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A new scam is targeting married people around the nation this week with the intention of blackmailing. Crooks have begun sending personalized letters via snail mail in which they say this: read more

Let's take a look at all the scams, loopholes, and tricks that revolve around Uber. See how the scams work and protect yourself. read more

There is a new epidemic going around these days in regards to smartphones that are being sold by regular people on online platforms such as Craigslist, eBay, Kijiji, or Oodle. Here is how the scam works: read more

Before learning how to tell if a diamond is real, educate yourself about: diamond lighting tricks, lab created diamonds vs. real diamonds, certified vs. non-certified diamonds or GIA certified diamond engagement rings. read more

Criminals pose themselves as representatives of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), having nothing to do with the real organization - so beware! They are knocking door-to-door and give residents SERVPRO cards while asking for money. read more

If you are filling up your gas tank these days, be aware of your surroundings. If you think it cannot happen to you, watch this shocking theft at a gas station on video. read more

Whether you're looking for a good chimney sweep or a reputable chimney repair company, be careful about the latest scams. Watch the video in this article exposing the Chimney Sweep Scam. read more

The Stolen Purchase Scam can separate you from some very expensive items before you even have time to enjoy them. It works like this: two partners, one outside the store and one inside, wait for you to pass by. Watch the demo video in this article. read more

Beware of the New Security Company Scam, going around these days. Two men are knocking at your door claiming to be from your security company. Watch how the scam works here. read more

Beware of the Leather Jackets For Men on Sale scam, aka the Brand Name Clothes In The Parking Lot approach. Armani, Versace, Gucci and many other brands are the object of this scam. read more

This is the most dangerous scam going around this month. You find lottery scratch cards located on the grocery store stands. You pick one, scratch it, and bam! You win! Well, see how the scam works here. read more

Beware of the Tree Trimming Service scam happening these days, as questionable contractors may knock at your door to get your business. Watch the video in this article to see the scam exposed. read more

Whether you're looking for residential snow removal services or commercial ones, be aware of the Snow Plow scam happening this month, aka the Roof Snow Removal Service scheme or the Snow Plowing Services trick. read more

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There is no country in the world that has more beauty pageant scams than the United States. Advertised in all 50 states, shady be.. read more

Be aware of the Furniture Moving Companies scam, whether you're looking for interstate, national, residential, or commercial services. Watch the video here to see the Long Distance Movers scam exposed. read more

Be aware of the Lawn Care Services scam going on this month, exposed here with a video. It is also known as the Lawn Mowing Scam or Lawn Maintenance Service trick. read more

The Funeral Insurance or Final Expense Insurance scam comes to you in your mailbox. It is a fake burial insurance for seniors program, "approved" by the Government. read more

Every major city has been hit with fake devices that are attached by criminals to ATMs and the self-checkout lane machines located inside big stores such as Walmart, Safeway, or Asda. Watch the video posted here. read more

What if you look at your credit card statement and see a bigger amount than you remember charged for one of your purchases? It could happen at a bar, restaurant, or anywhere else you leave a tip. read more

This criminal activity is back on the top complaint lists, making the purchase of a RFID wallet a must as your credit card may be at risk. Here is a video with how the scam works and a Top 5 best RFID wallets. read more

People get lured into signing gym memberships after seeing a great advertised price. Watch the video in this article to see how the Gym Membership Add-Ons scam works. read more

The garage door remotes have become more sophisticated over time. This month, one of the biggest scams out there is the Emergency Garage Door Repair scam. (with video) read more

As you are enjoying a night out with your friends, a waitress comes up to your group and says that there has been tab mix-up with one of the tables from the other side of the bar. Watch the video here. read more

If you wonder how to quit smoking, be aware of the newest scam out there. A miracle product apparently works, doesn't. Watch the How To Quit Smoking scam video here. read more

Your water heater repair could cost you more than you expect. Beware of the Local Plumbers or Water Heater Replacement scam (with video)! read more

If you are locked out of your house or car, read this before calling anyone. Watch out for the Cheap Locksmith or 24 Hour Locksmith Scam. (with video) read more

Watch out for the latest scheme, the Heating And Air Conditioning Repair Service scam, aka the Furnace Repair Scam. Read here (with video). read more

The Cloned Debit Card scam has been marking an alarming growth lately. Read and watch the video here to educate yourself on how to avoid. read more

The air duct cleaning is necessary, but don't fall for high pressure tactics. Beware of the latest trap: the Air Duct Cleaning Services scam. (with video) read more

Cheap home security systems and fake products. One of the biggest scams around this month is the Home Security System or Alarm System scam. read more

Besides the traditional rip-offs when fictional drinks are added to your final bill, there are a few other tricks that bartenders pull when pouring your drinks. There are many scams out there, but today we are going to focus on seven of them. read more

How the scam works:
You and your partner decide to have a special night out. Choosing a nice classy restaurant, you pull into the lot when a nic read more

International Driving License Scam is aimed at newcomers, international students, or foreign workers in the United States. Crooks meet victims in pubs or at working centers and pose as representatives of any “vehicle registration office”. read more

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Being a Good Samaritan offers a lot of benefits. You get to help someone out who is in need. This makes you feel good, which is a read more

Rare Coins Collection. Here is a scam that targets collectors of all kinds. It is very sneaky and intelligently orchestrated that you might fall for it thinking you're doing the right thing. read more

This scam makes its rounds again hitting the small business owners or cashiers at coffee shops, juice franchises or convenience stores. It is called the PIN Pad Switch Scheme. How does the scam work? Watch the video in this article: read more

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Household owners are contacted with an offer to buy a product that will cut their water costs. The callers claim to be representa read more

Phony Gas Inspectors. If you live in Ontario, Canada - you may become a victim of this scam, which is very prevalent these days. Beware of fake TSSA – Technical Standards and Safety Authority impersonators! read more

Every time you are hospitalized you will receive a paper (or plastic) bracelet on your wrist. The bracelet is used to identify patients, but it also contains some personal info. Watch out for this scam! read more

When it comes to the new iPhone 5, prior its launch there were two notorious scams that made the headlines:  the “Test and Keep” text message read more

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Imagine you are shopping on a busy street. As you are walking, carrying your purchases, you see someone right besides you hop on read more

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Traveling is a wonderful and educational way to spend time. In fact, many people rate it as one of their favorite ways to spend t read more

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You’ve just had a long day of shopping at the mall and your arms are heavy with purchases as you make your way out the door int read more

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Imagine you are on vacation or walk in a park, having a lovely time with your significant other. As you are walking or sitting on read more

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Many people rate “watching television” as one of their favorite pastimes. With the preponderance of HDTV’s for sale today, read more

If you're looking into how to become a model, watch out for the latest trap out there, the Talent Representation or Baby Modeling Agencies Scam. (with video) read more

The top rated carpet cleaning companies out there will never lure you in with a hook. Beware of the Professional Carpet Cleaning Services scam (with video). read more

Don't become a victim of the Chinatown Blessing scam, occurring in many Asian neighborhoods across North America, especially in New York and San Franciso. Watch the video here. read more

Magazine subscribers oftentimes receive renewal solicitations disguised as bills from scammers. Read this article and educate yourself about the magazine subscription renewal! read more

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The government of the UK is warning residents to be on the lookout for “doorstep scammers” who are looking to take advantage... read more

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