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 10/12/11

News8 new results for internet scams
Susan Tompor: Death scam returns to Internet
Detroit Free Press
The ugly celebrity death scam is again hitting the Internet, this time involving former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Scammers already created a too-good-to-be-true iPad deal to play off Jobs' death last week and tempt Facebook users. ...
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Scams and fraud flourish on the internet
KTVQ Billings News
BILLINGS - From Yellow Page scams to bogus payday loans, those who track the latest frauds making the rounds on the internet are keeping busy trying to alert consumers about those out to rip you off. Jan Quintrall, President and CEO with the Better ...
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Western Union Educates Consumers On Internet Scam
P.M. News
In its efforts to help protect consumers from becoming victims of fraud, Western Union, a leader in global payment services, is offering the latest information and tips on common Internet scams. A statement posted on the website of the pay services ...
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Better Business Bureau warns fans to be on the lookout for ticket scams
“The Internet has become the arena of choice for sports fans looking to buy or sell tickets,” said Patrick Bennett BBB Director of Community Relations. “Unfortunately, it also has become a breeding ground for scammers looking to take advantage of ...
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KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News SourceJob Scam Warning: Fresno ...
KMPH Fox 26
Entertainment News from AP By Lemor Abrams A warning for anyone using the Internet to find work: Craigslist scammers are at it again. Teresa Woods answered a Fresno Craigslist ad for an office assistant. Hours later, she opened an email telling her she ...
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Tonawanda News
“If it looks too good to be true, it almost without fail is,” said Carosella, noting a website by that name,, which helps educate the public on how to avoid Internet scams. People can also report scams and frauds on the ...
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Seniors warned of scams
Corning Observer
Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen is warning residents of several scams in the area, including one that targets seniors. Cabral said the con artists use the Internet to get the names of children, then target their grandparents. ...
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Chard pensioner speaks out over phone scam
Chard & Ilminster News
At first she did nothing, but after several calls she relented and started to pay them through the perfectly legitimate Ukash system in which she bought a voucher with a unique code which could then be used to buy items on the internet. ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
Police warn of scams that take money, break hearts - Internet Love ...
Police warn of scams that take money, break hearts News.

News2 new results for text scams
Don't Fall For 'Smishing' Scams
Consumer Affairs
“Smishing” is a similar scam launched over SMS (Short Message Service) messages – better known as text messages. Scammers have long phished by phone and email. The text scam is a somewhat new variation. Security experts recommend that consumers never ...
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Consumer Affairs
To stop scams, stay alert for warning signs
Northwest Herald
Fraud complaints dealt with a variety of situations including, but not limited to, credit cards, utility companies, mortgage rescue services and home repair. Even without hearing his voice, depending solely on the TTY text messages, Reiland felt the ...
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News3 new results for SMS scams
Safaricom to cut off jails from network
Daily Nation
... off the Safaricom mobile phone network in a bid to curb M-Pesa and SMS fraud. ... (READ: Prison search reveals phone scams still rife) He said Safaricom ...
Kenya: Safaricom to Cut Off Jails From Network in War On M-Pesa Fraud
Major prisons in Kenya will be cut off the Safaricom mobile phone network in a bid to curb M-Pesa and SMS fraud. The Prisons Service and Safaricom have ...
Cybercriminals Use Facebook, Bitcoin to Steal Digital Currency
ABC News
The thefts can be done through text messages or premium SMS services. ... Facebook Clickjacking Scams Noticed by AVG in 2011: Android devices, ...

ABC News

Web1 new result for "internet predators"
internet predators | Player Garden in World of Warcraft Gold and ...
Both the telecommunication industry competitors the other mobile Internet predators, 3G is the best carrier telecom operators expand competition in the mobile ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I chanced purely across your website whilst endeavouring to ascertain if a purported communication from a third party was but a smoke-screen or what?

The same website advises me to write you a detailed description of a recent scam outfit which was based in Canary Wharf in London, England.
I find I am actually repeating myself many times in writing about this unfortunate incident.
What would ultimately give me enormous pleasure would for the various individuals involved to be brought to justice and their shennanigans shut down
forever whilst they drum their collective heels in a prison not of their choosing!

Had I been more prudent, none of what I am about to describe would ever have taken place. It is of course, a very classic scenario, for which many people
must have fallen foul.
The very first step is to receive an e-mail offering (surprise) what appears to be a hefty sum of money and how to smuggle this same sum of money out of Aberdjan
without anyone knowing what the trunk contained. A network of well oiled wheels starts revolving afterwards, and to cut a long story short, I am summoned through
the means of a spokesperson who is apparently a Diplomat to contact two people at an address in the Canary Wharf area of London Dockland, with a view (literally)
of inspecting a large metal trunk full of US dollar bills, which have been stained with a chemical so that to convert them back to 'ordinary bills' a special chemical has
to be purchased to clean them up. Being a total mug, I immediately fall for this scheme, after all, I can see the money or what I think looks like real money staring back at me from the other side of the room. The deception continues. I part with money that I should never have parted with, the two men agree that if things go wrong, they will refund me.
The same two men are also trying to decide if they can now screw vast sums of money out of me to have the whole batch of US dollar bills cleaned up.
When I tell them that the chemical used to perform this simple operation is nothing other than Vitamin C, they get very funny with me and are clearly rattled.

I have one good point: I never forget a face. I am totally useless at names.If you show me a particular face, I can identify that face. If that helps?
I have bogus names and identities but the faces cannot be disguised ( except through plastic surgery)
I refused to part with any demanded sum as they suggested, so we broke off negotiations and the rest of the deal.
If it is possible to run these guys to earth, then something positive will have been achieved.
I look forward to your reply.
best of luck with your other investigations.