Anti-Scam Articles

We have compiled several articles about anti-scam guides. The first generic guide was posted earlier and can be found here. Other articles or contributions are published as and when we receive them. Please feel free to contact us to include your articles here, as long as it is relevant to the topic and useful for the public. You may choose not to include the author information in the article.




Identity Theft Targeting College Students

Identity theft is becoming one of the most prevalent crimes in recent years. College students seem to underestimate the possibilities of fallen victims to this white-collar crime. This is because most of them do not realize that thieves are mostly af

Google Ranking Keeps Website Owners on their Toes

Google for the longest time maintains the standards which website owners need to maintain in order to achieve maximum exposure though the search engines.I have often wondered how a website could be number one on MSN search but could not be found on

Forcing Cyber Law Controls On An Unwilling Public

Some Cyber Laws pertain to the communication devices such as cellular telephones and the areas of the Internet that allow people to talk openly about any topic. It is becoming increasingly difficult for Americans to feel comfortable with expressing t

Finding A New MLM For You

There are many things that you want to remember when you are thinking of starting a new MLM. First of all, you should remember that a new MLM is going to be one of the best chances that you have to make a company that will succeed. If you can be at t

Will this be the end of all phishing scams?

What is a phishing scam? One day, you received an email that appears to be from a well-known website. The email asked you to click on the link to the "website" so as to update your "personal particulars" or account information. As you happen to

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?

How Spending Five Bucks Can Save you Losing 100 Bucks!

The crime of currency counterfeiting is once again on the rise and poses a potential serious threat not only to the nation's economy but world economy as well. For anybody who handles money in any way shape or form and who doesn't? -- becoming more

Save Your Money by Avoiding Home Business Scams

How many times have you heard about or received an offer for an apparent great home business opportunity? You know, lots of claims of income and then at the bottom of the website or sales page or infomercial picture, on your television, they have a d

How Might the 2008 Market Crash End?

How Might the 2008 Market Crash End?

Don’t Become A Victim of Identity Theft!

"You've just won a fabulous vacation or prize package! Now, if you'll kindly give me your credit card information and social security number for verification purposes, you will receive this awesome gift!"Now why would they need my credit card or so

Fake Check Scammer Busted by UPS Delivery Man

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

Which Is Really The Best Browser For You?

The very best way to determine if some browser is the one for you is to download your personal copy and test it, since all are free. It only takes a few minutes and your new browser is up and running. If you choose to download Mozilla, you can get ad

Business Ethics: Five Things You Need to Know

You may think that business ethics pertains to OTHER people. You learned good ethics at your mother's knee. Well, what did she tell you about conflicts of interest?As a former Director, Ethics and Compliance for a $1.5B publicly traded organizati

HotScams Weekend Video Picks

Casino Roulette Scam

Decency Wins Over Cultural Decay

I will admit I was getting a little worried about the recently nixed Fox interview with O.J. Simpson as well as Judith Regan's decision to publish his book.The short lived media frenzy regarding the O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It, as well as Judit

Starting An Online Business Can Be Super Easy

An internet business can be fully automated. With the right guidance, an Internet business can start generating income almost immediately. Owning an Internet business can be a part or full time job; however, the more time you are able to devote to

Stock Promotion

stock promotion scam

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

Domain Name Registration And Web Site Hosting For Newbies

Logging on to the Internet for the first time can be a very overwhelming experience for someone. When it comes time to register a domain name and find a web host, the new Internet surfer can become very confused with all of the offers thrown at them

Hustler: WIFI Scam

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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

A Few Useful Tips About Identity Theft Protection

Annually, approximately ten million people have something very important stolen from them. It is not their car, it is not their child, and it is not their money: it's their identity. Identity theft is a crime that is on the rise and costing billions

Job Scam: Fake Costa Coffee Employment Offer

Job Scam: Fake Costa Coffee Employment Offer

Betrayed By Love

A beautiful woman can inspire a person to do just about anything. But it is their heart that reveals the character of the person. Beware she can capture you through lies of love. She can be an instrument of Satan who wants to deceive you and lead

President Gul of Turkey – An Islamist in Disguise ?

The election of Abdullah Gul as President of Turkey on 28 August 2007 is controversial because of his Islamic background. Now that both the Prime Minister and President have religious backgrounds, his election is widely viewed as a threat to the secu

The Importance of Blog Design

Blogs have increased popularity over this past months. Many people have started to create their personal blogs to express their thoughts and feelings. Internet companies have also started their blogs to inform consumers on the latest product news a

Current Government Crisis Issues With Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

The government has seized control of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two large home mortgage companies Fannie Mae, also known as the Federal National Mortgage Association, and Freddie Mac, also known

eBay lookalike phishing email

ebay phishing scam July 2007

Beware of street thief!

duck thief and scam

Irreversible Damage by Fraudulent Classified Ads

When it comes to seeking a reliable source for something, most people will turn to classified ads. The reason being these are placed categorically and those who know what they are searching for don't have to scour around all ads to find what they are

Is this a Scam: Forward Insurance & Security Company

Is this a Scam: Forward Insurance & Security Company

How Much Of Life Is A Scam?

Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I think I'm the "am" in my own "scam". Permanent makeup, cosmetic dentistry, colored hair - I call it the Walter Cronkite Syndrome. Men have character lines; women have wrinkles. Men age; women get old. I think Go

The Top Symptoms Of Spyware On Your PC

Firstly, it is very important that you understand the difference between viruses and spyware because they are completely different.I will define them below, but an anti-virus product will not deal with spyware issues and therefore it must be tackle

Canadian Reporter on Puppy Scams

Canadian Reporter on Puppy Scams

Avoiding a Hostile Workplace: Fairness in Employee Discipline

The environment of your workplace is vital to employee satisfaction, reduction of turnover, and productivity. It is also vital to the legal stability of your business.A hostile work environment can be the basis for many types of employee complai

Year Profit and HYIP

yearprofit HYIP scam

Why Is My Computer Running So Slow?

Well, as with most things in life, there are many possible reasons as to why your computer might be running slower than normal.However, if you use the internet regularly, it is *almost certain* that one of the main reasons your computer is running

Punctuality In Business

You wanted to have that second cup of coffee from your favorite mug and you will only be a few minutes late. Whats the big deal. It is a big deal to be late by five minutes or an hour. When you are late for work, every minute counts. Each minute miss

Puntuality In Business

You wanted to have that second cup of coffee from your favorite mug and you will only be a few minutes late. Whats the big deal. It is a big deal to be late by five minutes or an hour. When you are late for work, every minute counts. Each minute miss

Free In America: Fact or Fiction?

The recent debate over illegal immigration in America has generated a lot of talk about freedom. Political pundits have taken center stage on nightly news programs to champion reasons for and against why illegal immigrants should enjoy the same freed

Organ Transplant Scams

Issues with organ transplant in China, Pakistan and India

Betrayed By Love Part Two

Finding the right person to share your life with is like searching the ocean floor until you find a clam that shelters a priceless pearl. It is so prefect that you take it to a jeweler and you place it in a beautiful ring setting so you can show it

Are All Autoresponder Leads the Same?

When choosing what kind of auto responder leads to purchase, keep in mind that the best price is not always the best option. You might pay twice as much or more for one type of lead over another, however if your ad pulls 3 or 4 times better with the

An Abundance Mindset Creates Wealth

One of the biggest misconceptions in the world is that we live in a world of lack. You hear it all the time. There isn't enough money, there isn't enough oil, there isn't enough natural resources, there isn't enough land. On the contrary, there is

Hot Scams: Door-To-Door Scams

Hot Scams: Door-To-Door Scams

Learn How To Clean Spyware Today

If you want to be 99.9% safe when using the Internet, and clean off spyware from your computer, you need to use an antispyware software product. Essentially, this will obliterate all the spyware problems that you might have. Many users think that usi

Fake Chinavasion Electronices Ltd Offer

Fake Chinavasion Scam

Findings on Spam and Scam Servers

Findings on Spam and Scam Servers

How to Spot Counterfeit U.S. Bills Using Eyes/Hands

Counterfeiting is once again on the rise with the lightning speed advancement of computer technology and worldwide access. A popular forgery method is digital printing using computer scanners and high-resolution printers. Professional money-printin

Is this a Scam: EZ Wealth Solution

Is this a Scam - EZ Wealth Solution

China Business Scams

The following is an example of a probable scenario on doing business in China (in the past).  Something like this probably happened.Employee walks in to the office of the CEO, forgetting to knock due to all the excitement.Employee:  &n

419 Scam: Chun Wing Business Proposal

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client General Mohammed Motasfa who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Nineteen millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war early this year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that the general and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home.

Using The Web: Search Engines, Directories And Safety

This guide to using the web will cover how to do basic searches, use directories and portals, and protect your safety on-line.When you're on the Internet, you may want to find information or a particular website but not know the site's name or whe

Financial Aid Scams

Financial Aid Scams

Another Big Red Coca Cola Award – Free Mercedes Benz

HANG ON!! We think that this is a scam (we seldom make mistakes), but it is your choice. Should you like to try them out, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY OF YOUR LOSSES OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING MONEY, HOUSE, CARS, AND YOUR HAIR!----------

Doing Business Online Is Not Just A Matter Of Setting Up A Web Site

Today, more web sites focus on direct marketing, selling, and service than on any other type of electronic commerce.Website promotion and marketing has become a thriving industry on the Internet.In any successful marketing campaign, a target product,

Safety While Shopping Online

Because online retailers do not have to maintain a store and pay rents, and only need to maintain a skeleton staff to run, they are able to offer lower prices. Another very good reason to consider online shopping is that the shop is always open; ther

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

How To Avoid Dishonest Home Business Schemes

Should You Take The Bait?Unfortunately, unscrupulous home business schemes are everywhere these days. If you surf the internet, it seems as though everywhere you turn, you are flooded with ads that tell you how to earn more money than you are now,

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

The World Wide Web For Absolute Beginners

The World Wide Web is not as overwhelming as it sounds. Simply put, it is an effective way of exchanging information much the same way as the global telephone network. Just like a spider web, the web links together a collection of electronic document
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