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 11/01/11

News6 new results for internet scams
Postal scam email from Parcel Delivery Service
Crimestoppers UK
Crimestoppers has recently received a number of enquiries regarding a chain email warning people about a postal scam that could leave you £315 out of pocket. This email is a hoax and the information contained in it is not true. ...
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Crimestoppers UK
National Mortgage Complaint Center Warns Homeowners About Mortgage Refinance ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
... and the group is urging homeowners to be on guard against flim flam mortgage refinance scams. The group is warning all homeowners, considering a refinance to not fall for a radio commercial, or Internet pop up advertisement offering 30 year fixed ...
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Police warn of phone scams in Sea Girt asking for money
Asbury Park Press
“With the increased popularity of social networking and genealogy research websites, more and more information is readily available on the Internet for con artists to exploit. The con artists employing these scams now have information available to them ...
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Seniors, beware: Scammers' schemes get more advanced (Globe Gazette editorial)
Mason City Globe Gazette
Patronize only secure websites when shopping on the Internet. Defrauding seniors is big business; just check out the FBI website to see all the different ways seniors can and have been ripped off. It's ...
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Candidate Profile: James Fozman (D)
One of the biggest criminal problems now is the influx of con artists who prey on our senior's by way of the internet, mailing scams and telephone scams. The senior citizens in Ocean County (inclusive of Brick Twp) have had millions of dollars stolen ...
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Canadian securities regulators announce launch of online investment fraud ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
"Our enforcement teams across the country have firsthand knowledge of how unscrupulous promoters are turning to the internet to market their fraudulent investment opportunities and the threat these online investment scams pose to Canadian investors," ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
Apple Store Account Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from Apple claims that the recipient must follow a link to verify his or ... Debunking email hoaxes and exposing Internet scams since 2003! ...

News3 new results for text scams
Thousands hit by phone scams
Irish Independent
Premium rate services (PRS) are those where customers pay higher than normal rates on their phones to enter competitions, vote on reality TV shows, receive sport or news updates by text or download ringtones or games. Premium rate services are the ...
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St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office warns of gift card scam sent by e-mail or ...
Kalamazoo Gazette -
JOSEPH COUNTY – Law enforcement officials at the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office are warning residents about a scam that directs recipients to a web site to collect a $1000 prize. Sent by text message or e-mail, the message instructs recipients to ...
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Kalamazoo Gazette -
Workforce Commission warns unemployment insurance recipients about scams
Lufkin Daily News
Because of reports of suspicious activities to TWC, commission officials said unemployment staff will never call to obtain personally identifiable information, perform home visits or use text messages to contact claimants. “If you receive phone calls ...
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News1 new result for "internet predators"
OCSO Arrests Dozens In Online Sex Sting
WESH Orlando
Deputies said they arrested dozens of accused Internet predators in a sex sting they call Operation Sex Sting. The Orange County Sheriff's Office has ...

Web1 new result for "internet predators"
Parents vs. Predators: Internet Safety - StarShine Workshop: Internet ...
In this frank and open discussion of the dark world of internet predators, safety expert Fire Chief Ken Prillaman takes you on a very personal journey of the ...

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