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.

5.3.12

Internet Scams: News for 3/5/12

News7 new results for internet scams
 
Finding them easier prey, scammers target the elderly
Buffalo News
Three suspects in that case, all from Florida's Palm Beach County, pleaded guilty to wire fraud. But officials say arrests are the exception, not the rule, especially in telemarketing and Internet scams, where there's no paper trail and no face-to-face ...
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Buffalo News
Executives targeted in email phishing scams: report
Technology Spectator
Executives are being specifically targeted with fraudulent phishing emails according to the latest Symantec internet security report. The monthly report, which looks at cybercrime trends across February, found that Australia ranked among the top ...
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41st Parameter Gears Up for 14th Annual National Consumer Protection Week
SYS-CON Media (press release)
In a world where people are increasingly reliant on a variety of internet-connected devices for everything from banking to booking travel to shopping, preventing online fraud and creating relevant customer experiences are constant and complex business ...
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Pam Bondi's Timeshare-Resale Fraud Bill Another Winner for Florida
Sunshine State News
Those opertions allegedly had bilked millions from owners across the US Earlier this year, the FBI'sInternet Crime Complaint Center issued an alert on timeshare telemarketing scams after seeing them increase significantly. Victims were scammed by ...
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SA eyes online gambling scams
iAfrica.com
Current legislation prohibits gambling via internet sites that offer casinos and poker, and waging on non-South African betting sites is also not allowed. The Gambling Review Commission recommended a restricted form of online gambling be allowed and ...
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COLUMN: Veteran's Corner
Weatherford Democrat
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Trade Commission have recently issued warnings regarding two scams — prescription and email frauds. The prescription scams occur over the phone and online. Veterans receive calls from someone ...
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Poison text messages and malicious mobile apps on the rise
USA TODAY
Variations of scams that infest the Internet, through PC browsers, have begun spreading on a meaningful scale through mobile devices. And it looks like the bad guys are just getting warmed up. One type of poison text message involves tricking people...
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