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

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Internet Scams: News for 7/20/11

News8 new results for internet scams
11 nabbed over Internet love scams
Eleven Africans were held over a series of Internet love scams in a joint operation between the Malaysian and Taiwan police. Major Chinese dailies reported that the police were acting on a report lodged recently by a Taiwanese divorcee, surnamed Li, ...
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PA Banking Department Warns Consumers of Suspected Online Scam
PR Newswire (press release)
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Banking is alerting the public about an advance fee loan scam being carried out on the Internet under the name Ridley Creek Financing Group. ...
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Russian mafia scams Crimora man, according to sheriff's office
Staunton News Leader
CRIMORA — The Russian mob's tentacles reached all the way into Crimora two weeks ago, but Florida authorities have cracked a small ring of con artists that operated out of hotel rooms bilking prospective car buyers on the Internet. ...
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BSPD: Beware telemarketing scams hitting elderly
Blue Springs Examiner
However, that also means that two thirds of telemarketing fraud victims are under age 60, so no one is immune! Fraud can take many forms, including in-person offers to “repair” homes when repairs are not needed, Internet offers that are “guaranteed ...
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Hot Apartment Rental Market Breeds Scams
NBC New York
“I guess I can see how this is possible on the Internet. It's pretty creepy,” he said. It is not clear how many apartment shoppers have lost deposits to phantom landlords. Personnel working the front desk of a condo building on West 42nd Street told ...
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Summer scams just as cold as in other seasons
The Tand
Never give out any personal or bank account information over the Internet, unless you trust the company you are making a purchase from. Look for secured Internet pages or use services like PayPal. * If your bank or credit card company needs you to ...
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Travel Scam Watch: Travel Clubs exposed
Most scams have time-sensitive ordering requirements." 4. You got mail- While Internet-based scams are plentiful, many rely on USPostal Service mail for the "hook" that gets prospective buyers interested. An official-looking certificate with a familiar ...
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Naked Adobe a hacker honeypot
ZDNet Australia
The report also saw social network scams reach an all-time high, with scammers taking advantage of cross-site script vulnerabilities, or writing vulnerabilities. Pearce also said that social networking sites were a goldmine for identity thieves. ...
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