Archive for the 'Offline Scam' Category

Roommate Scams: Don’t Get Conned Out Of a Place to Live

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

So here’s a scenario. You’re looking for a room to rent. You see an ad for a room that sounds perfect. The “landlord” of the apartment asks you to send a deposit and the first months’ rent straight away. You haven’t seen the room but it sounds great − and you really [...]

The White Van Speaker Scam

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

The white van speaker scam is quite simple in its execution and has been around for a a few years now. Basically, a salesman is hired to peddle poorly-made, faux-name brand speakers from a van or truck. The speaker equipment is not only cheap and shoddy, but typically unable to [...]

Dialing For Diabetics Scams

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

If you know some people that stay home all day or are elderly and retired then you should tell them to watch out for this scam. The Dialing for Diabetics scam comes off as a real phone call to help give older people discounted medical equipment or to aid them with their medicine. ­
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Being Catfished: It’s A Thing Now

Monday, February 4th, 2013

There has been a lot of talk about being Catfished. The term originated from a documentary made called “Catfish” about a guy who falls in love through an online relationship and upon meeting the person sees that they are not who they pretended to be. In essence one party creates a fake online persona and [...]

Do Not Trust That Car For Sale

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

What is a curber? Well, the curbing scam is actually a person who sells a car the old fashioned way. They advertise in a local newspaper, leave the car out in the open with a phone number attached, or they leave a flyer at a super market.  Now, this used to be the way to [...]

Scams Of The Future…Today!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The more technology grows, the more scams there will be in the future and even in the present. This past year has given us lots of great technology but scammers see that as another means to meet their devious ends. 2013 just means another year of upgrades and another year of having to train yourself [...]

Dangerous Holiday Downloads: Slaying Your Computer

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

If you’re on the computer this holiday season looking for the best deals or just enjoying the merriment then you may get holiday emails or pop ups that offer you a unique holiday theme for your computer or holiday message or even a sweet holiday screen saver. In a lot of cases these seemingly harmless [...]

Black Friday Scam: Don’t Get Your Turkey Basted!

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

It’s that time of year again. A time to fill up on Turkey and all sorts of delicious goodies. A lot of people like to score deals the Friday after Thanksgiving because it has become known as Black Friday, where you can get great deals on all your holiday gifts. Every year people line up [...]

The Bar Scam: Check Please!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

As a responsible adult you may want to go out and have yourself an adult beverage on occasion. Sometimes, you may also be looking for more than drinks and want to try your luck with the opposite sex. Now, this scam goes for a man or a woman and it could cost you more than [...]

Secret Shopper Secret Detective Scam!

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The holidays will be upon us sooner than you know it and that means that the scammers are warming up their hands for your money. The holidays are when this particular scam gets extremely popular and that is the Secret/Detective Shopper Scam. Now, this scam could leave you paying for more than you bargained for.
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