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This is a very dangerous scam making its rounds nowadays. Beware of the Tax Season's Early Filing 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


The Check in the Mail scam occurs this way: the scammer asks for your business services - whatever they might be - and sends you a check with an amount that’s much bigger than the one you asked. Watch video here: read more


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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


How the scam works:
An official-looking e-mail comes your way asking if you know a bank manager. Alternatively, the message is sent to bank managers read more


How the scam works:
You get an email from your bank, asking that you upgrade (or restore) your account. It claims the company is going through a syst read more


How the scam works:
Scammers call around claiming to have a reimbursement check from the Payment Protection Plan (PPP is a service fee, insuring your read more


How the scam works:
The Outstanding Debt/Invoice Scam comes as an e-mail and requires you to pay a debt or balance payment that you owe a specific... read more


How the scam works:
If there's one thing everybody loves, it's the idea of getting rich quickly. That's why people are so prone to jump on opportunit read more


How the scam works:
You might come across great opportunities to invest your money, either through a friend or after attending a fancy seminar. This read more


How the scam works:
With the promise of making money quick and legal, people get lured into all kinds of investments and Ponzi schemes. Most of these read more


How the scam works:
Your business is approached by a "grant writing specialist" with perhaps even fancy business cards or websites - they get your at read more


How the scam works:
You receive an official looking e-mail informing you or your company that you have been approved for a govern read more


Beware of the Foreign Investment Scam. If you own a network business linking clients to each other for a commission, you might receive an email from a potential investor in a different country. But then this happens: read more


How the scam works:
In the United States whenever a bank collapses, the clients are able to withdraw their money for up to 30 days after the official read more


How the scam works:
An e-mail comes to your inbox with the subject “Expiration of Draft”. Apparently, a company owed you some money from a recent read more


How the scam works:
During the economic crisis, tons of tax-settlement so-called “agents” have developed great businesses relying on people’s d read more


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