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I have been scammed at job site and I need advice…

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Pay $450 to Collect $850,000

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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

Christmas Gift Shopping Online

Have you begun to make out your Christmas shopping list yet? it is early yet you say? True, but it is never too early to begin shopping for your loved ones. Do you have a fisherman in your family? A scrap booker? A quilter? Children to shop for?

Easy Scams on Ebay You Should Know About!

Easy Scams on Ebay You Should Know About!

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

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

An In Depth Look At e-Book Compilers

Ebook compilers are a vital part of creating the final and marketable product when you write an e-book. Thus, understanding their role, how they work, and even how to pick out the right one for you is essential to creating the e-book that you set out

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,...

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.

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

Report on Impulse Marketing

We received this warning today. A check was done and there were other sites reporting as well: Subject: telemarket scamQuestion: I was scammed by this company and wanted to warn others. Please post so others are not fraud victims. Thank you.

Starting An Internet Business Might be Your Best Decision Ever

An internet opportunity can be financially rewarding if done right.Starting an internet business can be relatively cheap, it has a large failure rate due to the lack of planning,thought and dedication. The Good News: Buying an Internet business can

Stop the MF Job Scammers in their tracks!

Cool video regarding a job scam... and that 'cheque' worth 4,000 GBP...Watch them talk about their experience of the job scam from scammers in South Africa. Umph... more than 70% into the talk they started talking about nintendo, movies and holida

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What Should We Do About Spam?

I receive over 50 emails per day. Usually, close to 45 of them are spam. For the uninitiated, unsolicited marketing emails are considered spam. The amount of junk email being sent has spiraled out of control. Some people receive over 100 unsolici

Google Cash Scam

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Why Organic Search Engine Optimization?

What is organic search engine optimization? Well, basically organic search engine optimization deals with on and off page alterations that you put in place on your webpage so that they search engine will pick up your webpage before they pick up some

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