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.




Help! I have been scammed!

So you have been scammed. Before doing anything, read these facts: 1) First and foremost, scam prevention is more important and effective than “recovery from a scam”. I know you hate this “who-doesn’t-know” statement. But sometimes what...

Different Kinds of Internet Scams

Because of the popularity of the internet, scammers have been very clever in using it to easily lure money from many prospect victims. Learn the different kinds of online scams in order to be aware of how they do it and avoid being a victim of any of these scams....

How to spot a Job Scam

We have a summary of tips for you to spot a job scam, and we have also added this into the Job Scam category page. We find that this is necessary especially in this time when there are so many people out of work due to the economic crisis. The scammers are always out...

Fuck The Scammers

I know that the subject “Fuck the Scammers” does not sound nice and professional. It is vulgarity. The fact is that, we know that there are many people who were scammed or who had a near-miss. This is not a joke, as it is not funny. Although no life was...

A Note on Western Union Fraud Warning

There are many people who have been scammed after sending money to a scammer through Western Union. Western Union has a page that warns about fraud, copied as follows: The Western Union Money Transfer® service is a great way to send money to people you know and trust....

How to spot a Job Scam

How to spot a Job Scam

Lottery Scam: Fake Freelotto Lottery Winnings

freelotto lottery scam email

419 Scam: $6million Dollar Foreign Deal

419 Scam: $6million Dollar Foreign Deal

419 Scam: European Commission – SME Grant or Funding

419 Scam: European Commission - SME Grant or Funding

Is this a Scam: Cyberwize

Is this a Scam: Cyberwize

Lottery Scam: Microsoft Mega Jackpot 2009

Lottery Scam: Microsoft Mega Jackpot 2009

Shanghai Street Scam

Shanghai Street Scam

419 Scam: Are You Nicola that I met in Sweden?

419 Scam: Are You Nicola that I met in Sweden?

419 Scam: CONFIDENTIAL DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY PAYMENT

419 Scam: CONFIDENTIAL DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY PAYMENT

419 Scam: Rich Philippino has $12.3million to Share

419 Scam: Rich Philippino has $12.3million to Share

Lottery Scam: Australian Lottery

Lottery Scam: Australian Lottery

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

419 Scam: Mr. Malusi Sobili has $35million to transfer to you.

419 Scam: Mr. Malusi Sobili has $35million to transfer to you.

419 Scams: $15.5million Inheritance Fund

419 Scams: $15.5million Inheritance Fund

419 Scams: My Dead Husband Has $30million for YOU

419 Scams: My Dead Husband Has $30million for YOU

419 Scams: United Nations – Release Order!

419 Scams: United Nations - Release Order!

419 Scams: UNITED NATIONS 2009 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS

419 Scams: UNITED NATIONS 2009 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS

419 Scams: We have decided to pay you your MONISE

419 Scams: We have decided to pay you your MONISE

419 Scams: Would you like $9.8million by Check or ATM Card

419 Scams: Would you like $9.8million by Check or ATM Card

419 Scam: Fedex has a package of 250,000 GBP for you

419 Scam: Fedex has a package of 250,000 GBP for you

Sgt. Stanley Found Money In Iraq

Sgt. Stanley Found Money In Iraq

419 Scam: US$19million free money from Malaysia

419 Scam: US$19million free money from Malaysia

Lottery Scam: POSTCODE LOTERIJ PROMOTION

Lottery Scam: POSTCODE LOTERIJ PROMOTION

Lottery Scam: Western Union contacted me again…

Another Western Union scam. For the newbies, this email is not from the real "Western Union". This is sent by a scammer and they will ask you to pay money to get money... what? Pay Money to Get Money!? Who's the moron?Don't even think about trying, t

Modeling Scam

Modeling Scam

418 Scam: Earthquake Victims

418 Scam: Earthquake Victims

419 Scam: Holy Shit! Wife of Madoff in 419 Scam!

am Mrs.Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernard.L. Madoff.I am going through a difficult time with my family right now, as my husband is now at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York City.My husband Sentencing is scheduled for June 16, 2009 and he is likely to face a maximum sentence of 150 years in prison and $170 billion in restitution, so there is need for me to move out a lot of my personal funds and personal belongings around the world, particularly from outside America.I need somebody to trust in order for me to actualize this, because I cannot receive funds here in America right now.

Lottery Scam: Executive Royal Award

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

Lottery Scam: FONDAZIONE Di VITTORIO & ECOWAS

Did anyone get excited after reading these? "I have been directed to inform you that you have been chosen for a cash grant of US$1,000,000.00 by the  board of trustees of the above stated non-governmental  aid organisation. Your grant numbe

Is this a Scam: FreeAffiliateInsider.Com

Is this a Scam: FreeAffiliateInsider.Com

Lottery Scam: Alert on Lottolore.com

Lottery Scam: Alert on Lottolore.com
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