Archive for March, 2010

Online Dating Scams

Friday, March 26th, 2010

These scams are a lot easier to come by then you would think.  But they are also much easier to figure out than some other scams, and they are also easy to prevent falling prey to.
How they work:
All it takes is a fake post, or a fake profile.  They will usually start off with some [...]

Social Media Impersonation Scam

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

This scam is an interesting one as it may involve the Social Media accounts of your friends.  Not necessarily your friends themselves, but someone who has hacked into their account.  You may also encounter somebody who wants to become your friend and sell you something.  Here are the details:
Hacked Account:
This scam is rather straightforward and [...]

Fuel Saving Scams

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

With the price of gas fluctuating on a daily basis, we have started to get desperate when it comes to saving gas.  With that comes the scammers selling you magic fluids or magic devices that can save you thousands of dollars.  Here are some things you should watch out for:
Fuel Additives:
The EPA has tested hundreds [...]

Beware the FBI E-Mail Scam

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Desperate for money? Don’t be so quick to cash that check.
Nowadays, as more people find themselves down on their luck, get rich schemes are getting more brazen. That includes impersonating the FBI.
Just a quick peak at your spam inbox will usually reveal a supposed letter from the FBI that will claim that you now [...]

Top 10 Scams from

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 is a website designed to help you, the public, identify all types of scams and schemes on and off the internet. We also try to help people distinguish between scams and actual deals by providing them with information on all the different types of scams and schemes that we here at hear about.
Here are [...]