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Looking For Network Marketing Opportunities

Businesses used to look for opportunities to create a network among local businesses to improve relationships and now businesses are required to look around the world for network marketing opportunities now that the global market has changed the land

Safety Tips for the Parisian Tourist

As the #1 tourist destination in the world, Paris does have her share of petty crime and an aware visitor is the smartest kind of tourist. Paris is statistically one of the safest major metropolitan areas in Europe. Violent crime rates are fairly low

Textual Images of Iraq

In a recent article, Dr. Amaal V.E. Tokars writes, "American citizens receive many images about the war/occupation in Iraq on a daily basis. These images are presented to citizens through various mediums in print, radio, and in television. These medi

Canadian Sweepstakes Scam Revealed!

Canadian Sweepstakes scam is the name given to a type of scam that is widely acknowledged as the most successful of scams ever. It is estimated that victims who have fallen to Canadian sweepstakes fraud have been cheated of more than US$5 billion. Fr

Requesting Report on Aliexpress Scam

We are receiving several reports on scams reported at b2b trade websites but are hesitant about posting them here. There are always 2 sides of the story in any trading or transaction, so we will take it with a pinch of salt. Recently one email came in from a Chinese...

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 first one...

Housing Scams in Iraq

real estate scams in Iraq

Nigerian Pop Star Promotes Anti-Scam Campaign on Music Video

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419 Scam: Your Package is at the Airport

This is a common scam, regardless of the airport, country, location, whatever. The scammer(s) will inform you that a package containing alot of money (the bait) is waiting for your collection at the airport. You are required to reply or contact another person (custom,...

Webhosting Companies

In recent years, the cost of webhosting has been dropping rather quickly due to the ease of market entry. The availability of OTS(off-the-shelf) webhosting control panel that simplifies the tasks of creating webhosting accounts on the popular Linu

Identity Theft in Scams

We have no doubt that some of the names used by the scammers in their emails and letters are taken from real people. Lets put it this way, no scammer would use their real name in]]> a scam. So although we list the full email with the 'fake names' of each scammer,...

British National Lottery

We received this submission:Subject: find out lottery scam Question/Comment: I would appreciate if you can tell me about a winning prize received from british national lottery, but first I need to open an account with 500 pounds in habib bank and

Exploiting Trusts

In the past, it was known that ebay scammers used to sell many cheap items just to gain a high reputation, before ripping off buyers on a more expensive product which the seller does not own. It is basically a way of gaining high reputation with low

News report on facebook scam also known as distress scam

This is another case of distress scams, but was called the Facebook scam because the scammer hacks into a Facebook account, and uses that to send out distress signals. Distress scams could happen to any types of accounts, and in the past, we have reports of scammers hacking into Yahoo email account as well.

Beware of Investment Spam

Since the year 2004, there has been a sharp increase in the amount of investment spam we are receiving in our inbox. I personally receive up to 10 emails per day containing offers or lures to invest in various scams. It is estimated that millions of

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