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 10/11/11

News6 new results for internet scams
Police investing Internet scam in Clay County
As police investigated further they found out it was part of a bigger scam. "This person in Clay County thought they were doing a good deed for a military personnel," said Trosper. Scam victims agree to help the soldier from the website, and also agree ...
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Scammers exploit Steve Jobs' death
Hindu Business Line
'Beneath the enticing offer is a space to enter your email address; while you won't win a new laptop, the chances of you winning a whole new batch of spam e-mails are high,' cautions Mr Bestuzhev. Another part of the scam this researcher found was the ...
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Pensioner hit by scam theft
Ripon Today
A RIPON woman is warning computer users to be on their guard after she paid hundreds of pounds in a sophisticated phone and internet scam. Seventy-four-year-old Audrey Blackburn was targeted by criminals who persuaded her to pay for expensive repair ...
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Ripon Today
Britt Kennerly: Scammers find fertile ground among the lonely
Florida Today
The proliferation of Internet users of all ages and Web-based ways to communicate simply means more schemers, spammers and scammers using time-tested tricks to part you from your money. Education about cybercrime and hoax-busting websites has been on ...
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How do survey scammers 'clipjack' Facebook users?
... percent of global Internet users; Facebook became the largest social network worldwide. The social network's popularity and its fast growth make it a prime target for cybercriminals. Here, we examine the anatomy of the Clipjacking and Survey Scam. ...
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Don't fall for it
The Union of Grass Valley
Falling prey to scams is an all-too-common story for Nevada County seniors. And it's one whose frequency Grass Valley Police Det. Zack LaFerriere is hoping to diminish drastically. “Each week, we see victims of phone or Internet scams,” LaFerriere said ...
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Web2 new results for internet scams
Be smart to Internet scams -
What do pets, romance and secret shoppers have in common?
Internet Scams | welcome to
The Internet Is Full Of Scams – Here Is How To Avoid Them. October 4, 2011 Posted by. You will notice that many men and women are out to scam people who ...

News3 new results for text scams
Cell phone users getting bogus text messages from cyber-thieves acting as banks
They just use a random dialer to send out the automated calls and text alerts by the millions. They hope people who do have an account will take the bait. These “phishing” and “smishing” scams are not limited to Wells Fargo. ...
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Watch out for texting scams
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Smishing differs from “phishing” scams, which trick consumers into turning over sensitive information by phone and email. The text scam is a new variation. The Attorney General's Office recommends that consumers never respond to any message requesting ...
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Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Is that really a text message from your bank?
To help federal investigators track these scams and identify potential links that might help locate the source, forward the email, text screen shot or voice mail and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and/or the FBI. ...
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Web1 new result for text scams
Text Message Scam | BBB Consumer News and Opinion Blog
Don't Get Phished OR Smished. Posted on October 10, 2011 | No Comments. What are the chances that your bank or credit card company would text or call you ...

Web1 new result for SMS scams
Jakarta Journo: SMS Scams and Facebook Show Digital Age ...
Earlier this year, I received a rather disturbing text message. It claimed to be a message from my father. He told me to transfer cellphone credit to his number.

Web1 new result for "internet predators"
STOP child/teen abductions and internet predators | Facebook
STOP child/teen abductions and internet predators - Description: This is a page to raise awareness of how safe you need to be when you are out alone (or even ...

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