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 11/7/11

News10 new results for internet scams
Look out for scam artists
Monroe News Star
In Lake Charles, scam artists have been targeting area residents by impersonating their grandchildren and seeking transfers of thousands of dollars. The scammers appear to be using Google Voice, an Internet-based telephone service, to call potential ...
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Scammers bank on URL typos, steal secrets, sales
San Francisco Chronicle
A 2010 study conducted by FairWinds Partners, a Washington, DC, Internet consulting firm, estimates that typo squatting costs the 250 most-trafficked websites $285 million annually in lost sales and other expenses. "Typo squatting is rampant," says ...
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Better Business Bureau warns of investment scams
St. Louis (KSDK) -- The Better Business Bureau is warning people to be on alert for internetbusiness scams. Complaints have been coming in to the BBB about online businesses and telemarketers asking for people to invest in them, in exchange for future ...
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Managed Internet Security Leader Secure Designs Announces New Hires and Promotions
MarketWatch (press release)
Growing Need for Internet Security Small and mid-sized businesses are caught between two major security pressures. They are the most vulnerable targets for Internet security scams and breaches, and are also most burdened by the challenges of regulatory ...
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Smartphone users increasingly at risk from scams
Fresh Business Thinking
“More and more people are using their smartphone to transmit personal and financial information over the internet, whether it's for online banking, shopping or social networking,” said Francis Maude, Minister for Cyber Security. ...
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Latest Breaking News
If you are an online entrepreneur, you certainly know about the dangers of credit and debit card scams that might cause substantial losses for your business. If you are worried about how to escapeinternet frauds, you have come to the right place since ...
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China's Internet Firms Vow to Tighten Regulation of Web
During last week's meeting, China's top IT firms also agreed to crackdown on Internet rumors, online pornography and scams. The head of China's IT authority, the State Internet Information Office, said the companies must also take the lead in enhancing ...
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KnowBe4 Alerts Businesses to Latest Cybercrime Trends: Spear-Phishing Lawsuit ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, is warning clients and the public of two new scams that have making the rounds - spear-phishing lawsuit threats and "whaling." "One of cybercriminals' favorite tricks is to create emails ...
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Be smart when applying for work
Independent Online
By Lifestyle Reporter “Job scams have been around as long as jobs themselves, but the advent of the internet has made it easier and less risky for criminals to practise employment fraud, therefore job seekers need to be aware of what to look out for,” ...
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Independent Online
E-Book Scams Grow along with E-Book Sales
Better Business Bureau
Even then, it's advisable to visit their websites via your Internet browser rather than using the link. • If you believe you've been scammed, seek a refund. You should also register your complaint with the seller's customer service department. ...
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Web2 new results for internet scams
Forum Post: Anti-Internet Voting Scams |
Here's a quick tip on how to spot anti-Internet voting scams. They always involve telling a series of scary stories to make people feel doubtful and nervous about ...
Internet Poker Scam
Discussion about Internet Poker Scam. Speak your mind about Internet Scams and be heard here at

News2 new results for SMS scams
Warning over costly smartphone malware messages
PC Pro
Get Safe Online said victims were normally unaware that anything was wrong until they saw their phone bill because SMS message scams were stealthier than ...
Beware Of Rogue Apps, Warns Safety Campaign
eWEEK Europe UK
Criminals can then make calls, send and intercept SMS and voicemail messages ... This is because, unlike previous premium-rate call scams, these do not 'tie ...

News1 new result for "internet predators"
Where do I go for help? Using the resources of the Internet to get ...
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
The most obvious example is the almost total integration of the Internet into ... cyber-bullying, and the possibility of exposure to Internet predators to ...

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