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The term "Internet fraud" generally refers to any type of fraud scheme that uses one or more online services to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the scheme. Internet fraud can take place on computer programs such as chat rooms, e-mail, message boards, or Web sites. (from Wikipédia)

Internet scams are a very serious problem and are increasing in number and "quality", and the numbers of scams, money lost, and people scammed are growing dramatically every day, destroying homes, lives and families. Although there are no accurate statistics on Internet fraud, experts all agree that numbers are staggering.

We are aware that there sites talking about this subject but is never too much talk about it, don´t be silent or ashamed. Telling others is the best weapon against scammers. There are so many kinds of scams. We decide to make this blog to give our contribution and help people protect themselves against Internet frauds. I worked in a internet dsl help desk center and I was astonished how people fall in scams so easily. Internet like everything in life has 2 aspects, positive and negative. It seems people are aware of the positive things like communication, research, buying and so many other points, but in what concerns the dangers as far as we can see people are not aware of it. So we will try to give you some guidance and don´t forget always use common sense.

Never believe in internet "miracles" to be millionaire is some days, or to find the women of your dreams in a week and so on.

I also was scammed with pay to click websites: clicking hours and hours in advertisements for months and more than 90 per cent of that sites never send me the money for my efforts, what a waste of time...but this kind of scams we may say are small type, with no other consequences more than wasting time, but there are others well so serious that a person can have problems with the law or lost a fortune for example.

I will publish my own experiences in detail about it. So if you were scammed and want to publish your story just let us know we will publish it here for all to know and prevent someone to fall in the same scheme.

It seems common sense and talk about it this way is the best way to fight against scammers.

Scams: frauds, dating scams, email scam, online, credit card frauds, indentity theft and son many other types....

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FBI E-mail Alert Scam

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This is another in a series of e-mail scams Don't believe it Keep your money ... email scams FBI alert "email scams"

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Internet Home Business Opportunities Scams

Scam Listings For 900+

Flash Animation www.makecashnow.biz Home Business Membership Website now offers a list of over 900 online internet home business opportunity and work at home scams, frauds, cons, and rip-offs. Internet Home Business Scam Categories include: Scam Business Owners/Scam Gurus, Email/Domain/Rebate Processing Jobs, Data Entry Typing/Type At Home Programs, Get Paid Taking Surveys Programs, Private Cash Gifting Activity Programs, Auto Surf/Paid Surfing Programs, Online Investment Schemes, Internet Marketing Schemes, Stuffing Envelopes/Mailing Flyers Schemes, HYIP/High Yield Investment Plan Programs, Real Estate Investing Courses, Paid To Shop/Home Shopping Jobs, Network Marketing, MLM/Multi-Level Network Marketing, Home Business Opportunity Programs and Forex - Trading Systems / Trade Strategies. The Largest listing of work from home and home based business scams on the internet!

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Identity Theft summary

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Basic Guide and a Summary on Identity Theft

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is a crime in which a certain person uses another person's information or identity in ways that involve fraud or deception, typically for their economic gain. They do this by using someone else identity instead of providing the correct and real information for their identities. And because of this actions the person, whose identity was wrongfully used by others, will suffer from financial hardships.
Today, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. All people whose identity is in the hand of other people are all at risk of identity theft, so basically, everyone is at risk. That is why identity theft protection is very useful nowadays.
In the United States alone, an average of 27,000 people is being pilfered of their identities daily. And according to studies made by the Identity Theft Resource Center, for every second a person's identity is being stolen. And for every three seconds, a person's identity would be exposed to thieves.

There are different types of identity theft, giving enough reason for everyone to get identity theft protection. Here are the different types of identity theft:

The first is the Driver's License Identity Theft. In this manner of stealing someone's identity, the victim can be subjected to traffic violations he did not permit.

The second is Credit Identity Theft. Here the theft uses someone else's personal information to acquire loans, and thus leaving the victim paying bills for the loans he or she is not enjoying.

The third type of identity theft and third reason to get identity theft protection is the Social Security Number Identity Theft. Using another person's Social security Number, the thief would apply for a job. The thief would get the salary for that job, but the victim would be the one to pay for the taxes.

The fourth is the Medical Identity Theft. The thief would use another person's identity for consultations, prescriptions, and treatments, in other words, the victims insurance would be used by the thief, making the victim to lose his or her insurance coverage.

Lastly is the fifth type of identity theft and another reason to get identity theft protection is the Character Identity Theft. In this type of identity theft involves crimes. The person, whose identity was used, will be subjected to subpoena and will be charged of crimes he or she did not commit.
And in addition to these types of identity theft everyone should be aware of, everyone should also be aware that the most common way of identity theft is through the internet.

Downloaded files like documents, attachments and applications are sometimes filled with viruses. These viruses are released to your computer when the downloaded files are accessed or opened.
Besides the internet, everyone should also be vigilant with phishing mails or fraud phone calls because these are also used to steal one's identity. And having an identity theft protection secures you from being a victim or identity theft. Identity theft protection can be simple tips everyone could use to protect themselves against identity theft.

One tip is to update your anti virus software. Because most cases of identity theft occur online, having your antivirus software up to date is a good precaution against identity theft. Another tip is to filter phishing mails by confirming with the company if they really are asking you personal information by phone calls to their official hotlines.

There are a lot of tips that a person could use against identity theft, and all are found in the internet.

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Protection From Phishing Scams

Phishing is an illegitimate method of extracting the personal and other financial details of a person.

Basically, it is a process of tricking a person on the internet to retrieve their banking passwords, bank accounts, phone number, credit card details, etc.

Phishing is one of the fastest growing crimes on the internet today.

The scammers behind these phishing emails are looking to trick you into replying with the information I mentioned. If they catch you out then it could cost you a small fortune.

There are, of course, laws against such crimes but those behind them are often difficult to track down.

There are variations of phishing, known as pharming and vishing, but the message sent via email is still the most commonly used tactic.

If you receive an email which says it is from your bank and that you need to verify your account details, or something similar from your credit card company, then you need to step back and consider whether it is genuine or not.

Legitimate companies, such as banks, Amazon and eBay, never, ever, ask their customers to reveal their passwords via email communication.

The links within phishing emails tend to link to sites which mimic the ones they are supposed to be.

Of course such sites are fake - they won't begin with 'https' and will certainly not be secure in any way, shape or form.

Moreover, the format of the email is very generic whereas the reputed organization always refers to you with your customer id number in their emails.

If you want to keep yourself safe from phishing emails then you just need commonsense - read emails carefully and never click on links unless you are sure of where they will lead you.

However, installing pop up blockers and spam filters in your browser is yet another step you can follow.

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If you were a victim of any kind of scam, please just let us know...You can help others by doing this. It is simple leave as a comment or report by Contact form, is perfectly safe. You can send us your story in a private or anonymous way.

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Internet scams are a very serious problem and are increasing in number and "quality", and the numbers of scams, money lost, and people scammed are growing dramatically every day, destroying homes, lives and families. Although there are no accurate statistics on Internet fraud, experts all agree that numbers are staggering.

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