Lottery Scam

Lottery scam is a popular variant of the 419 Scams (please take a look there). This is basically a fake lottery claiming that they have selected you (out of nowhere) from a huge lists of email addresses or names. You may be asked to pay a small sum of admin fees and provide your personal information, before you can claim the prize. This is targeted at greedy individuals who often feel that it is ok to depart with a small sum of “admin fees” of say “US$1,000 to US$5,000” in exchange for hundreds of thousands in prize award. The fact is that there is No real prize award waiting for you, after you pay the admin fees. Note that “admin fees” may be disguised in various forms, e.g. additional fees due to errors, transfer fees, legal fees, etc. The scammers just need to change these terms.




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

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

I have been scammed at job site and I need advice…

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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

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

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

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

Reply to letter on fake check

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Credit Card Scams: Encounters by a Pizzeria restaurant owner

Hi guys, we would like to share a scam by a visitor of our website (restaurant) owner, where she was nearly cheated in what we think is a credit card scam. Fortunately, she was quick to sense that there is something wrong here.

Internet Business for Sale

If you are buying a business from online listings, becareful of scams. The listing provider does not screen through all the postings of businesses for sale. In one particular example, we found a website called "retailhighstreet.com" with selling pric

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

Job and Fake Check Scam: Fake Abingdon Cockell Limited

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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

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

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

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

Dating Scam – Scammers Captured on Video?

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Fake Identity Scam Warning!

Fake Identity Scam Warning

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

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

Dating Scam: Match.com- “Annie Morgan” FAKE profile to try and scam your money!!!

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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

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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!

Buy Contacts of 400 US Billionaires

This guy is selling the contacts (office phone no. and address) of 400 US Billionaires, 2010 edition. You can buy the information for $1000 for 400 Billionaires contacts, or $600 for 200 contacts.

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

I did not buy that !?

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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

Recently Scammed by a Russian Girl

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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

Is this a scam: Buy $1million Dollar Home for As Low As $1,995!

Is this a scam: Buy $1million Dollar Home for As Low As $1,995!

The Cowboy Scam

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Investigation of Online Puppy Scams

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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

Phone Swindling Scam

Phone Swindling Scam