Archive for June, 2010

Email Scams: Always There

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

For a long time, we have told you all about varying types of email scams whether they be the one we are all familiar with, the Nigerian 419 Scam, or the not so familiar FBI Scam.  In response to a few questions about email scams, we will dissect how they really work, and how to [...]

Lottery Scam

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

There was recently an interesting lottery scam.  Unlike your garden variety e-mail lottery scam.  This one involved more of a raffle.  Except that in the end nothing was won, and refunds had to be given.  Ironically this is where you need that refresher course on the garden variety winning ticket scam, or winning lottery scam, [...]

Internet Scam Check

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

This is one of those things that practically writes itself.  In fact, a simple search with the word scam will more often than not tell you everything you need to know.  Just one thing.  You cannot trust everything you read.  There are people out there with a bone to pick.  Those people may have valid [...]

Car Warranty Scams

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Car warranty scams are one of the new scams to look out for.  And unlike other scams a car warranty scam is actually quite easy to protect yourself from.  What the warranty companies promise to do is protect you in case an expensive part on your car breaks.  They will step in like Superman, and [...]

Oil Spill Scams

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

No, we are not talking about spilling salad dressing on your pants like a certain global PR person.  We are talking about scams arising from the ongoing tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico.  We will discuss some of those scams and how you can avoid them.  One thing you will notice is that some of [...]

Which Work At Home Jobs Are Scams?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Now this particular topic is far more difficult than it sounds, because this really comes down to what you consider work at home, and how much debt you are willing to take on.  Granted there are those that are really scams, but there are many that require a lot of effort and money on your [...]