Archive for the 'Online Scam' Category

Art Scams: Don’t Fall For Them

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

It’s unfortunate, but in today’s world hardworking artists are increasingly being targeted in internet scams. A struggling artist wants nothing more than to be “discovered” too, which makes this scam all the more devastating once they realize they’ve been swindled. The scam itself is simple.You receive an email from an admiring collector and wealthy buyer [...]

Paying Advanced Fees For Guaranteed Loan or Credit Card Scam

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Ever thought about applying for a pre-approved loan or a credit card that oddly enough asked for an up-front fee? If you have then it’s important to ask yourself why any bank in its right mind would do that. If you think about it though, you will soon realize that this is nothing but [...]

Online Coupon Scams: Deals Too Good To Be True!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

We want to preface this by saying that it is possible to find great deals on the internet with the use of coupons. However, many times coupon offers are simply too good to be true and people can get easily scammed in the process. Say for example, you come across an online offer for a [...]

Fake Car Auction Buyer Scam

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

In recent years, it isn’t uncommon to hear about people getting swindled when trying to sell their car via online auction through websites like eBay. In fact, according to the FTC, the most frequently reported type of internet fraud occurs on auction sites. It is imperative to remember that if you are selling [...]

Video Game Tester Scam

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

You’re perusing through online job postings when you come across an ad from a company looking for new game testers. The title reads “Video game tester”, which is something that will definitely catch your attention.Not only would you get to do what you love, but you’d get paid to do it too! The [...]

Jury Duty Scam: Don’t Fall For It

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

So the scam is simple. The will phone ring, you answer, and the caller then will identify himself as a court officer. He will claim that you failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant has been issued for your arrest. You, in turn, will state that you received no such notice. In [...]

Spoofed Wi-Fi Hot Spot Scam

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you having a frozen beverage poolside? That’s fine by us — but you might want to avoid any pineapples in your drink. In hacker-speak, a “pineapple” is any device that creates a fake wi-fi hotspot that gives off the appearance of a legitimate one. Scammers will give the name of the hotspot [...]

Online Casino Scams

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Every month, Americans spend a small fortune playing online games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and other casino games. While there are no federal laws against them, (although they are illegal in some states) many banks and credit card companies are effectively preventing the transfer of money directly to online gaming sites. In addition to [...]

Online Pharmacy Scams

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

You may ask yourself whether or not buying drugs online without a prescription is legal. The answer is definitely not. There is no grey area about it. According to the FDA, it is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to sell prescription drugs [...]

Oil and Gas Scams: Don’t Let Fossil Fuels Be Your Downfall!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Due to the massive fluctuations in the price of oil and gas in recent years, there have been a rash number of scams to try and get people to invest in fake oil and gas companies. There have also be fraudulent offerings of investments tied to natural gas, wind and solar energy, as [...]