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Online Lottery

This is a tough topic to write about, but we have strong opinions about these online lottery games and “agency”. btw, some information regarding this picture you saw in the front page: Did you try to click or thought of clicking the “Play”...

Short review of thelotter.com

Someone posted this question: Please checkout the site below,that was recently E-Mailed to me & tell me if it is a Scam?…. http://XXXXXX.com——– The link you provided (concealed) appears to be just an affiliate’s website that leads to...

I Was Scammed: mydigitaland and isynergy

We received report about an Australian who was scammed by the above websites: “Just informing you of a supplier who has stolen $10,000AU off me. The name of the company is Digitaland (www.mydigitaland.com) & also known as Isynergy (www.isynergy.com.hk). He...

Forex Fraud: How to protect yourself?

Fraud has always been a cloud of contention against arguments that propose forex as the new realm of the successful financial speculator. Surely nobody wants to have his dreams of success and prosperity crushed by a crook. Yet a forex trader is not defenseless against...

Premium Phone Line Scam

Five men, including two from London, have been jailed for their part in a £4.5 million global premium phone line fraud. The gang admitted conspiracy to defraud in a scam where stolen mobile phone sim cards were used to make multiple calls to premium rate phone lines...

charmpandorajewellery.com

Watch out for websites like this, disguised as a foreign website with no contact address. It is easy to setup a shopping cart using pirated scripts and “professional” looking graphics. The guys behind these did not make any effort to hide their whois...

Scam: Fake Steve Jobs Charitable Foundation

If you received an email from “Steve Jobs Charitable Foundation”, it is a scam. The email, written in poor English, asked for donation to help young webcoders. There is no such “charity”. Other scams in the past 2 – 3 weeks after his...

Scams and Recession

The frequency of Scams tend to rise during a recession, mainly because there is a growing new group of people who are short of money and dreaming of making quick bucks. There will be more online scams including the usual 419 scams, lottery and love scams. On the other...

Regarding Authors and Submissions

We have been receiving quite a number of scam reports but we are overwhelmed with the numbers. Some of you have even sent via Comments form in the hope that your submissions will be approved for public release. In order to shorten the time and ease our workload, we...

Word of Thanks from our readers

We would like to express that we are happy about what we have done here. It is not easy to update this website everyday, after a tiring day of work. But we feel great when we received many good comments: A K Naik: “I have received two emails about this. The...

Social Networking and Scamming

After reading our website, many of you may start to think that it is no longer safe to use the internet for sharing things, esp. your photos, names and contact information. Your name, photos, and contact infomration, may be used against you in scams. The scammer is...

Scammers posting Comments on Our Site

I have been spending some time figuring and tracing the source of some particular individual who posted at our website. Some are spammers. We don’t accept any postings that has a link to any website. We read out comments and if any got through previously, we...

The Future of Scams

This has been a rough year for me and updates have been slow. However, we are slowly changing from our posting of traditional “419 scams” to other scams. Yes, 419 scams are probably the most widespread scam known. The value of money lost in all 419 scams...

You Have 6 Minutes to Share This Or…

How often do you receive an email that insists that you MUST forward it ASAP before something happens to you? We received a lot, but we did not always spend the time to read it all. Nah, nothing would happen to you. I don’t believe in curses transmitting on...

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,...

Fake Names

How many times must we educate people that names stated on scams are mostly fake names. An exception are names reported in the news that are real names, and we are not going to hide that. So if you find any names inside here belonging to anyone you know, they are not...

Dealing with Complaints

Recently one of our customers happen to get his money ($10,000) back from vendor which we would not mention here. This was after a complaint report was posted, and after about 6 months, the vendor decided to return the cash. There was no explanation by the vendor to...

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