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: mbhutten@yahoo.com. 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: 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.

7.10.11

Scams News for 10/7/11

News9 new results for internet scams
 
Virus scam dupes Vancouverites out of hard-earned cash
Vancouver Sun
To avoid being a victim of this scam, people should realize that no legitimate lottery would ask for money to receive winnings, and that individuals cannot win Most of the top scams involve the Internet in some way. "Criminals are just adjusting to new ...
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Area residents warned of 'Wells Fargo' scam
Spencer Daily Reporter
By Gabe Licht, Daily Reporter Staff Law enforcement officials throughout the country have been warning their residents about a phone and Internet scam disguising itself as a message from Wells Fargo. The messages say the individual's credit card will ...
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Million-dollar typos cause worldwide losses
Deseret News
Internet users wary of scams are reluctant to make purchases on websites riddled with errors. “(Duncombe) measured the revenue per visitor to the tightsplease.co.uk website and found that the revenue was twice as high after an error was corrected,” ...
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Deseret News
Scam shared on Facebook exploits the death of Steve Jobs
DigitalJournal.com
Cluely also warns that Internet users are likely to see more scams as some try to exploit the death of Steve Jobs. Other Internet security firms are highlighting the same issue and Sophos state they have asked the Bit.ly short URL service to close the ...
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DigitalJournal.com
Users Whose Accounts Get Hacked Find Out From Their Friends
Dark Reading
One in eight hijacked accounts were used for a phony distress email scam that asks friends to wire funds to a foreign country, and more than half of the accounts were used to send spam. Among the 34 percent of users who knew how their accounts were hit ...
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Card and online banking fraud losses fall, but cheque and phone banking fraud ...
Info4Security
There is no one single reason for the drop in card fraud. Rather, it's the result of a number of initiatives. The increasing use of sophisticated fraud screening detection tools by retailers and banks is helping to tackle phone, Internet and mail order ...
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RIP Steve Jobs scam exploits Apple fans' misery
First Post
WITHIN hours of the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, internet scammers were trying to make money out of the news, by luring Facebook users into filling out surveys with the false promise of a free iPad "in memory of Steve". ...
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First Post
Netizen Report: Big Brother Edition
Global Voices Online
... is to “to keep providing data to anchor policy conversations about Internet access and censorship with real facts.” Crime Alert: Scammers are already taking advantage of Jobs' death, spreading scams by e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. ...
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Global Voices Online
The New 3G Scam: Har Friend Zaroori Hota Hai
People's Democracy
A set of services can be offered using wireless spectrum: through radio waves, it is possible to offer mobile voice services or Internet services. The G in 2G or 3G refer to the kind of technology used: 2G is Second Generation technology, ...
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Web2 new results for internet scams
 
Stop Art Scams: Scam Email: Ricky Tetteh
Scammers use the Internet to find new victims. I fight back using the Internet to educate and help artists NOT become victims. ...
stopartscams.blogspot.com/2011/.../scam-email-ricky-tetteh.ht...
How to Report an Internet Scam
Internet scams differ from other crimes in many ways, most notably being the way of reporting the crime. If you have been scammed online, you can't just dial 911 ...
www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-report-an-internet-scam.html

News3 new results for text scams
MTN Ghana alerts customers about scams
Myjoyonline.com
Ghana's leading mobile telecom company, is warning its valued subscribers against a promotional scam that it says is currently going on in the country. A statement by MTN says the scam involves the circulation of text messages indicating that a ...
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Steve Jobs' Death Quickly Exploited by Facebook Scammers
eWeek
The survey usually asks for personal details, and in some cases, the scammers take the cell phone numbers and sign victims up for premium-rate text messages for various "services." The people behind these survey sites earn affiliate revenues from ...
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Facebook Scammers Exploit Steve Jobs' Death, According to PandaLabs
MarketWatch (press release)
Just a few hours after Steve Jobs' death, scammers had created a Facebook page called "RIP Steve Jobs" which contained a malicious URL and a text claiming that 50 free iPads were being given away 'in memory of Steve Jobs.' The page gained five new fans ...
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Web2 new results for text scams
INTERNET SCAMS EXPOSED: Scams News for 10/5/11
SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud These emails and text messages are real examples of current scams. Learn to identify them. ...
www.internetscamswatch.com/.../scams-news-for-10511.html
Smishing: How Banks Can Fight Back
Smishing: How Banks Can Fight Back. Police Warn of Text-Based Scams Targeting Banking Customers. By Tracy Kitten, October 5, 2011. Credit Eligible ...
ffiec.bankinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=4124

News1 new result for SMS scams
Facebook Scammers Exploit Steve Jobs' Death, According to PandaLabs
PR Newswire
These scams work by tricking users into visiting websites where they are told ... will never get the prize, but rather a series of costly spam SMS messages. ...

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