Archive for February, 2012

Fraudulent Sweepstakes Prize Scam: Not Everyone Is A Winner!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Sometimes we enter contests to win some cool prizes or even some money. Now, if any money is won anywhere, you have to declare the prize amount and pay the taxes on it even if it is a vacation package. You would have to pay taxes regardless once your winning come in. Now, the way [...]

Fake Home Owner Document Scam: Show Them Where You Live

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Sometimes scammers go for a big pay off very fast and plan a con that could make them lots of money in a fast way. The Fake Home Owner Document Scam primarily targets non-English speaking families who are looking to buy a home for cheap in maybe a not so nice neighborhood. Now these scammers [...]

The Confidence Trick: Don’t Talk To Strangers

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Scams have been around since man figured out how to cheat his fellow man. Now, that’s is a very long time. Scams have also evolved over the ages but the simplest scam of all is the confidence trick. This trick actually got its name in the last 1800’s because swindlers would gain strangers’ confidence and [...]

Pump And Dump Stock Scam: Stick To The Basics!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

In this day and age, we are all trying to make a few extra bucks here and there. The stock market will always be an option, but you have to learn how to play the game or you could get taken for a lot of money. Sometimes the stock market is a slow burn and [...]

Valuation Scam: It Always Costs Money…Yours!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

When you open up a new business, you take a risky step. Not only do you have a new string of worries or stresses, but you also have to be aware of certain scams. Let’s say that your business is established and doing well. You may get a fax from someone saying that they can [...]