Tech – for Everyone

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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 |

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

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 “” 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


Word Of My Skill As An Investor Spreads To Malaysia

Dear Friend,

I am Mr Ibrahim  Mukaembe,i am the son of late Edward  Mukaembe who was the former minister of finance in Sierra Leone, my father died as a result of the war in my country and this made me to run to Malaysia as Refugee to seek political asylum.

Before my father’s death, he deposited the sum of $20,000,000 twenty million United States Dollars in Nico Security Finance Firm on my behalf which i did claim before i departed to Malaysia.
I managed to travel with the money to Malaysia and the money is currently in the office of the United Nations in Malaysia.

I urgently need to invest the money in any country where i can get a reliable assistant with a profitable business clue so that I and my two brothers can comfortably settle for a life.

In good faith,i would offer %30 of the money to you on receipt of your acceptance to assist me.

I urgently wish to have your response at ( or for me to know the best way to follow my days.

Yours Faithfully

Ibrahim  Mukaembe

Same e-mail twice?

Today’s free link(s): Widespread Harassment from Phony Debt Collectors Raises Concerns of Mass Data Breach

Scammers have Social Security and bank account numbers, home addresses and employer information

Arlington, VA – August 3, 2009Better Business Bureau is issuing a national alert today about phony debt collectors that are calling consumers nationwide and claiming that they have defaulted on a payday loan and will be arrested if they don’t pay immediately. Claiming to be lawyers, the scammers say they are with the “Financial Accountability Association” or the “Federal Legislation of Unsecured Loans” and are equipped with a disconcerting amount of personal information about their potential victims.

(I became aware of this item on Bill Mullins’ Daily Net News, which I read everyday as part of my morning routine.)

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August 7, 2009 Posted by | advice, Internet scam | , , , , , , | 2 Comments