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Obama Re-assures Nervous Americans

As Americans get more fidgety about an ailing economy, President-elect Barack Obama sought to reassure the nation and nervous holiday shoppers as beleaguered stores braced for their most important month of the year “Help is on the way,” he proclaimed at his third news briefing on the economy this week

What You Must Do Before You Hire a Web Designer

If you're planning on hiring a Web design firm or freelancer to build you a new business website, then you ought to read this article before you make the hire. One key concept that many would-be entrepreneurs and business people miss is understanding

Tough Times and Holiday Season

HotScam.com search and reports the hottest scam, news, videos and reports on the internet - lottery scam, inheritance scam, pet scam, lover scam, phishing scam, commercial scam, job scam and more scams

Are You Aware Of Adsense Click Fraud?

Many web site owners are getting their Google Adsense account terminated when they have done nothing wrong to deserve the punishment. Considering the money that they are getting from Adsense, they would certainly want to get back into it.Consideri

Fake Identity Scam Warning!

Fake Identity Scam Warning

Gold Dust Scam

Gold Dust Scam

Is this a Scam: The Real Mouse

Is this a Scam: The Real Mouse

Running A Home Based Business Can Be Lucrative

Home-based businesses account for over 400 billion dollars a year in income. Over 150 million people in North America alone now operate some type of business endeavor. Home-based sewing businesses are becoming increasingly popular as more people are

419 Scams: Japanese Targeted

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419 Scam: Fake Ecobank

This 419 scam uses fake Ecobank name. If you landed on this page... bingo, if you received something like below, it is a scam mail. All Caps, that is a rude, scammer. Woah, its $950k, I am going to pee in my pants... lol ----- Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:03:32 +0800...

Its not MY company

We keep getting emails from readers such as this one: "i got letter from shellpetroleum development co letter date wed, january 2010, in this letter i was a Winner of 2,800,000,00. Is it true letter from your company? "please take any action for this scam lottery . i...

Having ATM Withdrawal Symptoms?

Katherine was a 19 year old freshman at large university out west. She was a busy young person who wanted to become an engineer when she graduated. She worked partime in an establishment near campus to take care of her extra expenses. She routinely

I.R.S. Email Scams – 6 Tips to Protect Yourself

In Nov. 2005 the I.R.S. issued an alert for consumers warning of an email that appears as if it has come from the Internal Revenue Service, but it has absolutely not. The email looks official and claims that the recipient has a tax refund coming his/

HotScams Holidays

We are currently away for holidays and we will resume our hot scam business in Jan 09. Please continue to submit any comments, questions, articles, mails, complaints, etc. If you are pissed off with scammers and needed someone to listen to you cursing them, please...

Advertising in Comments

We keep getting comments from a particular visitor that writes rubbish but with a link to some member's website. If you are the one reading this post, then I am talking to you. Deleting these comments is as simple as one click away, so its easy for us. However, you...

Information Scammer

"I am XXXXXXXX, from Indonesia. Recently I have received email from guy, with name Rocco... Received this from a visitor and her comments are somewhere in our posts. By the way, the names used by scammers are often not their real name. Do not assu...

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