Internet Scams Exposed

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

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Internet Scams: News for 7/28/11

News7 new results for internet scams
CHARLEYWORLD: Publishers Clearing House Scam Artist Is Only A Phone Call Away
Hawaii Reporter
BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - With all the Internet scams floating around, it's good to know that some enterprising criminals have not caved in to new technology and prefer to try to fleece people the old fashioned way, by telephone. ...
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Top 10 consumer complaints
6: Internet sales: Consumers complained that Internet retailers didn't deliver products that they ordered or misrepresented the items consumers purchased. One of many Internet sales scams consumers reported was a San Francisco company selling ...
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Car sale scams on the increase in Finland
YLE News
Car scams on the internet have become more common in Finland. According to the regional newspaper Pohjalainen, the Consumer Agency annually receives hundreds of reports of scams occurring online on car resale forums. For example, some offer to sell ...
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YLE News
How the Justice Department Helped Birth a Multibillion Dollar Phone Scam
They have showed up on Internet data accounts, fire alarm lines, security systems and even 911 phone lines, and their victims range from small doughnut companies to the city of Los Angeles. In order to fly under the radar, most crammers keep their ...
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BBB: Beware rental scam on Craigslist
Chesterton Tribune
“This is one of several scams where cons are taking photos of homes, individuals, automobiles, etc. from sites such as Facebook and other Internet sites, then using them for their fraudulent activities such as this rental scam,” said Gail Zurek, ...
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Media Newswire (press release)
Vacation fraud is on the rise, and as consumers troll the internet looking for a good price on a dream vacation, scammers are trolling for victims to make a quick buck. Here are some common vacation scams, and what you can do to make sure you're not ...
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Better Business Bureau outlines the top 10 scams – infographic
The anatomy of how a scam works below is also of note for anyone using the internet, as scams typically work because they look legitimate. Bonus: web geeks should note the use of web culture references by a traditional company like BBB.
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