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 10/20/11

News9 new results for internet scams
Army CID Warns Against Romance Scams
Special agents from the US Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning the American public, as well as citizens from other nations, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams ...
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Email scammers attack on news that HMRC owes £400 each to millions of people
This is Money
By Dan Hyde Taxpayers across Britain are being targeted by email scammers hoping to cash in on HM Revenue & Customers blunders exposed today. Six million people are due around £400 each and con-artists have already drafted fake emails asking for ...
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This is Money
Scam Lottery Email Claims to be from Facebook
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau warns that a bogus email supposedly from Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook is popping up in email inboxes. The scam email claims that the recipient is the winner of $1 million in “our 2011 Sweepstakes (Facebook Inc). ...
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IRS advises people to review tax records
Times Record News
Avoid phishing scams: The IRS reminds taxpayers not to become a victim of email scams, referred to as phishing scams. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers through email. Recipients of questionable emails claiming to come from the IRS should ...
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Hacked: Greenwich resident is the victim of an email scam
Greenwich Citizen
Instead, he and those on his email contact list were the victims of a common scam. It's called phishing, and what happens is some unscrupulous criminal gains access to -- or hacks into -- someone's personal information and tries to use that information ...
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BBB Warns Of Lottery Scam Targeting Facebook Users
WLKY Louisville
The Better Business Bureau is warning Facebook users of a lottery scam email. The BBB said the scam email claims the recipient is the winner of $1 million in "our 2011 Sweepstakes (Facebook Inc.)," and claims to be from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ...
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Allen's on it: House-rent scam
"A lot of people believe what ever they see on the internet is real," Arlt said. He recalled a case, a year ago, in which a woman from New Ulm demanded to see the property and was assaulted by co-conspirators of the scammers when she met them at the ...
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Crimestoppers:Avoid scammers
Minuteman News Center
Most of these scammers operate out of the country and spend lots of time at internet cafes sending emails and making phone calls in hopes of fooling folks in our community. One that rears its ugly head often is the grandparent scam. ...
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Criminal justice education offered in new Middlsex County community program
This unit has made hundreds of presentations at schools, community centers and senior centers on such topics as gangs, bullying, Internet safety, and scams. As part of this ongoing effort, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office is now preparing a ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
SCAM ALERT! - 1&1 Internet
Discussion about SCAM ALERT! - 1&1 Internet. Speak your mind about Internet Scams and be heard here at

News1 new result for text scams
Scam warning
East Texas Review
... perform home visits or use text messages to contact claimants. ... Victims of so-called “fee-for-filing” scams could later discover unemployment claims ...

Web1 new result for text scams
possible homeschooling text translation scam (Scams)
Discussion among translators, entitled: possible homeschooling text translation scam. Forum name: Scams.

News1 new result for "internet predators"
"Want To Go Private?"
New book for teens makes me realize that even the "good kids" can be sucked in by Internet predators. By Shari Maurer As a writer of young adult novels, ...

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