishing scams by email, were the third-most common complaint reported to the FBI's Internet Crimes Complaint Center ( in 2010, said Austin Berglas, coordinating supervisory special agent of the ...
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US Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams
IBTimes Hong Kong
US and Romanian police have arrested more than 100 people in a year-long effort to stop Internet fraud schemes that have cost Americans more than $100 million, the US Justice Department said on Friday. Subscribe to The Economic Monitor to get the day's ...
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Online Car Shoppers Warned About Escrow Scams
Consumer Affairs
Yes, the Internet has made car shopping a lot easier, but it has also opened both buyers and sellers to new scam hazards. The automotive site reports scammers are using a very practical device – the cash escrow service – to cheat buyers who ...
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BONQO Sweeps Into Lone Star State as Alternative to Craigslist
PR Web (press release)
Our staff do their utmost every single business day of the week to detect and eliminate possible scams before they are published. The state of Texas will soon be finding the answer to a safer and savvier online classifieds website in the form of ...
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Family fears Poole man Nigel Swain is victim of gangster dating scam
Bournemouth Echo
However, upon arrival at the hospital it became apparent Kristina – who he met through the internet and travelled to the Ukraine to visit over a five-year period until Christmas 2010 – was not a patient. Then the letter tells of how he woke up after ...
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