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Monthly Archives: March 2013

What is Scambaiting?

Reading Time: 2 minutesScambaiting is purposefully engaging in email correspondence with advance fee scammers, while being fully aware of the scam, and never intending to be a real victim. We’ve all received advance fee fraud scam emails. Some are phony lottery wins, some are requests for help with a large fund of money, supposedly from a widow or […]

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Recovery Scams: Scammers strike twice!

Reading Time: 2 minutesRecovery scams further victimize scam victims. Advance fee fraudsters will drain every penny they can from you, and then some, often pushing you into debt. Fortunately, victims sometimes become aware that they are involved in a scam, and stop paying. The road to recovering from a scam can be difficult, both emotionally and financially. A […]

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Internet Scams, a Global Issue

Reading Time: 2 minutesJust who are these scammers out to scam?  Anyone and everyone!.   It’s a common misconception that internet scammers target wealthy, elderly, Western victims for their scams.  While these types of people are targeted, they aren’t the only ones.  Scammers are after anyone they think they can get money out of – regardless of nationality, […]

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Black Money or Wash Wash Scam

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Black Money or Wash Wash scam is probably one of the strangest advance fee fraud formats in existence, but recent years have seen it coming back into play to extend existing frauds. In this form it poses a severe threat to a victim who has already been terribly mistreated. Origins of the Black Money […]

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What is Phishing?

Reading Time: 2 minutesphish•ing noun \ˈfi-shiŋ\ : a scam by which an e-mail user is duped into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly What is Phishing? You have probably received a phishing email. These are emails asking you to confirm your information, and often provide a link to a phishing website to do […]

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Scam Victims are not alone

Reading Time: 3 minutesScam Victims are not alone. There are a quite a few resources out there that can and will help you find your way through the maze of twists and turns that quite often the scammers wants to lead you through.  Understanding what they are trying to do to you is half the battle won. Internet scammers are […]

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Scammers Recruiting Money Mules

Reading Time: 2 minutesScammers recruit victims to work as money mules. Many people have become aware of internet fraud and are wary about sending money to Nigeria, or other places in West Africa. Sending money to someone in your own country may not raise the same red flags. Scammers also need ways to receive the proceeds of their scams without […]

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Fake & or Fraudulent Websites

Reading Time: 2 minutesFake & or fraudulent websites: A brief introduction: Fake & or Fraudulent websites come in a staggering variety, but what exactly makes them fraudulent websites, and how are these websites used? Scammers set up fake websites to perpetuate their scams. The presence of a website often makes their scams more believable to victims. The most […]

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Advance Fee Fraud – 10 Misconceptions

Reading Time: 3 minutesAdvance Fee Fraud, the low down! Many people now recognize advance fee fraud emails. We know enough to steer clear of them, and even warn others about them. A lot of people, however, have misconceptions about how advance fee fraud actually works.   Here are 10 Misconceptions about advance fee fraud: 1. Scammers ask for […]

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Do NOT report a Scammer’s Email Address!

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur advice is that you do not report a scammer’s email address! Seems counter-intuitive, right? You’ve received a scam email in your inbox. Or worse, perhaps you’ve been scammed out of some of your hard-earned money! Of course you’re angry. You want to strike back, so you decide that you can stop the scammer by […]

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