Category Archives: Scams

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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Travel Cruise Scam (fake vacation packages)

In a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission, scams involving travel have been found to be among the top ranked in complaints for the past several years.  These offers can come in many forms from entering a contest at … Continue reading

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Money Mule Scam Numbers on the Rise

Online Job Posting Fraud During the last 18 months a half billion dollars have been stolen through online job posting frauds. Unfortunately, the FBI, US Postal Service, FCC, FTC, and Internet Crime Complaint Center have been at a loss as … Continue reading

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Love Calculator Scam Breaks Hearts

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a new scam comes on the market that’s hard to believe. The problem with this one is that it targets younger consumers who are looking for love. Called the love calculator, or … Continue reading

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Sweepstakes Scam | Scammers Are the Only Winners

Most people have a tendency to be rather trusting. After all, life is hard enough without being paranoid about what other people might do to take advantage of you. But trust and caution are two totally different things. When Time, … Continue reading

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Repeat Scam Victims of the Recovery Scam

There are many scams on the market today, but one of the new ones, which is in direct response to individuals attempting to recover lost money, is one known as the “recovery room.” What’s most amazing is that those running … Continue reading

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Charity Donations Scam Statistics

One of the newest scams to develop over the past few years is related to fundraising efforts for those who have survived catastrophic events. Hurricane Katrina, the floods in Australia, and the devastating earthquake in Haiti left many families and … Continue reading

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War Dialer | Automatic Dialer – Why Do People Use Them?

War dialing, also known as auto dialing is an automated system that scans lists of telephone numbers in order to gain illegal entry into computerized systems.  Commonly used by crackers, hackers, and hobbyists, the object is to try to break … Continue reading

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