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A List of Active Scams (to be wary of)

Yesterday’s article prompted a reader to ask,

Q: Do u know of any good sites that list all latest known scams?

A: I don’t think there is any one particular “master list” of the latest fraud, rip off, scam, bogus websites, etc., fly-by-night companies, etc., but there are resources the smart consumer should be aware of. Here are just a few: (not necc. in order of import.)

1) Snopes

The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

2) Current Top 10 List of Scams and Frauds

Find out what the latest scams are on the internet, in your mail or on your phone.
There is loads of free fact sheets, guides and links to reporting authorities.

3) Consumer Frauds and Scams | USA.gov

Tips to help you avoid scams and fraud. How to Protect Yourself Against
Consumer Frauds and Scams. Banking and ATM Frauds Protect your money
from

And to give you some idea of just how GIANT a task compiling such a list would be … (as well as being perhaps the main ‘bookmark this’ page offered here today..)

4) Internet Scams List: A – Z

There are many internet scams including career, employment, unemployment,
education, business, visa, and other scams. Here’s an A – Z of the most common …

I’m going to have to look into this more.. and I welcome any reader suggestions for answering the reader’s question.

Oh. Yes. Almost forgot. The Better Business Bureau maintains a list of scams.

Don’t get hooked by a scam. Check our list of scams from across North America.

I have to go sulk now. Microsoft just switched my “classic” Hotmail to the new “Outlook.com” mail, and I absolutely hate it. Trouble is.. I’m not aware of any good webmail to switch to.. they all have issues. The day where I go off the grid may be coming sooner than planned.

Hey, Microsoft? *Thank* you!

Hey, Microsoft? *Thank* you!

[ In case you didn't know the lingo.. when you see an * asterisk before and after a word, it signals that the author cannot print the word they really want to use.. so use substitution. Example: "*Rats*. I just stepped in some dog *stuff*!" ]

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March 29, 2013 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, how to, Internet, Internet scam | , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. There are a lot of scams out there, but that’s a very thorough list of resources you provided.

    Comment by David | March 31, 2013 | Reply

    • David,
      Thank you.

      I started clicking links in the USA.gov one — and was impressed at just how many more resources there are!

      Comment by techpaul | March 31, 2013 | Reply


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