Internet Scams Exposed

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

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Internet Scams: News for 7/8/11

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Law enforcement warns of Internet phishing scam
Standard Speaker
Several area residents have been victimized recently by an Internet scam, according to Butler Township police. People targeted by the "Yahoo Email Verification Scam," many of whom are Yahoo email users, receive an email instructing them to verify their ...
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Government warns against “flat belly” ad scams
Boston Globe
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff There's no way you haven't seen it: that shrinking waist ad that's all over the Internet promising “1 Tip for a Tiny Belly.” The ad has made its way onto so many websites -- including US News and World Report, ...
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California Announces New Loan Modification Fraud Warning
News Junky Journal (press release)
To that end, California issued a new warning to consumers this year highlighting the most common type of home loan modification fraud. Predatory companies target struggling homeowners through foreclosure notices, Internet banners or flyer ...
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Senior scammed by 'Grandson'
Arm yourself with information on scams and frauds that target seniors. Use the Internet to search for "Senior frauds/scams" to find a host of information, or read the seniors columns and sections online or in the local paper. S-Safe. ...
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Desert: Scam targets vacation rentals
Michael Maloney, 49, and Matthew Wehling, 45, both of Palm Springs, are accused of pocketing rents and security deposits for properties they offered on the Internet and in one case broke into a home and offered it up to renters, Palm Springs police ...
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GFI Software Reports Continued Malware Infections
As scammers have become savvier and bolder in their attacks, Phishing scams have become increasingly common on social networking sites. To entice Internet users into divulging their personal information, scammers have used surveys, competitions and the ...
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Stay safe online: 5 secrets every PC (and Mac) owner should know
ZDNet (blog)
In this post, I share the five steps I teach to friends, family members, and clients who want to avoid malware, scareware, phishing sites, and other online scams. Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience ...
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Attorney General warns of scam debt collection calls
Huntersville Herald
Investigators are trying to determine how the scammers get consumers' personal information, but several consumers say the calls began after they applied for loans or credit cards online. Some getting get the calls owe money on Internet payday loans, ...
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