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 12/12/11

News1 new result for SMS scams
SMS Privato Spy: Another piece of bogus software for sale
Help Net Security
Every so often, a new piece of non-existent software gets advertised by scammers that are eager to part users with their hard earned cash. The latest one to be spotted is called SMS Privato Spy, which supposedly allows the buyer to spy on people's ...
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News6 new results for internet scams
Spartanburg officers warn public of holiday scams
Spartanburg Herald Journal
“If you have not initiated the contact, the wisest thing for you to do is to delete the email or hang up the phone,” Ivey said. “Almost all of these Internet and phone scams originate outside of the jurisdiction of the sheriff's office, ...
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The 12 scams of Christmas
Reading Eagle
Scammers can write down or scan the PIN numbers and use the card balances on the Internet. If you see evidence of tampering, tell a store employee. The best option is to buy gift cards that are kept behind the register and not on racks where anyone can ...
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Beware of loan scams
"We're not certain exactly how the information got into the scammers hands. It could be the Internetpayday lender sold the information or it could be the Internet payday lender was hacked," says Joe Ridout, consumer advocate. ...
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Beware the Online Holiday Scams
Rockland County Times
Millions more people could have been scammed So far, the feds have put some 350 illicit sites out of business since Operation In Our Sites went into effect. But the elephant in the room no one talks about is that 350 out of the gazillion Internet sites ...
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JB Hi-Fi caught in Facebook gift card scam, experts warn consumers to be wary ...
We posted a note on Facebook as soon as we saw it, and a lot of customers have been querying it via email." "It's an attractive offer, and once it starts, people find it through recommendations. You only need to get the ball rolling a little bit before ...
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Fraud alert: Police don't say 'season's thievings' for nothing
Globe and Mail
Use your home computer not one at a library or Internet cafe. Don't click on links even if you know who sent it. Instead, manually type in a retailer's website. Use a credit care with a low limit, a single use payment card or a reliable third-party ...
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Globe and Mail

Web3 new results for internet scams
Do not Fall Prey to Internet Phishing Scams | Dytech Group
Phishing scams remain one of the most lucrative crimes for online cyber criminals . News reports of sensitive data from large corporations like Sony being ...
Internet Scams - Media, PA Patch
Comprehensive and trusted local coverage of Media, PA and the townships of Upper Providence, Middletown and Edgmont, PA. Featuring news and events, ...
Internet Phishing Scams - Network Magic Corporation Blog
Phishing scams continue to be one of the most lucrative crimes for online cyber criminals.

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