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Did you receive an FBI Notification from Christopher A. Wray? Watch the video below to see in action the scam exposed, former known as the James E Comey. Christopher Wray is the new boss of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). read more

Whether you are looking for scholarship applications for college students, high school seniors, military scholarships or simply for community service scholarships, you could easily become a victim of the Scholarship Applications scam. read more

Was there a time when you were wondering how to find out your credit score? Here is how to get it for free. However, there are ads on the Internet promoting free credit reports, but when you do it, this is what happens: read more

Beware of the Selling Annuity Payments Scam. Buying or selling annuities is something that will require not only your financial commitment but insights and wisdom as well. As a consumer, you should be cautious of certain insurance agencies. read more

Knowing how to get prequalified for a mortgage could save you a lot of grief. Beware of the Loans For People With Bad Credit scam happening now, whether you're looking at how to get pre approved for a home loan or simply to get a pre approval letter. read more

Be careful. While wondering how to find a good divorce lawyer, you may fall for the Divorce In 3 Days Lawyers Scam aka Divorce Online or Quick Divorce Attorney Scheme. read more

How the scam works:
Did you receive an e-mail or a phone call from somebody claiming to be from ARRA and having a grant on your name? read more

The Prime Bank Guarantee scam aka Prime Bank Instrument Scheme has been around for a while now and proves to be too alluring for many people to avoid. Watch the explanatory video here. read more

Don't fall for the Credit Repair Scam going around these days. Educate yourself here by learning how to spot credit fixing fraud and see the Top 10 mistakes you may do when trying to improve your credit score immediately. read more

What's your favorite store you shop at the most? Be careful about the latest scam happening these days, the Emailed Invoice aka the Receipts Sent Online scam. In this article you will learn how the scam works, how to avoid it, and how to report it. read more

How the scam works:
(with video below) The hype about the investment in Iraqi Dinars has been going around for a while. Thinking of investing? read more

Beware of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act Scam aka the fake Victims of Crime Compensation Fund. It could affect you regardless if you've been a past victim of a fraudulent activity or not. read more

How the scam works:
(with video below) The stock market industry is an interesting and risky business to say the least, if you heard about the major read more

You may be contacted via email by someone saying is enrolled in military (Afghanistan or Syria) and her team has confiscated a bunch of illegal money. In a different variation, she may say that her husband died and she was left with all his savings. read more

How the scam works:
(with explanatory videos below) Ukash vouchers are very useful and convenient legitimate cards that people in 33 countries use ev read more

Veterans benefits and their pensions are the latest targets of the scammers preying on the elderly. There are a few variations of this scam, watch the video in this article. read more

How the scam works:
Phishing scams are one of the oldest games in the scam book. Once a scammer has your personal information, he or she can sell it read more

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While there are some legitimate business directories, the majority of these are not truly open about their real intended pu read more

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Businesses being scammed is as old as business itself. But in this age of many small business owners struggling to stay afloat, b read more

You want to know how to become a chartered accountant. However, be aware of a notorious scam happening these days involving this sector, as you should give the accountant requirements and qualifications more consideration. read more

Watch out for the American Opportunity Tax Credit scam happening these days, aka the Tax Credit Scam. With video below. read more

How the scam works:
Most of us receive a ton of junk mail, regular or electronic. Some of the envelopes/emails might be from credit card or credit un read more

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Beware of an email coming from criminals impersonating the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). It asks recipients to keep read more

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This is an excerpt from a real scammer’s e-mail: “Public records indicate that $3,226,519 of unclaimed money has been turned read more

You receive an email from the tax authority in your country (IRS in US, CRA in Canada, etc). The message seems to be authentic. Beware of this scam (with video below). read more

(with video) Online tax filing and its scams. This year, one of the biggest scams around is the Tax Refund or Free Tax Filing scam. Let's see. read more

How the scam works:
The Internet has made all of our lives much easier. But every silver lining is attached to a cloud. The Internet has made becomin read more

In the Payment Notification Scam, thousands of email addresses have received the following message, which contains an attachment. Here is the email that is being circulated: read more

How the scam works:
There is an e-mail going around from crooks impersonating Tangerine Bank representatives asking recipients to keep their account read more

Beware of the Email Money Transfer Scam. One of the most useful features that bank cards have is the electronic transfer. However, a scam making its rounds nowadays has been also making already a lot of victims. Read here. read more

Did you receive an email from the government informing you that you qualify for a grant under the federal economic stimulus plan and your sector was one of several selected to receive the money? Watch out for this scam here. read more

Do you own a business and need exposure? Be careful about a new scam that came around this month - Business Register. You might be receiving an email one of these days, with the following content: read more

How the scam works:
The United Kingdom recently implemented some regulatory changes that allow those aged 55 and above to have direct access to their read more

As Forex trading strategies and markets promise to give you an amazing return on investment, they became popular lately. Same as the Forex scams. Here are a few: read more

How the scam works:With technology today who walks into offices anymore?  For that matter, how many of us take the time to make phone calls?  read more

Did you know that a lawsuit is filed every 2.5 seconds? In fact, for every doctor in medical school, there are three lawyers in law school. Law has been a thriving industry for centuries that shows no sign of slowing down. read more

How the scam works:(with video below) Similar to the Wrong Number Voicemail Scam, this fraudulent activity comes your way advising on buying stocks fr read more

How the scam works:
The Money Advice Service is a British agency that offers impartial, independent advice on a wide range of financial issues, inclu read more

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This scam is usually aimed at young people, who might think they hit the jackpot by mistake. An e-mail or letter comes to th read more

How the scam works:
You receive an e-mail saying you have won a $3,000 scholarship (or any other sum). After all the congratulatory phrases and read more

You're just about to be a victim of credit card fraud. Your bank notices the suspicious charge and calls you to confirm. But what happens if your phone lines are busy? It's called Denial of Service Attack. read more

How the scam works:
You're tens of thousands of dollars in debt and you see no easy way out. But as you're surfing online, you see light at the end o read more

How the scam works:
Similar to the Account Upgrade scam, this one comes as an e-mail you receive claiming to be from eBay, saying (the following is a read more

How the scam works:
You get an email that seems to be from your credit card company with the following message: “Dear MasterCard Member, under the read more

Did you receive an invitation for an event or conference held in a different city? Beware of this new scam, targeting all kinds of people: businessmen, lecturers, philanthropists, CEOs or even priests. read more

How the scam works:
If you have a business, you have probably considered at some point using programs like Google Adsense or Adwords, where you post read more

How the scam works:
Scammers send millions of e-mails at once, offering a very hot tip in the stock market. They give the name of a small company, wh read more

How the scam works:
You're approached by a company that offers training to people interested in becoming mortgage brokers. They promise a great packa read more

How the scam works:
You receive an email from what appears to be your bank saying the following: "As a valued customer, we would like you to take par read more

Law firms have jumped onto the SEO train and understand how important it is to be at the top of the search results. However, as the law firms are increasing, so are the number of SEO agencies out there offering their services - and implicitly scams: read more

Editor's Choice

Scams Booming During the COVID-19 Outbreak

1. Food Delivery

2. Netflix Free Trial

3. Timeshares For Sale

4. Cancelled Flight Compensation

5. Census Jobs From Home

6. Whatsapp Gold

** OFFICIAL: List with Government Grants For Individuals in the US, UK, Canada and Australia during the COVID-19 crisis

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