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.

Google Cash Scam

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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

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...

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...

Password Security

Just a few words before you proceed. As long as your password looks like this, is is probably fine:p@s51N0rDActually, it is simply the word "password", and replacing some letters with alphabets or numbers of your choice. No one will know how you "tra

University Accreditation and Diploma Mills

We have included a new category with information linked to the US Department Of Education. We have also provide a very convenient link for anybody who would like to check if their “university” is accreditated or were they scammed. So there would be no...

Knife Fighting in the Streets of Briton

Some people think that the only solution to violent crime is to take guns off the streets. To appease potential voters politicians eagerly create new laws they say will prevent crime. Proof of how futile these efforts are can be seen in the United

The Great Firewall of China

Just when I thought that we could be back on track for site updates, we soon found out that the next virtual barrier that we need to solve is the Great Firewall of China.  It was about a week before Beijing Olympics 2008, when our trusted VPN connection (working since...

My Name and Pictures are used by the Scammers!

We received this: Subject: delete my profile Question/Comment: Good day! I saw my profile on different scam sites and I do not know how my photos can appear there…I A NOT A SCAMMER!!!Somebody use my photos and not just photos and my friends think that I am a...

The Dos And Don’ts Of Using Office Furniture

When it comes to the use of office furniture there are several etiquette rules that should be observed and these rules will differ from office to office. What is acceptable in one place will be your downfall in another. Suss out the rules of your new

Business Ethics: Three Tips to Stay in Integrity with Yourself

Wow -- every day seems to bring us a new story about business ethics wrongdoing! Is America headed to hell in a hand basket because of a serious lack of ethics at the highest level in American business? Or, it is just that ethical transgressions ar

Encouraging Ethical Behavior

Most authorities agree that there is room for improvement in business ethics. One of the most problematic questions raised in relation to business ethics is whether or not businesses can become more ethical in the real world. The majority opinion on

Would You Want This Done To You?

One of the frustrations that every representative of merchant services has is when they spend a great deal of time and effort into providing the best solution and best competitive prices for a merchant, especially when it relates to their credit card

Are We Headed for a Globalized Recession?

On February 14th, a manufactured day devoted to romantic love, Wall Street wasn't interested or feeling any good vibes: The Dow, as well as most of the other major stock markets around the world, finished down on recession fears. Why so spooked? For

Fake Money From Bank Machines?

Counterfeit money is an uncommon yet unfortunate reality. The chances of receiving counterfeit dollar bills are very small, but not impossible. Many incidents have been reported of people unknowingly getting fake money from Automated Teller Machines

FBI takes action!

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Tips To Avoid Paid Survey Scams

Paid survey scams have been an issue for some time now and while the industry has cleaned up it's act significantly, filtering all possible scams is an almost impossible task. New people are coming online everyday looking for ways to bolster their b

A “Titanic” Dating Scam!

A "Titanic" Dating Scam!

Mid-July Scam News Update

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Watch out for common street scams and thief!

Watch out for common street scams and thief

Using Ink Cartridges For Money Laundering

Police have been watching a flat in South East London for over a month after reports of suspicious activities. Without much to go on, investigations have been slow. The owners have been established as legitimate legal tenants, apparently running a sm

Evergreen Phishing Scams

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Scammers Strike!

Scammers Strike!

Online Business Is Still Growing

Online business is still in its infancy, especially when compared to centuries of "real world" trading, bartering and selling which has taken place. While ?real world? solutions will not fit every online business concern, both types of businesses bec