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: mbhutten@yahoo.com. 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: mbhutten@gmail.com 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.

19.12.11

Scams News for 12/19/11

News6 new results for internet scams
 
Internet Explorer Dons Proactive Approach To Fighting Scams
SmartHouse
The move is in response to scammers who masquerade as an IE update, with people unknowingly being conned. Microsoft's security intelligence report recognises cyber criminals deliberately target users with old or out-dated software and then trick them ...
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SmartHouse
FTC tells global Internet body to cut back domain name plan
Nextgov
By Aliya Sternstein 12/19/2011 Wary of fraud, US regulators are asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers not to move forward with plans to accept bids in January for new domain name endings, such as dot-bank. ...
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It's prime time for scammers to find elderly
The News-Press
Scammers also are searching Facebook and other sites for personal information to sound like they know you. “They go after everyone, but they especially target seniors who are at home to answer the phone and are not as savvy on the Internet,” says Sally ...
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Romania, FBI agents to crack down on cybercriminals
AFP
While the most widespread Internet crime, auction fraud, does not need computer whizzes, "other scams such as phishing and skimming show that criminals are becoming ever more skilled," he added. More than 80 percent of online fraudoriginating from ...
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AFP
Don't be a Christmas scam victim
MSN Money UK
... hang up, get their number from the Internet, and call them back. 9. Don't send money off just because a letter seems official. If you haven't heard of them, check them out first. 10. Scammersoften use fake testimonials to support their claims, ...
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Now, own an iPhone for Rs 3000
Economic Times
No, this isn't one of those scams that abound on the Internet. We are talking about the new schemes that are being launched by telecom firms to push up smartphone usage. More importantly, these will help you get one of the costliest phones in India for ...
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Web1 new result for internet scams
 
Better Business Bureau: Beware of Mystery Shopper Internet Scam ...
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Better Business Bureau wants to warn internet users of a new scam that's swirling around the internet on websites like Craigslist.
www.kristv.com/.../better-business-bureau-beware-of-mystery-...

News1 new result for text scams
Remote SMS Attack Can Force Mobile Phones to Send Premium-rate Text Messages
PCWorld
However, the number and diversity of existing SMS scams is proof that obtaining a premium-rate number is not that difficult. If the second option (SMS-DELIVER-REPORT) is used, the error is sent to the operator's message center where it is interpreted ...
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News1 new result for SMS scams
Remote SMS attack can force mobile phones to send premium-rate ...
IDG News Service
However, the number and diversity of existing SMS scams is proof that obtaining a premium-rate number is not that difficult. ...

Web1 new result for "internet predators"
Are Internet Predators Talking To A Child On Facebook? Secretly ...
Are Internet Predators Talking To A Child On Facebook? Secretly Use Ace Spy To Find Out. Date: 2011.12.15 | Category: Publishing Wire | Tags: Baby Boomers ...
www.creativepublishinginc.com/are-internet-predators-talking...

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