Internet Scams Exposed

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

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Scams News for 12/14/11

News9 new results for internet scams
The 12 Internet scams of Christmas
PC Authority
Criminals and scammers can target search engine results to capture unsuspecting victims. 11. On the eleventh day of Christmas, I clicked on a flashing banner on a website offering cheap personalised Christmas cards. Santa says: flashing banners and ...
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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Creation of eCrime Unit Targeting ...
Pine Tree
Examples and descriptions of the kinds of crimes that the unit will prosecute are: - Identity theft - TheInternet provides new ways for criminals to steal personal information and identities whether throughemail phishing scams or trolling the ...
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TPD warns of email scams
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) (blog)
An older, common scam email falsely indicates that the recipient has inherited money or won a lottery in another country. The scammer will request that money be sent to pay taxes on the money before it can be collected. If someone sends money once, ...
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Guarding against fraud over Xmas
Phishing pertains to emails, purportedly sent by your bank (but in fact sent by fraudsters) requesting you to click on links and attachments, the link or attachment will lead you to a spoofed website that resembles the banks Internet Banking logon page ...
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Beware of the 12 scams of Christmas
Any of those could be among "The 12 Scams of Christmas," annual lists put together by McAfee and other Internet security firms. One of the biggest this year: Counterfeit items like fake North Face jackets or fake Ugg boots. Kerry Dalton got burned by ...
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Facebook scammers use festive vouchers as lure
New Zealand Herald
"It's the internet and it's very hard ... if not impossible, to stop these events happening," he said. A small number of angry people had contacted JB Hi-Fi after being conned by the scam. "We're not the first company to have this happen to and I'm ...
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BBB outlines e-book scams
Even then, it's advisable to visit the author's website using 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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KSDK urges caution when shopping online
Internet shoppers need to be careful of scams and fraud this Christmas, has warned. Broadband outages in rural areas leave residents unable to make online purchases, costing UK retailers £1.3 billion a year. The importance of staying safe when ...
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Police: Be Wary of Phone-Based ID Theft Scams
The Port Chester woman's Internet Service Provider urged her to file a police report. Ladeairous said anyone who receives similar calls should also file reports with the Port Chester Police Department by calling 914-939-1000. ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
Consumer News Reporter and Internet Payday Scam | Raief
Please be aware that these 2 sites the Internet Payday Scam and Consumer News Reporter arescams and that their only purpose is to scam people out of ...

News2 new results for text scams
WTOP Answer Desk: How can I stop spam texts?
WASHINGTON -- "Does anyone know how to block text messages on a cell phone? ... Crooks, spammers and social networks can get away with all these scams and ...
Google's Chris DiBona gets egg on face
GoMo News
But, while doing this, the app is sending out text/SMS messages to a Premium Rate ... were fined and made to hand the money back such scams would not work. ...

News1 new result for SMS scams
Google Removes Malicious Cloned Games From Android Market
The "rash" of premium SMS toll fraud apps in the last few months have primarily targeted users in Europe, according to Lookout. SMS scams are still more common outside the United States where it is easier to rent and set up premium rate numbers, ...
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