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.


Victim Describes Email Scam [scammer: "Dr. Peter Ban"]

After accepting a check from BTA Oil Producers, via USPS Express for $6,455.39, my bank checked into it and found that the check was a fraud. There was no rst National Bank of Abiler at phone number 915-627-7000 in Abilene, TX. The bank manager said if they'd had cashed the check and I'd had deposited my 10% fee I would have been responsible for the whole check amount after thet couldn't get their money back from an account that doesn't exist. I checked the routing number and account number at bottom of the check. Account does not exist. Ficticious bank and phone number.

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