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.

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Scams: News for 8/23/11

News8 new results for internet scams
FBI Warns About Online Car Scam Rising Figures
A public announcement from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center is trying make consumers aware regarding Internet scams that use names of well-known automotive sites to determine car buyers into purchasing a vehicle that doesn't exist. ...
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Scam Jam Aug. 31 at Rufty-Holmes center
Salisbury Post
... Better Business Bureau and Salisbury Police Department will cover topics including scams aimed specifically at seniors, investment and charity fraud, Ponzi schemes, Internet, telephone and mail fraud, Medicare and other insurance scams, ...
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TELL US: German car sales fraud targets Ferntree Gully
Leader News
POLICE are warning Knox residents to beware of internet car scams after a Ferntree Gully man almost lost $5200 to a bogus seller in Germany. Michael Biermann said he had been on the lookout for a 10-year-old Jeep Wrangler when he saw one for sale on ...
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Scams on the rise
Brisbane Times
A twist to have emerged recently is that the callers claim to be from Telstra or its internet arm, BigPond. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's SCAMwatch website ( is also warning about a ploy whereby the scammer will ...
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Brisbane Times
Beware of scams when job hunting
Macon Telegraph (blog)
As much as the Internet has made searching for jobs easier, it also provides an opportunity for ID thieves and scammers to take advantage of eager, unsuspecting job seekers. It's becoming more and more common for scammers to lure in potential ...
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Cargo thieves using increasingly sophisticated scams
Business Insurance
The fraudsters, tapping the latest technology, can take company information from the Internet to make it appear they are a legitimate trucking firm, he said. Sources say cargo thieves will even go so far as setting up a shell company with a website to ...
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Tips for Internet auction sites
The Rome Observer
There are many scams that sellers will use on a potential buyer as well. For instance, you may be looking for a big screen television or maybe a slightly used motorcycle. You search the Internet auction site and find just what you want and at a very ...
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Facebook Issues Security Tips Guide
Security Management
To prevent these types of scams, Facebook says users should always check the URL when they're using Facebook, and to keep current on Internet browser updates. It also says that Facebook will never redirect a user to a login screen once they're already ...
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Web2 new results for internet scams
The Internet Marketing Industry is Mostly a Scam!
Lets get this out of the way first: I know this post is a rant and very critical , but I think its accurate. The whole internet marketing industry.
INTERNET SCAMS EXPOSED: Internet Scams: News for 8/17/11
Crimes like on-line child pornography, cyber bullying and cyber stalking, Internet fraud and on-line scams that have been hardly checked and still ...

News3 new results for text scams
Mom's OK: Police Bust SMS Scam Ring
Jakarta Globe
Police in Jakarta have arrested 10 people believed to be running a text message scam to defraud unsuspecting cellphone users. Sr. Comr. Gatot Edy Pramono, the Jakarta Police chief of detectives, said on Monday that the suspects were arrested during an ...
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Mobile phone text message scam
Mid Sussex Times
To opt out text STOP.” Councillor Carl Maynard, Lead Member for Economy, Transport & Environment at the county council said: “These texts and adverts are usually scams to gain your security information and bank details. Replying to the text, ...
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Chambersburg man falls victim to scam; loses $3500
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Information on the nine most common scams in Pennsylvania is listed on the attorney general's website, a spokesperson for the office said. They include scams concerning medical identity theft, credit, checking, phone, identity theft, sales, mail, text ...
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Web1 new result for SMS scams
SMS Scam Nokia Year Promotion : Complaints, Scam, Problems & Reviews
SMS Scam Nokia Year Promotion. Aug 22. The following consumer reviews were posted in our free Submit a Complaint department. ...

News3 new results for "internet predators"
Internet Predators Arrested in Dauphin & Columbia Counties
Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office arrest two suspected internet predators in Dauphin and Columbia counties. They say the suspects send sexually explicit webcam videos to what they believed were 13 year old girls. ...
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Accused Internet predators arrested
Health News from AP By Jennifer Rizzi - email Two men accused of acting as Internet predators have been arrested by agents of the Attorney General's office. Authorities said Roger Bauer, 69, of Harrisburg, and Park Henry, 45, of Berwick, PA, ...
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Accused Dauphin County child sex predator arrested
CBS 21
Agents from the Attorney General's office have arrested two suspected Internet predators, in Dauphin and Columbia counties, both accused of sending sexually explicit webcam videos to what they believed were 13-year old girls. ...
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