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.


Scam by Fred Benson through OKCupid

Hi Mr. Hutten,

I had been scammed for US$950.00, only it was not through an email, I've been texting with a man by the name of Fred Benson I met through OKCupid (a social media).  We've been texting through Yahoo Messenger.  As stated on Google, I was asked to provide my bank information for the bank to transfer US$6,000,000.00.  First I needed to send US$650 as a deposit needed so it will not raise a red flag, after I did they said the transaction did not go through because I needed to deposit US$15,350.  The amount of money I am to have transferred to my account is also money earned through a contract with the government in Lome,Togo.  Should you need further information please email me back and I will reply as prompt as possible.  Thank you.


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