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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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Look at this card for a few seconds. The card is a 5. Look carefully at the very first row of tiny arrows, at the top. If you cou read more


Fake Music Agency. Did you always dream of becoming a famous singer? Are you aware that you have talent but just can't break through? You really need to watch out for scammers, as these bogus companies pop up everywhere charging you an arm and a leg. read more


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Chances are you've played this game before at the carnival. Simply try to knock down the pyramid of six or more cans to win a pri read more


In the rebates business, the success of every campaign is measured by the amount of the rebates unclaimed. Some people think rebates are just a “leg read more


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You are in a mall or in an Internet café and a guy in a hurry, looking like a tourist (maybe carrying a back pack) approaches yo read more


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If you are a big fan of shopping in street markets you might come across a great offer for “magic cheese”. The vend read more


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Have you ever heard of anybody falling in love with a stripper? Yes, it happens all the time, by design. Dealing with people on a read more


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If you are a waitress working in a bar, you might come across this scam. A couple of guys will dine and drink at your table  read more


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(with video below) You are in need of a locksmith or plumber and find an ad for a technician advertising services for “only $25 read more


This might look as if it is taken from a mafia movie, but it happens around the world on a regular basis. Watch the video here to see the Black Money scam exposed. read more


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You are walking to a subway station or pass by a parking site. You see a sign. “Watch for your wallet. Pick pocketing in the ar read more


Looking for whole house water filtration systems? Watch out for these fake products. Beware of the Water Purification Systems or Home Water Filtration System scam. read more


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This scam proves to be incredibly lucrative fast. Scammers will go door to door selling so-called counterfeit pens to businesses, read more


Watch out for the Surprise Gift Basket Delivery scam, exposed here with a video. read more


Do you know how to tell real gold from fake? Watch the video here and beware of the Fake Jewelry For Sale scam, whether that's gold, silver, or platinum. Learn how to test gold! read more


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(with video below) You might not be the handyman kind of person, so you might find a needed appliance repairman through a flyer read more


The Rip Deal Scam involves jewelry and was depicted in the famous Matchstick Men movie, starring Nicolas Cage. See the scam works in the article and watch the movie trailer as well. read more


Exposing one of the most ingenious scams out there: the Jam Auction. The criminal "poses as a retail sales promoter, representing a manufacturer, distributor, or set of stores. Then he makes you buy junk and get super stoked about it. read more


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This is a mail fraud that is typically perpetrated on local restaurateurs. According to Wikipedia, "this scheme takes a receipt f read more


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(with video below) This is an old scam that still is perpetrated by criminals working in pairs. One of them is going into an expe read more


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The Glass Eye scam is a confidence trick. It is a variation of the Antique Resale one, as it requires several con men working tog read more


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(with video below) Don't get us wrong. There are many legitimate air duct cleaning services out there. However, many times questi read more


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(with video below) Federal Express (FedEx) and United Parcel Service (UPS) are the largest courier/delivery services in the world read more


Pet flippers are some of the worst kind of crooks, as they take away members of our families for their own personal motives. A pet flipper is a person who steals a beloved family pet, either directly from the owner or by responding to “pet found" ads read more


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(with video below) You're filling your gas tank and you're thinking of what you'll be doing next today. While you're finishi read more


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There is a new scam making its rounds nowadays involving property lines and boundaries. The targets of this fraudulent activity a read more


These days crooks can steal your PIN even if you cover your fingers when you press the keypad at any shopping store. How does the scam work? Watch the video in this article. read more


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Both Canada and the United States celebrate Black History Month every February, while the United Kingdom does it in Oct read more


Asbestos Mesothelioma lawyers and controversial legal battles. Although not many people get into a mesothelioma lawsuit, it's one of the most sensitive legal cases subjects in human history. Especially since the mesothelioma survival rates are tiny. read more


How the scam works: We have all been hounded by door-to-door sales people trying to sell us the newest thing on the block; though, we usually slam our read more


Are you considering starting an accident injury claim or simply looking for an attorney that could take over a compensation claim? Beware of the No Win, No Fee catch! read more


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Many stores still have credit card terminals printing the merchant copy with the credit card number on it. Let’s say you like a read more


Be aware of criminals passing by you and scanning your wallet with this credit card reader device. Here is how you can protect yourself - watch the video in this article. read more


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You’ve probably owned a few credit cards and know exactly how different they look, depending on the brand. One day, you and you read more


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You are a cashier in a store and sell something expensive to a new customer. He pays by credit card and - as the law require read more


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It has been reported that this scam is growing rapidly, especially in the United States. The crooks organize beautiful neighborho read more


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Crooks advertise the “carat total weight” of diamonds in a ring, but avoid mentioning the individual weight of the center pie read more


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New York has a famous diamond-trading centre, located on 47th street. If you have heard about it and decide to visit the area, be read more


You're sitting at home watching the tube when a young girl knocks on your door. She tells you she's working to raise funds for a church trip (or even for the soldiers abroad) by selling magazine subscriptions and any little bit will help. read more


Scammers go to department stores and fill a shopping cart with absolutely everything from DVD players to sports equipment. They line up and pay for their purchases like anyone would, but once outside the store, the person who paid... read more


Electronics for Sale - Beware of the White Van Scam! Have you ever been approached by someone in a parking lot, typically in a white van, trying to sell you TVs, boxes, or any other electronics for a super cheap price? Here is how the scam works. read more


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Scammers advertise themselves as chimney repair specialists, dropping flyers in your mailbox advertising free evaluations and cle read more


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Every time there is a census scheduled, several scammers go around neighborhoods pretending to be Government agents making the co read more


Watch out for the Art Student Painting scam. A couple of young and polite people show up at your door carrying great paintings, telling you they are art students and are trying to raise funds for their tuition and art supplies. read more


Watch out for the Balance Bracelet scam, aka the Hologram Bracelet or Strength Bracelet trick, exposed here with a video. The power balance bracelet that everyone believed in proved to have no scientific evidence that the wristband works. read more


How the scam works:
This is similar to the Bank Machine Device scam, but it usually happens at night. You walk up to the ATM, insert your card and ty read more


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