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419 Scam: Business Opportinity from Kojo William Wood

Fake Name: Mr Kojo William Wood Offer Type: Money Transfer Transfer Amount: $140 million USD Storyline: 55-year old (fake) honest banker looking for an honest partner to steal dead people's money from the Ghana Commercial Bank... super moron... Location: Claims to be...

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...

Lakeland: Big Bad Wolves (why?) arrested for scamming elderly folks

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Your DHL Courier Company

Your DHL Courier Company

A desperate scammer is sending an email with the title “YOUR DHL COURIER COMPANY”, saying that some board of director has approved a reward money of $2.5million for “your hardwork and support”. We are quite sure that no one owes you $2.5million, where even the rare...

Scammers “Citing” HotScams.com?

We received an email from uvic.ca saying that:"Phishing E-mail citing:"Thanks for "supporting" spammers, by hosting their images!!!!"http://www.hotscams.com/content_images/bankamerica.jpgThe above image was used in phishing email. We understand your concern, but we...

Find Rich

We have been thinking for quite some time and decided to take over the running of a new website at findrich.com, but over there we will post the opposite of what we deal here at hotscams.com.Unlike this site that deals with scams, findrich.com will be a commercial...

Money Can Corrupt A Good Person

A leprechaun frolicked from under the magnificent rainbow that caressed the once heavily laden rain soaked valley. A pot of gold lay beneath his feet and a smile paraded from his lips as a man tried with all of his might to catch the lively elf. Hi

Should Mega Churches Run Their Business Like A Corporation?

Recently my son, who is a minister with a master in divinity from the South Western Baptist Theological Seminary, in Dallas, Texas was fired from his job. He had put years of service into the biggest First Southern Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas as

The Day the Music Died – 911

Remember when the Berlin wall came down, and some of us had hoped for world peace? One by one, former Soviet Block countries became democracies and we all hoped for the best. The concept of democracy is difficult for anyone who has not lived in a fre

Scammers on Craigslist

Ilan wrote:i   advertise  in  craigslist.org  there  are  always s. africans  that  are  trying  to  take  advantage  of  the  landlords.------We wouldn't be surprise with that. They have been ]]> targeting people in pet and job scams in other boards or...

Scam Jobs?

The original email with full headers are attached below. The link on the email leads to an email address known as: "gravity.sa.info@gmail.com"Return-path: [ozwo@verizon.com]Delivery-date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:46:51 -0700Received: from [] (

Finding Non MLM Work At Home Opportunities

There are many types of work at home businesses that you might be considering getting into. If you are looking for a non MLM opportunity, you should know that there are also lots of them. There are several ways that you can distinguish an MLM opportu

Going Zero Carbon: An Approach for Small Business

How to make your environmentalism pay!STEP 1: Figure it out:Every time that you drive your car you contribute to global warming. The same is true for turning on a light-unless you are purchasing energy from alternative sources.This article will

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