419 Scam: Fake Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana

Fake Name: Joy Mensah Offer Type: Money Transfer Transfer Amount: $5.5 million only Storyline: Just another fund transfer scam. Location: Claims to be Ghana Scammer Email: joy2008@saix.net This is a scam. All names and entity mentioned are fake. —–Original...

419 Scam: Fake World Economic Forum

These scammers will fake anybody. Why on earth would WEF give away free money!? This is a 419 scam. ——————— Congratulations!!! (File No:wefd-0101) We are pleased to announce to you that the European...

1 million Euro – EUROPEAN LOTTERY WIN

As usual, the mail header and content for the records.Wow, the return-path for the Euro Lottery is a fake ibm.com email address!! The prize also comes with a free Volkswagen!!! WOW!!!------ Mail Header ------Return-path: <rwbajcwqnq@ibm.com&am

Take the McAfee Anti-Scam Challenge!

(Migrated from News to Blog) We are delighted to find a “Scam Recognition test” at McAfee Advisor. It is a great tool to test if you are easily fooled by phishing site, also your anti-scam knowledge. One of the important skill used is to check the URL,...

US$28 million South African Scam

This is a money transfer scam with a total value of US$28million. The scammers promises potential scammees (like you/me) a reward of 20% of the total fund for assisting in the funds transfer. (WOW, rub your eyes harder!)Below is the header of the

Phishing site claiming $1.3 B has been recovered from a Madoff Hideout

Although its a lot of money, only a handful of people (investors) are likely to be affected by this phishing scam. What might happen next are 419 scammers who might make use of similar tactics to lure commoners with stories that "they have found

Cheap OEM Softwares?

We are getting these spam mails almost everyday, selling expensive so -called OEM softwares at a great discounted price. This business of piracy has basically 3 groups (in hotscams.com definition). Type 1, they are geniune OEM Softwares seller but

Dubai US$17.5million Scam

The following is the full letter with header:Return-path: arif_shaikh@mail2world.comDelivery-date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 12:09:27 -0700Received: from [217.165.124.205] (helo=2mails1114.com)From: "Mr. Arif Shaikh" [arif_shaikh@mail2world.com]Reply-To: arif

Support for HotScams.com

No no no, we are not asking for donations. It takes quite some effort to publish articles, reports and answering to some interesting questions. So we would appreciate if you can help spread the words about our site, or even comment on some of the scams reported by any...

We Can Drive Oil Prices Down Now

In America today the average price of gasoline has skyrocketed past $4.00 per gallon with no end in sight. Oil prices have doubled since the end of 2007 with $200 per barrel conceivable within months. Still, no one seems to have a solution. The gover

Complaint on Pandora-DIY – Updated

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Archived News – Spammer Jailed for 1.6mill GBP Scam

More than a year ago, an internet spammer called Peter Francis-Macrae (aka Weaselboy) was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for offering domain names which he does not own. He had used spams to trick victims into paying him to register for new Eur

419 Scam: Fake World Economic Forum

These scammers will fake anybody. Why on earth would WEF give away free money!? We are pleased to announce to you that the European Union,Imf,Ecb,WorldBank,Africa Union,Greek Tourist Board,United Nation now offers 500,000 Euros bonanza t...

Site Error

Hiya, we are sorry if you receive some inconsistent site errors while navigating our site. There appears to be some issue that we thought were resolved but seemed to keep coming back. In any case, we are active and will continue to post more scams as long as have the...

Tax Haven Pledges Aid For Africa

Writing off Africa's debts and increasing financial assistance has increased in recent years, with awareness being raised throughout the developed world by Sir Bob Geldof. The campaign to write off Africa's debts has been led politically by Britain'
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...

Profile of a Scam Victim

Although there are many scams going around, not many people will bite the bait everytime. The point is this, the scammers don't need to have a good respond, but what they need is just one or few out of the million to fall into the trap. Let's say

Mystery Shopper Evaluator 2010 Version

According to our records, this should be a fake check scam. We have not heard about this for some time (probably our site scares them off). If you have an email with the above in the subject header, we don't recommend dealing with them.

Interview with Carmen Iezzi

In 2006, Carmen Iezzi, was named executive director of the Fair Trade Federation, which represents more than 250 fair trade businesses in North America. An Alumni of American University, she knew she had an important and significant job to do. She

About Lottery Scams

There appears to be quite a bit of interest in the lottery scams as compared to the old inheritance scam, both of which are 419 variants. However, we are not going to talk about those 419 lottery scams because they are easy to spot. The next person to ask me if those...

Updates and Stocks Market

We will be resuming more site updates over the weekend due to work. It has been a great week where the stocks market “appear” to be in the process of recovering, with a total of more than 500 points gained since previous Friday when Bernanke changed the...

Godaddy and Networksolutions

“Customers who choose Network Solutions largely did so because they were uninformed about the options they have available. That’s nothing new for Network Solutions. They’ve been taking advantage of the uninformed business owner for...

What is an RSS Feed?

A lot of sites have them, but you don't know what they are. It is an intriguing little button right on the Web page, and it is full of mystery. Just what is an RSS feed? Defining RSS Many Web sites out there offer RSS feeds. You click, you receive

Website Sale – Earn Fast Cash

For those interested in website sale, the boom time has come. With lots of websites marketing buyers and sellers, internet business has never been this interesting. Buying and reselling domain names involve quick cash flow. The market is growing bigg

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...
Ferret Disguised as Poodle

Ferret Disguised as Poodle

An Argentinian man bought what he thought was a “Poodle” at a price that is too good to be true, only to be told by the Vet that it is in fact a Ferret. A real toy poodle could have cost around $1,000, but it was sold at Buenos Aires for only $150 (85%...

Forbes: 10 Scams that Exploit Hard times

HotScam.com search and reports the hottest scam, news, videos and reports on the internet - lottery scam, inheritance scam, pet scam, lover scam, phishing scam, commercial scam, job scam and more scams

Dating Scam Stories

JERSEY GIRL Said this on 7-27-2011 At 07:35 pm It seems bikerkiss.com has had a rash of scammers and I was hit by 5 of them. After the first two I now call their bluff and ask for their full name so I can google them The first mand told me he was from Texas and...

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?

You Need To Find Your Niche For Your Online Business

There are millions of people logging onto the internet every day from around the world searching for the next big thing to make money online, promote their business and product. The question that needs to be asked before you even think about enterin

Sex Offenders in the Cyber Space

Isn’t it amazing how something that seems so innocent can end up being disastrous In a perfect world, there would be nothing wrong with the thrill and excitement of meeting someone in another state

Peace of the Lord be with you

Well, thanks for the blessing Elizabeth, but we have none in return."I am not requesting any money from you befoe you will receive the funds that am giving out to you"You won't ask for money because in this story you are the "Angel", and in the new c