Internet Scams Exposed

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

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Internet Scams: News for 11/28/11

News9 new results for internet scams
Holiday season attracts scammers to Modesto area
Modesto Bee
From the parking lots of shopping centers to Web sites on the Internet, every yearscammers and thieves employ the same methods because people continue to fall victim to them. There are many scams online that are common during the holidays, ...
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Modesto Bee
FBI providing tips on avoiding scams, being a smart shopper this Cyber Monday
ABC Action News
If you're not familiar with the sender's emails, contact the business to certify that theemail is genuine. If an online opportunity pressures you to act quickly, it may be ascam. Online criminals will create a sense of urgency so you can buy ...
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ABC Action News
Amid Cyber Monday Deals, Cyber Scams to Watch for
Fox News
To avoid online charity scams, do your research and make sure that you're giving to a legitimate foundation. There are several Internet resources like the Federal Trade Commission's website or the charities and donors section of the Better Business ...
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Fox News
Cyber Monday: Tips to avoid scams
By Evan Coughlin - email Cyber Monday is a great alternative to Black Friday, you can shop from home, avoid the cold and the crowds. With one in every three shoppers relying on the Internet to do their holiday shopping, it's a free market for scammers ...
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Cyber crimes are getting more attention
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
He said local statistics aren't available because Cyber fraud would be listed with all other types of theft or fraud. “Our officers hear about this on a daily basis,” Campbell said. “It's various types ofInternet lottery scams from several countries. ...
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Callcredit Warns Online Shoppers to Keep Their Personal Details Wrapped Up ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM, Nov 28, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- As the busiest time of the year for internet shopping gets into full swing, festive shoppers are warned to be on their guard against online fraud and bogus retail websites. ...
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Fraud reports rising as online shopping picks up
Washington Examiner
Over the past five years, reports of online fraud jumped 31 percent in the District, 73 percent in Maryland and 49 percent in Virginia, according to data from the InternetCrime Complaint Center, an arm of the FBI that tracks cybercrime. ...
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Washington Examiner
Attorney General Kelly cautions holiday shoppers; offers tips to avoid common ...
Attorney General Linda Kelly urges consumers to exercise caution during the holiday season to avoid common problems, scams and fraud. "The holidays can be a busy and exciting time, filled with many distractions, so it is important for consumers to ...
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Cyber Monday Tips
Internet security experts say all online shoppers need to be aware of these scams and viruses even if you're shopping on a smart-phone. One site to help you sort through the sales More than 800-retailers have come together to ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
This site has me paranoid!! - Internet Love Scams
I've been chatting with a nice guy on POF for a little bit, we've moved to chatting by email and I just googled his email address and all that came up was this site. ...

News2 new results for text scams
Beware Cyber Monday Shopping Scams
Be leery of emails or text messages you receive indicating a problem or question regarding your financial accounts. In this scam, you are directed to follow a link or call the number provided in the message to update your account or correct the problem ...
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Holiday shoppers should be wary of scams
Fayetteville Observer
Cooper's office advises giving to causes that you choose rather than being swayed by high-pressure telemarketers or text messages and emails that may be scams. Staff writer Catherine Pritchard can be reached at or 486-3517. ...
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Web1 new result for text scams
SCAM: Junk text claims you've won $1000 Best Buy gift card
SCAM: Junk text claims you've won $1000 Best Buy gift card. New Topic Thread Tools. Watch Thread; Display as - List; Display as - Reversed List; Display as - ...'ve-won-1000-best...

News2 new results for "internet predators"
Advocates want more done to protect, save children from sexual abuse
Asheville Citizen-Times
Coincidentally, Not One More Child kicked off its campaign to crack down on Internet predatorsthis month. Weeks has been involved in the planning of the ...
Pandora Corp. To Parents: Monitor and Protect Those New PCs
PR Web
PC Pandora keeps kids safe from Internet predators and cyberbullying… PC Pandora is on sale for healf price until January 1. .

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