Archive for April, 2010

Report E-Mail Scams

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Normally we focus on scams that we fall for.  But in this blog post we will focus more on fighting back.  After all, the best defense is a great offense.  If you attack them at the heart, they will cease to exist.
With e-mail scams you will always be running a risk in opening any email [...]

Poetry Scam

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Remember when our parents took our first poems and put them on the fridge?  It was a crowning achievement for us in our young life.  Capitalizing on that are companies that will offer to put your poems into an anthology.  And that is where the scam comes into play.
What usually happens is that you submit [...]

Foreclosure Rescue Scam

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Foreclosure.  It is a dirty word.  A word which we do our very best to avoid even noticing.  It is also a word that haunts the dreams of Americans who wake up in the morning with the decision to either pay their mortgage or put food on the table.  Nobody should ever have to make [...]

Money Making Scams

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The majority of posts so far have dealt with money making scams in some way.  And we have dealt with these scams and tried to explain how to avoid them.  Yet despite the amount of scams we may cover, it is important to know how to deal with these scams before they ruin you.
Step 1: [...]

Weight Loss Scam

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Losing weight can be one of the most difficult things for people to do.  It requires not only patience, but discipline too.  All of which have to be maintained over the long haul.  There are lots of people out there promising shortcuts.  And you know what? They are wrong.  Not even gastric bypass surgery can [...]

Nigerian Scams

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The need to write on Nigerian scams after all these years tells you how trusting we are.  It should also tell you that we should always be on the lookout for suspicious emails. Now on to the scam.
Nigerian Scams will usually follow a script.  Most of them, if not the overwhelming majority of them, will [...]

Charity Scams

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

As the title suggests, there are people in this world that will scam others out of their hard-earned money using the guise of being a charity.  When a tragedy happens we hate to see people suffer and we open up our wallets to those in need.  But we cannot always be sure of where that [...]

Breaking Dawn Scam

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Breaking Dawn is the third movie in the Twilight Saga.  Or so some companies would have you believe.  Fraudulent e-mails have been sent out advertising for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.”  These emails have been accompanied by ads populating popular Twilight fan websites.
Taking advantage of keyword searches these sites speak of roles where no experience [...]

Winning Bidder Scam

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

With a lot of auctions, you will find some great deals.  A lot of which for a deep discount on what the product will usually retail for.  99% of the time, you will be getting a great deal.  It is that 1% that you have to be wary of. However, the scammers will not be [...]

Pyramid Schemes And Scams

Monday, April 12th, 2010

A friend of my brother once decided to join a pyramid scheme.  The objective was to sell second-rate merchandise, and a cut of the profits would be passed up the chain.  The higher up the chain you were, the more money you got, because you will have recruited that many more people.
My brother’s friend would [...]