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Tweeter Cash Starter Kit Scam: Pay $1.97 and learn how to make $10,000 a month

Tweeter Cash Starter Kit Scam: Pay $1.97 and learn how to make $10,000 a month

Tweeter Cash Starter Kit Scam: Pay $1.97 and learn how to make $10,000 a month
Short review of thelotter.com

Short review of thelotter.com

Before we discuss thelotter.com below, we would like to make the point that not all online lottery or lotto services are scams or even questionable. If you would like to play lottos online, we recommend playing at Ladbrokes. Ladbrokes is a well-known and reputable...

Online Lottery

Online Lottery

Typically, we do not recommend playing any online lottos, but we actually are making an exception in one case, and that is playing the lottos at Ladbrokes and we'll tell you why. First of all, Ladbrokes is a well-established UK institution with a long history of fair...

ATM Machine Scam

ATM Machine Scam

Check out this video on ATM Machine Scam. The scam is about placing a "shell" reader over the usual ATM card reader. So when a victim pushes in his card, it goes through the "shell" and before the actual reader. For more details, click on the picture to open a window...

Make 5000 Euro using Paypal

Make 5000 Euro using Paypal

There is this email running around with an attachment teaching how to make money using viral marketing techniques selling nothing. It is like one of those “get rich quick”, or if they didn’t say you are going to be rich, then it is a...

Lottery Scam: The Ford Foundation Donation

Lottery Scam: The Ford Foundation Donation

Hot Scam Specifications:Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)Likely Fake Names: Mrs. Claudia Lauren, Offer Type: Donation by Ford Foundation (fake)Winning Amount: 500,000 GBPStoryline: These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 100 lucky...

Lottery Scam: RANGE ROVER AUTOMOBILE LOTTERY

Lottery Scam: RANGE ROVER AUTOMOBILE LOTTERY

Hot Scam Specifications:Scam Type: Lottery Scam (419 Scam variant)Fake Names: Mr David Correlas Lottery Name: RANGE ROVER AUTOMOBILE LOTTERY Lottery Winnings: 500,000 GBPScammer Location: United KingdomScammer Email: davidcorrelas01@live.com,...

Dating Verification Scam

Dating Verification Scam

We received this report about some dating verification scam. Dating scams aren’t new but we would like to highlight that scammers aren’t stupid to give you a trace to their real identity, regardless if it is a website or their facebook account.Unless the...

Lottery Scam: Western Union Public Relations

Lottery Scam: Western Union Public Relations

Fake Names: Dr. David MooreOffer Type: Lottery WinningsWinning Amount: $250,000 GBPStoryline: You won a lottery which you did not joinScammer Location: Claimed to be IrelandScammer Email: desmond_ani07@yahoo.co.uk, info@microsoft.comSince when it became a...

Lottery Scam: US$1million Ecowas Donations

Lottery Scam: US$1million Ecowas Donations

Fake Names: Mr. Anthony Moore, Mrs Mary JonesOffer Type: Lottery Winnings Winning Amount: US$1millionStoryline: You won a lottery which you did not join Scammer Location: NigeriaScammer Email: windsweptcat4@adelphia.net, ecowas_financialgrantsunit@yahoo.it The ECOWAS...

Lottery Scam: Fake UK NATIONAL LOTTERY email scam

Lottery Scam: Fake UK NATIONAL LOTTERY email scam

If you bought a ticket, and the number matches the lottery as shown on TV or newspaper, DO NOT THROW AWAY the ticket. Give Jay 1% share of the winnings, and keep the rest of the money for yourself.However, if you received this type of email below saying you have won...

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