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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,...

New York Times Fooled by Mexican Populist Demagogue

In 2006 Mexico averted what would have been a disaster for Mexico, the United States and Latin America. Felipe Calderon of the PAN party narrowly defeated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador or AMLO of the PRD party in one of the closest and most amazing n

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...

Warning: Do not buy Apple IPAD from unknown source with high search ranking

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

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

Complaint on Pandora-DIY – Updated

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

Is this a scam?

If you ever found our site while checking if you just received a scam, then the answer is “Yes”. What else do you think you can find at HotScams.com? Perfect, well-proven, get-rich-quick schemes, or that million dollar from some dead people are real and...

Are You Aware Of Adsense Click Fraud?

Many web site owners are getting their Google Adsense account terminated when they have done nothing wrong to deserve the punishment. Considering the money that they are getting from Adsense, they would certainly want to get back into it. Consideri

Textual Images of Iraq

In a recent article, Dr. Amaal V.E. Tokars writes, "American citizens receive many images about the war/occupation in Iraq on a daily basis. These images are presented to citizens through various mediums in print, radio, and in television. These medi

UK OFT: Forward Scam Mails to help with investigations

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

Canada: Safeway Grocery Store employee saves a grandmother from distress scam

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

Who is the real winner in a lottery scam?

We have always told people that all the lottery winnings on email are scams. But have you ever wondered the people who are playing these “online lottery” or “emailed lottery programmes” for real, and would in fact, win real lottery money for...

Top Countries in Producing Counterfeit U.S. Currency

The United States Secret Service was established in the 19th century at the end of the American Civil War to try to put an end to making counterfeit money when approximately one-third to one-half of all the currency flooding the nation's market was f

SOS!! I need help!!

One of our readers dropped us a note: —-Quote—- ]]> Subject: pepsi company prize notification 2007 “I think I have been scammed IM WORRIED about identity theft I RECEIVED email saying i won 500,000 british pounds and i emailed some of my personal...

The Good and The Bad

We had a short break and will resume the updates on our site very soon. Nevertheless, I don’t think anyone who is new to the various scams would ever be scammed if similar ones come along with different storyline. For example, 419 scams, fake checks, lottery...

A Review of the World Wide Scam Network

If you are getting involved in the world of network marketing, one thing that you know you need is good information Good information is surprisingly hard to come by on the internet and sometimes it s

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

Year Profit and HYIP

yearprofit HYIP scam

Hotscams Website Traffic Update

I was browsing the web when I found this analysis of the traffic for hotscams.com. We are not quite sure if the data is accurate, but its interesting: Extracts:“This site reaches approximately 17,651 U.S. monthly uniques. The site is popular among a...

Warning! Toxic Children’s Jewelry

There was a similar news sometime ago with products from China. In this case, the report points to Rhode Islands. The chemical is Cadmium, which is worse than lead. It is known to be a carcinogen (cancerous) as well as a neurotoxin.

Adding New Scam Header

We will be adding a new header, where applicable, to our new scam publishes to indicate the type of scam. This is because there are always people asking if a “mail” is a scam even after we publish them in the specific scam category. One example is shown in...

Back to the Future

Now that all my articles are “back to the future” (from 1969 – 2008), we can continue to update our website soon. When we search the web and read our site submissions, we thought that the scam industry is not going to shrink any time sooner. In fact,...

Fame Index rises for Paris Hilton

Slow publish lately probably because we are tracking this. We have already predicted in our earlier blog about the increase in fame after Paris Hilton goes into 45-days jail sentence. Whether or not she planned for it, this is going to make her famous....

Buying votes?

As we know, paying for votes in presidential election is illegal. How about getting paid to promote an article or stories? We won't sell that, but this is what this website is doing for submitters at Digg.com.Community rating and recommendation has b

Getting Your Home Business Up And Running

Affiliate programs have been a great way to make money online since the Internet took off. But, sometimes, finding the best affiliate program can be a hassle. Affiliates are online "word of mouth" referrals and can increase the amount of money you ma

3 Tips To Avoid 99% of Spyware & Adware

Spyware and Adware issues are now extremely common amongst Internet users. CNN recently reported that over 90% of all Internet users worldwide have some form of spyware / adware on their PC's right now. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you t

Fake Check Scam Targets Job Seekers

Fake Check Scam Targets Job Seekers

Computer Utilities Created For Cyber Law

Many computer users strive to keep their hard drives clean of unwanted files and photographs that are unsuitable for young people. With the computer utilities created to meet Cyber Law enforcement, people are now able to manage their file systems in

Starting Up Your Own Online Business Is A Good Idea

Starting up an internet business is a good idea, but designing a business model is where the actual risk lies. You might even have a good business model with sure fire ideas but still it requires a lot of confidence to start up your own business. Sta

Attraction Marketing Delivers Pre Qualified Web Site Traffic

If you are one of the majority of people who lack focus in your business then get yourself a network marketing mentor.You need to develop a long term mindset in network marketing. On paper, it looks most appealing and it's the one mesmerizing aspe

