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.




How Do You Define Success in Blogging?

Many people start off blogging without an end goal in mind. This is a recipe for failure and those same people eventually give up. However, blogging can be successful and rewarding if you start off on the right path. Whenever you embark on a project

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

Another Big Red Coca Cola Award – Free Mercedes Benz

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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...

Modelling Scams

This one sounds like one of those magazine model scam, where a photography agency will take your pictures for a fee (not 'free') so that they can submit your profile and pictures for selection. We are not about to agree or disagree with any o

Identity Theft: New way to rob a bank

Identity Theft: New way to rob a bank

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

A Rose By Any Other Name May Smell as Sweet – But Do YOUR File Names Stink?

File naming is an element of SEO that most people pay little attention to, yet its a crucial issue for two key reasons; Search Engine Page Results When a reference to one of your pages shows up within a SERP, there are 3 important cues that can ent

David Blaine Joke

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An Introduction To Ebay Motors

Even those who don't use the internet have heard of ebay by now; and anyone interested in cars or vehicles of any kind should by now have heard of ebay motors. Just as Ebay made the weekly search of newspaper classified ads and free listings magazine

Product Review: SpamArrest

Does any of this sound familiar? You get so much spam that you have to keep your finger on the delete button whenever you check your email. Then you inevitably erase the one or two important messages that you really needed to see, so you have to sift

White Paper Cash Transaction

Using White Paper as Cash

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....

Spam vs Permission Based Email Marketing

I was talking to a client recently about why he should add a newsletter opt-in form on his website so that he can capture email addresses. He said "but Sam I don't like spam". In hindsight I probably should have worded that a little bit differen

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

Why People Hate Cell Phone Companies

When did cell phone companies get the idea that making things difficult for their customers was a good idea? Here are just a few examples of where they went wrong: * Having two year contracts, and extending them at every opportunity. If you have to

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

The Day the Music Died – 911

Remember when the Berlin wall came down, and some of us had hoped for world peace? One by one, former Soviet Block countries became democracies and we all hoped for the best. The concept of democracy is difficult for anyone who has not lived in a fre

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

Domino Crises – Ban Camera Phones!

Domino Crises - Ban Camera Phones!

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

Reply to letter on fake check

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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

Tatyana’s Love Letter

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Warning: Natwest Online Banking Phishing Emails

Watch out for Natwest Online Banking phishing email. For any email, always place the mouse over and see the actual web address. What you see on the page may not be where they are sending you. Try clicking this link and see where you go: Click here to

Social Networks – Computer Virus Playground

Social networks are websites like Facebook and Bebo which have become incredibly popular with kids, teens and adults all over the world They give you a great way of catching up with old friends or eve

A Look at Online Information Today

The internet is a vast highway of ever changing word traffic and there is almost an insatiable demand for content. Once you log on in the morning and download your emails you now have the rest of the world at your fingertips. You can look up an Austr

Peace is Not Paved With Violence

In a recent article, Dr. Amaal V.E. Tokars writes, "When the United States declared war on Iraq in 2003 Nelson Mandela declared that the invasion should be "condemned in the strongest terms." The voices of such statesmen from around the world were n

7 Killer Tips To Create Successful Internet Home Business Ideas

This does not mean that planning would be somehow out of use, when you think internet business ideas. No not at all. A good plan is very, very important. My target by this article is to help you in the thinking process to create some thoughts for t

Fake Identity Scam Warning!

Fake Identity Scam Warning

Dating Scam – Scammers Captured on Video?

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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

The New Consumption Patterns

Contemporary economic models present the typical consumer as deliberative and highly forward-looking, not subject to impulsive behavior. Shopping for a product or a service is seen as an information-gathering exercise in which the buyers look for the

Business Dress Code

Working in a stockroom can be a dirty job and someday you hope that your efforts will be noticed and you will get the chance to prove what you can with a promotion into a supervisors role. However, if supervisors watching the operation see everyone d

Want An Easy And Low Cost Way To Make Money Online? Get Yourself A Blog

Many people who are new to the internet and want to start making money online face one common challenge which is a lack of money to get started. Starting an online business requires that you have a website, and it can be quite expensive to get a webs

Scammers Strike!

Scammers Strike!

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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

Affiliate Marketing – The Biggest Scams Of All Time

Affiliate marketing is probably the biggest business online. Some might say eBay is bigger, but eBay has an affiliate program, so even eBay is a part of affiliate marketing. It seems these days everything under the sun comes with an affiliate progra

Committing to Love and the Earth: a Guide to Green Weddings

Over the next twelve months, roughly 2.4 million Americans will spend 70 billion dollars (US) getting married. Green and socially responsible weddings can have a huge impact for the better on local economies and ecologies. Here are ten ways to expres

Invoice Scams

Invoice Scams

The Cowboy Scam

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Biological and Chemical Weapons In An Age of Terror

A history of terrorism requires a very specific definition to avoid a never-ending summary of every violent act ever recorded. The brief, objective definition proposed by Dr. Boaz Ganor, an Israeli political scientist and deputy dean of the Lauder Sc

I love getting “Thrown”

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Investigation of Online Puppy Scams

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Phone Swindling Scam

Phone Swindling Scam

Gold Dust Scam

Gold Dust Scam

Abandoned Infant Scams Store Clerk In Robbery

Susan was a mother of 2 who worked in a convenience store to make ends meet. She did not mind the work, except when she had to go to the restroom at night. She had to use the same restroom as the customers, which was detached from the main store. Mos

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

Stock Promotion

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getprofits.biz: Never Pay to Sign-up for Online Job Offers

getprofits.biz - Never Pay to Sign-up for Online Job Offers

Organ Transplant Scams

Issues with organ transplant in China, Pakistan and India

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

An Introduction To Ebay Motors

Even those who don't use the internet have heard of ebay by now; and anyone interested in cars or vehicles of any kind should by now have heard of ebay motors. Just as Ebay made the weekly search of newspaper classified ads and free listings magazine

Is this a Scam: EZ Wealth Solution

Is this a Scam - EZ Wealth Solution

Make Your Money Online With An Affiliate Program

There are many good ways to make extra money online, but one way that stands out, at this time in internet history, is affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing, you search for and join an excellent affiliate program, and essentially help your me

Economic Meltdowns In Various Financial Sectors

Unfortunately, the economic meltdown is going to create some far reaching side effects that will be primarily negative in nature Consumer confidence is low, sales in every sector are down, and people

How Blogs Keep You Updated On New Information

For most people with the internet, the local news just doesn't cut it for us anymore. We want personal, in depth stories that most local news broadcasts aren't willing to cover. Or maybe you like knowing what's going on locally but you hate having to

Running A Home Based Business Can Be Lucrative

Home-based businesses account for over 400 billion dollars a year in income. Over 150 million people in North America alone now operate some type of business endeavor. Home-based sewing businesses are becoming increasingly popular as more people are

10 Tips for Better Seller Representation

As Realtors, our fiduciary relationship with our clients requires a high level of good faith, loyalty and confidentiality. We have a duty to protect our clients' best interests. Here are some tips to improve the representation of your seller client

How And Why You Should Optimize You Website

With an estimated 175 billion users online, and with 90 percent of those being search engine users, website marketing is more crucial to your business than ever before. The main goal is getting those visitors to your website and, once there, getting

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