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 9/23/11

News8 new results for internet scams
Online Ad Scams, Part 2: Fighting Back
You should also report the fraud to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC). "The IFCC reported in 2009 that over $560 million had been lost to Internet scams and frauds," said Guillaume Lovet, senior manager of Fortinet's EMEA Threat Response Team. ...
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FTC shuts down $450m internet retail scam
by Shaun Nichols The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has seized the assets of a man accused of running a series of online scams worth an estimated $450m (£292m). The FTC believes that Jesse Willms was behind 10 companies that took advantage of hidden ...
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New Scams Cost New and Used Car Buyers Serious Money
In a report earlier this week, Kelley warns consumers that some unscrupulous businesses are scamming customers by offering fake programs using the Kelley Blue Book company name and promoting their faults deals on the Internet. The scams that Kelly is ...
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Vacationers Are at Risk of Rental Fraud: Vantage Resort Realty Suggests These ...
MarketWatch (press release)
However, like all online shoppers, those searching for rental properties are at risk of becoming the victims of Internet scams. Due to the anonymity of online communication, many vacationers are being fooled into paying for a rental property that ...
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Elmira police warn of phone scams
Elmira Star-Gazette
People should be cautious when a person claiming to be a relative uses the phone or the Internet to ask for money, Elmira Police Chief Michael Robertson said Thursday. Local law enforcement agencies have received reports of fraud in which victims sent ...
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ID theft scams spreading to smartphones
USA Today (blog)
... number on the back of their credit card or statement or go into a local bank's branch office. TransUnion makes available this list of tips to detect scams spreading through all Internet-connected devices, including PCs, touch tablets and smartphones.
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USA Today (blog)
Police: Online, Telecom Fraud Cases Rising
CITY police said yesterday that they stopped 714 telecom/Internet scam cases so far this year, with nearly 36 million yuan (US$5.8 million) in economic losses averted. Such schemes are on the rise, police said. Police warned that the suspects usually ...
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Police warn downturn has prompted string of scams
Bermuda Sun
“The Internet has in so many ways made our lives easier, but unfortunately it has also created previously unimaginable opportunities for the fraudster.” DS Ridley warned that new scams were coming online every day and urged people to be careful. ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
Internet Scammers Use Skype to Sell Fake Antivirus & Steal Data ...
Internet scammers use Skype to sell fake antivirus (scareware) to PC users and steal address books from iPhone and iPod Touch users.

News1 new result for text scams
Mother of Arroyo scams
Subscribe and get several chances to win tickets to the Black Eyed Peas concert in Manila as well as tickets to Stomp. Promo details. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun ...
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Web1 new result for text scams
2 way traffic Complaints, Reviews - Text message fraud
2 way traffic Complaints, Reviews: Text message fraud. Online Scams.

News1 new result for SMS scams
Look into NRIC scams
If you have filed your tax return in these two days, please SMS three days ... Then I realised it may be a scam. I checked with my office accountant the ...

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