Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Email: mbhutten@gmail.com 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.

5.10.11

Scams News for 10/5/11

News10 new results for internet scams
 
Western Union Offers Internet Auction & Marketplace Safety Tips
MarketWatch (press release)
Consumers should be particularly careful when using money transfer services to make purchases through Internet auction, marketplace and classified ad sites, such as eBay and Craigslist. Two of the most common Internet scams to be aware of are: ...
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Web users warned of 'search engine poison'
Sydney Morning Herald
Computer security expert Paul Ducklin said internet users were becoming more savvy and less likely to fall for infamous email scams, but often made the mistake of blindly trusting search engines. Mr Ducklin, of computer security firm Sophos, ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Email scammers tout assets of deposed Arab leaders
Reuters
"Of course, most people ... wouldn't fall for a scam like this but there are vulnerable people out there who have lost large amounts of money because they have been duped by a scam email." An opposition supporter holds up a laptop showing images of ...
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Reuters
Email scammers becoming increasingly creative, using Arab leaders
Bikya Masr
“It allows the scammers to say something new – as opposed to the traditional scams which people might be familiar with,” he continued. Internet scams have been around since the advent of the Internet. In January of 2009, Internet crime statistics ...
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Bikya Masr
Philippines deports 67 Chinese over online fraud
eTaiwan News
AP The Philippines has deported 67 Chinese allegedly involved with an international syndicate that engaged in Internet and credit card fraud. Immigration investigation chief Arvin Santos said in a statement Wednesday that the suspects are accused of ...
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Crime Report: Washtenaw County Sheriff Warns of Internet Scam
Patch.com
By Daniel Lai Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an online Internet sales scam that has occurred in the past several months. Patch The Washtenaw County Sheriff is urging residents to use caution when shopping online. ...
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Sheriff asks senior citizens to be wary of scams
Rome News Tribune
They seem to come from everywhere — the Internet, phone calls, scammers walking up to unsuspecting citizens in the parking lot — and are costly to those who fall into a trap. Burkhalter had one common sense rule to deal with scams: “If it sounds too ...
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Be Careful Of Scams Out There
Shore News Today
You should also search the Internet for reviews of the school by current and former students. Then there are the Internet scams. Here is one received recently. Due to the congestion in all our users and removal of all unused accounts, ...
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Conmen send couriers to collect bank cards after nabbing your PIN: Surge in ...
This is Money
New Chip and PIN and internet technology has made it harder for criminals to steal someone's identity and go on a spending spree from the comfort of their own bedrooms. It's helped drive down online banking fraud 32 per cent and card fraud 9 per cent ...
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Online romance scams can hurt hearts and ravage wallets of victims
Winnipeg Free Press
Yet when they have them track their Internet protocol (IP) address from one of their emails, it turns out the sender is in Nigeria or Ghana. Rogers sees many common threads in the stories he's heard with respect to how scammers operate. ...
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Web3 new results for internet scams
 
Winsett: Avoid Internet scams on online job searches ...
As much as the Internet has made searching for jobs easier, it also provides an opportunity for identity thieves and scammers to take advantage of eager and ...
www.timesfreepress.com/.../avoid-internet-scams-on-online-jo...
Nanny Jobs » 7 Common Internet Nanny Scams
Many families are hiring a nanny or au pair to care for their children specifically in their own home. Some even like to hire a caregiver from a different.
www.nannyjobs.org/blog/7-common-internet-nanny-scams/
www.scamwarners.com • View topic - Mystery Shopper Scam ...
Mystery Shopper Scam. Sherri_Abreu@email.com. Post by A.B. on Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:14 am. Hi, We are accepting applications for qualified individuals to ...
www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t...

News3 new results for text scams
Wells Fargo Text Message Scam Hits Colorado
KMGH Denver
That's when she was told this scam has been circulating through Idaho, Washington and Oregon for about a month. In Oregon, it's being called the Wells Fargo Impostor Scam. There, people are contacted by text or by phone and told their bank account has ...
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Police arrest text message fraudsters
Jakarta Post
Jakarta Police have arrested a ring of six fraudsters who conducted scams using short text messages, causing one victim to lose Rp 126 million (US$14165). The suspects, who are currently inmates detained at Tanjung Gusta Penitentiary in Medan, ...
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Smishing: How Banks Can Fight Back
BankInfoSecurity.com
"The last four [digits] of the card number and the increase in the use of text alerts give the customer confidence and improve validity of the scam," Rogalski says. "Customers need to understand how and when the institution will contact them on an ...
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BankInfoSecurity.com

Web2 new results for text scams
Wells Fargo Text Message Scam Hits Colorado - Denver News Story ...
DENVER -- A text message banking scam has reached Colorado. Tuesday, October 4, 2011.
www.thedenverchannel.com/news/29385596/detail.html
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Web1 new result for "internet predators"
Internet Predators | The Daily Croton
Detective Tom Grimes will discuss social networking, internet predators, cyber bullying and identity theft at the 7 p.m. meeting. “We call it Internet awareness,” ...
www.thedailycroton.com/tags/internet-predators

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