Forensic Files Used To Enforce Cyber Law

For every illegal activity that can be associated with a computer, there is a good chance that there are people who have created forensic files used to enforce a Cyber Law that will stop that illegal activity from occurring. Some of the forensic file

Start an Internet Business from Home

Within this article today on creating and starting an online business, we are going to look at different ways of creating an online business for you. There are many different online businesses that you can start but most of them come down to three b

Moving Scams

moving house scams

How To Choose Your Own Road To Success

Currently, there are thousands of online enthusiasts who are taking the plunge and joining the community of affiliate marketers. With e-commerce booming, and the internet dominating the business world, becoming an affiliate marketer can be a very wis

Financial Aid Scams

Financial Aid Scams

Malaysian Datuk in MLM scam

MLM Scam

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

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

Having ATM Withdrawal Symptoms?

Katherine was a 19 year old freshman at large university out west. She was a busy young person who wanted to become an engineer when she graduated. She worked partime in an establishment near campus to take care of her extra expenses. She routinely

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

Unborn Used To Steal Truck

Austin is a thirty five year old tow truck driver in a midsize city. His job brings him in contact with all kinds of people. He enjoys his work. It provides a good living for his family and he gets the chance to help people. Calls for his service can

FBI Seeking To Wire Tap Internet

419 scam,fbi

How did you know a scammer posted a comment?

We deleted a comment at the MustUniversity.com thread. 1) He tries to post illogical comments to suggest that it is not a scam, with no evidence or concrete facts. 2) He tries to have a “chat” with another scammer in the same comment thread. We already...

Scam Site Listing

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

Comments and Forum Posting Guidelines

These guidelines will be placed in this blog post for now. Forums has been closed off for now. What will be deleted: 1) Claim that XXXXXXXXXX company is a scam, with no further details, reports or reference. 2) All sorts of spams. 3) Sarcastic remarks saying that you...

Scams and Recession

The frequency of Scams tend to rise during a recession, mainly because there is a growing new group of people who are short of money and dreaming of making quick bucks. There will be more online scams including the usual 419 scams, lottery and love scams. On the other...

Hot Scam: Hotmail Phishing

Hot Scam: Hotmail Phishing

My Apologies

After running through the scam mails over the months, we found dozens of scam submissions that should have been posted here at hotscams.com. We have been busy for months, and this site was down for various reasons including just some backend hiccups just hours ago. If...

Performing Routine Anti-Virus Scan

Although I am usually careful with my mails, surfing habits, and installed the latest anti-virus + anti-spam + anti-phishing + anti-spyware + world class software firewall on my PC, that does not stop all the virus from getting inside my harddisk. During a routine...

What on earth is Pigeon Drop Scam?

The pigeon drop scam is another "pay money to get money" scam, but slightly different from the 419 scams which started before the 90s. The basic tactic remains the same - the scammer lures the victim to part with his/her own cash, in order to receive

Investment Scam: LiteForex.Org

We received a question about this website, which we would like to seek opinions. "LiteForex offers revolutionary trading technology for beginner traders, and lets you start trading in the Forex market depositing just ONE DOLLAR! Your deposit appears

Scam School: Blow Hard Scam

We surrender to scams. Now take a break and learn how to scam from scam school. They have various levels of mastery from Beginners introductory course to a diploma. A degree or PHD (permanent head damage) is also possible at degree or diploma mills w

Regarding Authors and Submissions

We have been receiving quite a number of scam reports but we are overwhelmed with the numbers. Some of you have even sent via Comments form in the hope that your submissions will be approved for public release. In order to shorten the time and ease our workload, we...

Rogue Agents – UK

This website reports scams related to buying, selling and improving a house. Based on real experiences, this site is worth a visit when]]> you are seeking the variations of real estate scams. Visit Rouge Agents...

Phone Swindling Scam

Phone Swindling Scam

Investigation of Online Puppy Scams

news on pet scams

Ok, this one is from the Central Bank of Nigeria

Central Bank of Nigeria 419 scams

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

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

Beware of street thief!

duck thief and scam

Is this a Scam: The Real Mouse

Is this a Scam: The Real Mouse

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

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

Wowowee Controversy or Scam

Wowowee Scam

Submitted Reports for Mar 2010

We are opening up a new article thread for visitors to submit reports for Mar 2010, as a comment to this article below. For further information, guidelines, etc, please check out the category where this will be filed at "Submit Reports". Note th

Making Money Online Can Be Easy

While selling products and advertising are very legitimate methods for creating an income with the internet, most people dont even consider a much more effective method for making money on the internet, which is by selling their own services. Now s

eBay lookalike phishing email

ebay phishing scam July 2007

Hot Scams: Door-To-Door Scams

Hot Scams: Door-To-Door Scams

Anti-Scam Slides

Not quite fun and interesting but nonetheless a fine summary of what we promote here...

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

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

Watch out for common street scams and thief!

Watch out for common street scams and thief