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Internet Business for Sale

If you are buying a business from online listings, becareful of scams. The listing provider does not screen through all the postings of businesses for sale. In one particular example, we found a website called "retailhighstreet.com" with selling pric

It Takes Mud Tires to Build an Internet Business

Thousands upon thousands of people are facinated with the question of how the "average Joe and Josephine" are getting rich selling things on the internet. You've heard the promises... "Make money while you sleep!" "Earn a 6-figure income; no expe

Scam Targeting Housing Renters

Scam Targeting Housing Renters on Craiglist

Recent E-mail Scam Warnings!

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Black Money Scammers Caught!

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Scam Busted: Travel Vacation Scam

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Buying votes?

As we know, paying for votes in presidential election is illegal. How about getting paid to promote an article or stories? We won't sell that, but this is what this website is doing for submitters at Digg.com.Community rating and recommendation has b

How Do You Know You Belong Online?

No matter what the technology is behind your home business, you are going to have to figure out eventually if you have a market that should be online, or one that is going to be best locally served. There are home businesses that work well online, an

Combating And Preventing Terrorism

There is a new development of terrorism that once had its roots in ethnic or seperatist movements, selective targets, and confined small geographic areas with little knowledge of technological use. In recent years terrorism is used as an instrument o

File Sharing Is Not Illegal

File-sharing is not illegal. A few friends sharing files online between themselves is no more illegal than them swapping CDs or DVDs. Confusion arises regarding the scale of sharing and what kind of money is involved. At what scale of sharing does it

Distress Scam: Warning! Hacked Yahoo Account Used to Scam Friends

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Shovel Scammer Strikes in US

They started knocked on the doors of homes asking if they can help to shovel their driveway for a fee. Then the scammers turned robbers, and they would kick doors to gain entry into the house and...

U.S. Foreign Policy and Terrorism

Commentators often speak of hate of the U.S. as though it were a passing fad, a media creation engendered by the deliberate sensationalism of a few. The truth is that often our actions seem to connect the invisible dots of seemingly disparate points

US: Woman Lost $6,000 in a Scam

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Never Respond to Lottery Scams

We have received some emails where our visitors have responded to lottery scammers with their personal information. Please, never, ever reply to any email that claims you have won a prize. What is worse, if you send money over to them, there is nothing that we can do....

Date Error – If you see articles from 1969…

Somehow, there is an error in our website software and now our articles on the front page are showing that they are all posted since 1969. The dates in the detailed articles are fine. We are not in a hurry to repair such a nice error (for once). Imagine that if our...

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