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

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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 9/22/11

News10 new results for internet scams
Internet danger: Scammers use social network sites to find victims
Chesterton Tribune
“The person behind the profile may be deliberately mimicking your likes and interests to lure you into a scam.” “This is nothing we haven't seen before,” Naylor added. “Scammers are just upgrading their pitches to keep up with the times. ...
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Susan Tompor: Used car scams get popular
Detroit Free Press
From 2008-10, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has received nearly 14000 complaints from consumers who have been victimized, or at least targeted, by these online used car scams. The FBI reported that victims lost nearly $44.5 million. ...
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DA warns public of possible email scams; Recent series of hacked emails target ...
The Humboldt County District Attorney's Office is warning the public of an email scam targeting the clients of local attorneys. In recent months, several local attorneys have reported that their email servers have been hacked, or accessed by unknown ...
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Action Line: Scammers use Craigslist rental listings to steal money
Tulsa World
Craigslist rentals coming in suspiciously low should be viewed as possible rip-offs. Landlords located elsewhere, preferring emails to landline telephone calls or US Postal Service-certified letters are probably Internet thieves. Scammers say they have ...
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Love scam fraudsters'' new victim
Darlington and Stockton Times
By Joe Willis » THE Metropolitan Police are examining a complaint by an alleged victim of a gang of fraudsters targeting men and women looking for love on the internet. The inquiry comes as another victim of the scammers – who use locations in the ...
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Cedar Rapids Police: Beware of Online Red Light Camera Scammers
Eastern Iowa News Now
CEDAR RAPIDS - Police say phony red light camera tickets have popped up in Northeast Iowa, and now local authorities want Linn County residents to be aware of the scam. These internet criminals are trying to make a quick buck by banking on public ...
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Scammers and hackers are now targeting children
Scammers and hackers are now targeting children over the internet with games that will entice them into downloading and installing malicious software that would in turn steal their parents' data. Some hackers are going as far as creating series of ...
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Warning: Scam uses credit agency's name
It is critical for consumers to remember, never disclose personal information over the phone or Internet unless it is to a trusted source and/or they initiated the call or transaction. Consumers should be sure to always safeguard their identity. ...
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Cyber scammers target computers with virus claim
Hastings Observer
The scam is believed to originate from call centres in India. It starts with a call from someone who says they are from Microsoft. The caller says they have had reports from the user's internet service provider of a serious computer virus which, ...
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Microsoft drops partner accused of cold-call scam
The Guardian
... through posts on its own internet forums. I reported the issue in March 2011 to their security guru Monika Josi, and I think she has done nothing about it." He declined to give his name, because, he said: "These scammers don't have any scruples. ...
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The Guardian

Web2 new results for internet scams
Common Online Scams | OnGuard Online
Scammers use email, online ads, pop ups, and search results to trick you into sending them money and personal information. One way to outsmart them? ...
Candide33: Hahahhahaha You know all this talk of internet scams and
“Hahahhahaha You know all this talk of internet scams and we all recognize them as being urban legends.... it is hard to believe that some people still fall for it ..... ...

News2 new results for "internet predators"
Combatting cyber bullying and technology's downside
Washington Post
Stacie Rumenap, executive director of the Washington-based Stop Internet Predators suggests that parents follow a few basic guidelines to stay on top of the ...
Madison Man's Likeness Stolen Online
WISC Madison
"The fact that's legal to do, that leaves a huge loophole wide open for all kinds of predators in this day in age. There's a lot of internet predators out ...

Web2 new results for "internet predators"
Teens warned about Internet predators - Ellwood City Ledger: Local ...
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Lincoln High School in Ellwood City recently got some cold, hard facts about Internet predators and how to protect ...
ChemLab: 9 out of 10 Internet Predators and Soon-to-be Divorcees ...
ChemLab: 9 out of 10 Internet Predators and Soon-to-be Divorcees agree: ... “9 out of 10 Internet Predators and Soon-to-be Divorcees agree: The new Facebook ...

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