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.


Scams News for 9/2/11

News7 new results for internet scams
ND Attorney Generals Office holds fraud seminar for seniors
Senior citizens are learning to protect themselves against fraud. An investigator with the Consumer Protection Division of the North Dakota Attorney Generals Office met with seniors. She talked about internet scams, online banking concerns, ...
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The Cypress Times
Rather than following a purported link to a website, verify the legitimacy of non-profit organizations by utilizing various Internet-based resources that may assist in confirming the group's existence and its non-profit status. ...
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Guilty Plea In Child Sex Abuse Case
The Dispatch
The OCPD is reminding citizens to be cautious while using the Internet to search for vacation rentals. While popular websites can be a valuable tool in finding reasonable vacation rentals, consumers need to beware of scammers who are posing as property ...
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BBB: Warns against tax relief scams
Jackson Sun
We've all seen ads on TV, radio and the Internet from companies that claim they can help people settle their federal and state tax obligations for a fraction of the amount owed. Unfortunately, most taxpayers don't qualify for the programs these ...
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Voting should go digital
Daily Herald
Some will say Internet voting would be prone to fraud. It isn't. It's got very high security that could be enhanced by the State of Utah if it designed good identification and ballot-casting and canvassing procedures. Wrongdoers can target any ...
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US warns of 9/11, Hurricane Irene cyber scams
The Associated Press
Internet users, he said, should be vigilant when opening emails that claim to be about major news events and are from unknown addresses. People who believe they may have been a victim of a phishing attack can report it by sending an email to the DHS' ...
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Invest in the Iraqi dinar and watch your dollars disappear
Pacific Business News
In the age of the Internet, I'm shocked how many scams still succeed in luring victims and their cash. I've received three calls in a week from reasonably smart people asking for my take on investing in the Iraqi dinar. The Iraqi dinar? ...
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Blogs1 new result for internet scams
Internet scammers want to give out Gaddafi's gold — RT
While rebels may have looted one of Muammar Gaddafi's compounds last week, those looking for a chance at obtaining some of the colonel's riches don't necessarily have to go all the way to Libya. Just check your inbox and cross your ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
beware of Richard Fairclut - Page 2 - Internet Love Scams
Line,like you said sending no one any money is your best bet for not being scammed.Although in my case,it was the emotional termoil I went through that hurt ...

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News1 new result for text scams
New AT&T app sends autoreply text while you're driving
Chicago Daily Herald
Surfing: The Better Business of Chicago is warning consumers about scams involving vehicles sold online. Scammers attempt to sell vehicles they don't own, and use the ruse that they're moving quickly or going into military deployment. ...
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