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.


Internet Scams: News for 3/19/12

News9 new results for internet scams
Scams Promise Fake Tax Refunds
MarketWatch (press release)
Unfortunately for many, tax season is also scams season. Warning signs of tax scams include: Unfamiliar companies that sell refunds or credits to members of local churches. Internet ads or emails with toll-free numbers. When people call, they are asked ...
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Turning up the heat on scammers
The New Zealand Bankers' Association is urging bank customers to take commonsense steps to combat online banking fraud as Fraud Awareness Week kicks off. The association and some of its member banks have attempted in the past to transfer more of the ...
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Tips to combat online bank fraud
The New Zealand Bankers' Association has issued a seven point list to combat online bankingfraud as Fraud Awareness Week 2012 kicks off. "Public vigilance is crucial in the fight against financial cyber crime. Customers have an important role to play ...
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Scam reports nearly double in 2011, ACCC reveals – five lessons you need to know
The number of scam reports provided to the competition watchdog doubled during 2011, with onlineauctions now one of the biggest target sites. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned businesses to do due diligence on a potential ...
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Phishing expeditions help clients
Charleston Post Courier
By Brendan Kearney John LaCour's work email inbox is all spam and scams -- on purpose. He deals with them so you don't have to. "Most people don't want spam," LaCour said last week. "We actually vacuum up as much as we can.
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Online Dating Tips To Prevent Scams And Broken Hearts
Unfortunately, the Internet has yet to fix the awkwardness of first dates. Regardless, online dating does contain its own pitfalls that come along with the digital era. Namely people attempting to scamyou under the guise of being a hot, young blonde ...
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Scams con Aussies out of $85 million: ACCC
The Australian
The figures were published on Monday - the start of National Consumer Fraud Week - in the ACCC's annual report on scam activity. The research suggests con artists are increasingly using the telephone and internet-based telephone services to target ...
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Scams reported to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission almost double ...
The Daily Telegraph
THE number of scams reported to the consumer watchdog almost doubled last year with Australians duped by con artists into losing $85.6 million. And bucking the online trend of recent yearsscammers are also going old school, using the telephone to ...
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Honolulu FBI warns against work-from-home scams
Saipan Tribune
Robert Allan Jones, acting special agent-in-charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, warned the public about “work-from-home” scams advertised on the Internet that ultimately seek to defraud money from job-seekers and their ...
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Blogs1 new result for internet scams
Internet Banking Fraud | How To Spot Scams |
By Tom Pullar-Strecker
The New Zealand Bankers' Association is urging bank customers to take commonsense steps to combat online banking fraud as Fraud Awareness Week kicks off. - Business

Web1 new result for internet scams
How to avoid virus, phishing, worm and internet scams?
People also face many other internet threats such as phishing, worm and internet scams. A virus attacks your computer when you visit certain malicious websites ...

News4 new results for text scams
West Australians lose millions in scams
Sydney Morning Herald
The department has warned people not to respond to suspicious emails, letters, personal approaches, phone calls or text messages. Photo: Louie Douvis Hundreds of West Australians have been conned out of $4.1 million in phone and email scams in the past ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Canadians concerned about online fraud, identity theft
Montreal Gazette
A poll conducted for TD Canada Trust for Fraud Prevention Month found 84 per cent of respondents worry about becoming victims of online fraud, 77 per cent are concerned about malicious social media apps and 72 per cent fret about phishing.
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Retailers and web firms warned as $85 million is lost to fraud
The ACCC report reveals phone scams were the most popular scam delivery method in 2011, up from 14144 in 2010 to a whopping 42977, while email is also an increasing common method. Internetscams have declined, but the numbers of scams via text and mail ...
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Chinese bank scam warning
Channel Television
They warn; you should never give out personal details via email, letter, phone or text, to an unknown sender, as this is just another version of 'cold calling' by scammers. A Police spokesman said: "It is important that people are not taken in by this ...
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Web1 new result for text scams
BBB: Free Walmart Gift Card Text Is a Smishing Scam - BBB News ...
Media contact: Janet C. Hart, APR, CFEE (704) 927-8617 office. Text Messages Offer 'Free' Walmart Gift Card. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Have you received a text ...

Web1 new result for "internet predators"
Internet predators - YouTube
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News2 new results for SMS scams
Beware of scammers, tax commissioner warns
Scammers are using a wide range of methods to catch people off-guard - phone calls, letters, SMSmessages, emails, bogus websites and even fake job ...
No proof telcos leaked consumer information to content providers
Malaysia Star
"Many people assume that content providers who send business SMS ... through SMS and what was the punishment if there was proof of scams in such business.

Web1 new result for SMS scams
Fake CAPTCHAs Spread the Facebook Scam 'PHOTO! Girl ...
It seems to be rather old news in knowing how Facebook can be attacked from one end of the spectrum to the other. In the latest rash of Facebook.

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