Category Archives: Scams

Telemarketers pay him per minute of his time

When we read the original story on BBC we couldn’t believe it. A gentleman by the name of Lee Beaumont setup a pay-per-minute line, known as 0871 line in U.K, and advised telemarketers that called to call him back on the 0871 number … Continue reading

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Dial Through Fraud | Information and Prevention

Just recently, a new scam has surfaced but several business establishments including small enterprises were already victims to it. This latest scheme is called Dial Through Fraud (DTF). As the name implied, the hackers find networks that are easily compromised … Continue reading

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Tips on how to avoid becoming victim of a scam

There are three things that you can do in order not to fall victim to phones scams. 1. Never cooperate: This is the most important piece of advice. If you do not cooperate with the caller, there’s almost 0 chance … Continue reading

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Slamming Scam Still Baffles Consumers

It seems like there is always something on the market when it comes to trying to take advantage of the consumer. One of these new scams is called SLAMMING. This is illegal and occurs when your traditional telephone carrier is … Continue reading

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Consumers Are Warned To Watch Out For Solicitation Calls In The Name Of Charity

The National Center for Charitable Statistics recently reported that 1.5 million non-profit organizations exist in the US today. Even if a person is listed on the “Do Not Call” list, they are allowed to make solicitation calls. Unfortunately, this claims … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Call Forwarding Scams

An old type of swindle that has returned to the marketplace is called the “CALL FORWARDING SCAM”. This type of fraud seems so reasonable it is easy for the victim to be taken advantage of. There are several different examples … Continue reading

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Joplin Missouri Disaster Brings Out Scammers

When a national disaster strikes there is a lot to think about. You have to think about your health and safety as well as your family, property, home, car, and everything in it. The last thing you would expect to … Continue reading

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Wrong Charges Return Scam

It seems the more research that is done into wrongful charge return scams, the more variety can be found. More and more people are being told that they are owed money due to wrongful charges. They are then asked to … Continue reading

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Free Credit Report | How to Weed out Scam Sites

For the majority of adults, the importance of maintaining a good credit history and score is well-understood. How to acquire that information without paying, however, can be difficult. The law states that everyone is entitled to a free annual credit … Continue reading

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MagicJack recorded Message, the good the bad and the ugly

Although MagicJack may seem like a great solution to costs associated with phone service, it does not come without problems of its own.  Basically, the way the system works is that the device is plugged into a computer USB port … Continue reading

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