Internet Scams Exposed

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

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26.1.12

Internet Scams: News for 1/26/12

News9 new results for internet scams
 
K-State student falls victim to common email scam, loses $4K
Kansas State Collegian
"The problem with these scams coming through emails or Craigslist is that you can't determine where they come from," Swartz said. When the faculty of the IT Help Desk tried to track back theemail addresses, they found out they were not real.
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Joe Steckler: Scammers often target the elderly
Florida Today
Scams occur all the time. Good deals on stocks, loans, Internet products or just about anything that is a good unseen deal should be questioned and, for the most part, disregarded. I am quite certain you have seen the Internet Nigerian scam, ...
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Scammers strike Hawkins County online, on the phone, and by mail
WVLT
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Several scams are making their way around East Tennessee, from the phone, to the internet and mail. They Sheriff's Department has seen a spike in Hawkins County, but they know scammers are targeting people everywhere.
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Fraudsters find new tool in overseas calls
India Today
Such short and missed calls - known as 'wangiri' calls - is a larger part of an international syndicate involved in lottery winnings programme scams through mobile and Internet email. Wangiri is derived from the English word 'one' (or 'wan' as it is ...
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Australians least likely to fall for online scams
ITP.net
The study showed that Australians are least likely to be pulled in by online scams. By Mark Sutton Published January 26, 2012 Australians are the less likely to be taken in by online scams than internet users in the UK or US, according to a study by AV ...
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Japanese Police Arrest One-click Billing Scammers
SPAMfighter News
It maybe noted that during the scam, users were duped into making registration as also buying one service following their redirection onto a specially-crafted Internet site. Malware Blog published this dated January 18, 2012.
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ICCC issues warning against timeshare scams
Timeshares Daily
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a warning to timeshare owners about a scam that's stealing millions of dollars from owners across the country. Timeshare resale scammers are promising to sell or rent timeshare for the owner for a fee ...
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Top 10 weight loss scams revealed
Times of India
Fake online weight loss pharmacies: The internet is a boon or bane, depending upon how we use it. And, one such downside of the worldwideweb is fake drugs and medicines that various online pharmacies offer for 'quick weight loss with minimum effort.
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GRPD educates public about fraudulent schemes
Green River Star
People using this scam have access to both home and work phone numbers and are relentless. Finally, there are lottery and inheritance scams in which a person receives an email saying they won an international lottery or informing them a rich, ...
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