find scams
as seen onABCBBCCNETFOXCBSFOX BUSINESSCTVGLOBAL TVKIPLINGERBreakfast TV

Social Networking

Valentine’s Day is the day of the year when we take the time to buy that special someone flowers, candy, jewelry or even just a card, all designed to say "I love you!". read more


Whether you are a soccer fan or not, you will probably receive the UEFA 2016 European Championship promotion email these days. Watch out for this typical lottery scam! read more


How the scam works:
As you might have heard, over 37 million names were leaked as being registered on the adultery website Ashley Madison. There is a... read more


A “Facebook Privacy Notice” is making its rounds on Facebook as you are reading this. Watch the video here to see in action the Facebook Privacy Notice Hoax exposed. read more


Did you just come across a free gift card or voucher offer on social media, such as $200 from Walgreens, Sam's, Costco, Target or Starbucks? Here are 5 variations of the Free Gift Card Scam. read more


During holidays, people are giving, generous, and open-hearted. However, the Christmas spirit brings a two-edge sword when it comes to purchasing things online for those we love. Here is a list with 10 Christmas scams this year. read more


How the scam works:
Gift cards are becoming a hot commodity lately as they can be purchased fast and easy online without the need of going out of the house. read more


Learn how to get rid of dark circles but be careful. Watch the video below to see in action the Get Rid Of Bags Under Eyes scam. read more


Blog Advertising Scam - Do you have a website that has decent traffic? Influencers and people with popular webpages are targets in the latest scheme. If you're one of them, read this. read more


As several people are ready to help the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families, many fall victims themselves to the cause. Beware of this scam! read more


Did you just meet somebody online who happens to be a soldier and he's deployed in the Middle East? Watch out for this scam. Crooks find their victims on sites like Facebook, Twitter, eHarmony, Match.com. read more


Millions of people eat at McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, or Wendy's everyday - it’s a fact. Watch the video below to see the Free Fast Food Coupon scam exposed. read more


See what to look for in this latest scam involving Instagram deleted accounts. Share if you find the article helpful. read more


Learn how to easily identify if the profile of the person you're dating online is fake. read more


Did Prince leave a message for Donald Trump on video before his death? Read the article below and watch the video to see how the scam works. read more


One of these days you might receive an e-mail one claiming to be from the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Germany. The letter is signed by Dieter Zetsche, who is the real CEO of the auto company, however in this case scammers just impersonate him. read more


A massive fire hit the Canadian city of Fort McMurray on May 3 (watch video here), over 60,000 people being evacuated. Fake Red Cross accounts and campaigns already popped out. Learn what is real in this article. read more


Beware of ads such as: '1-Weird Trick To Lose Fat', 'Eat This, Never Diet Again', or 'Holy Grail of Weight Loss'. Watch how the scam works here! read more


Beware of the Google Notification Scam aka Google Hangout Message. One of these days you might be receiving an email informing that you have too many messages in your Gmail account. Here is how the scam works: read more


How the scam works:
The Ice Bucket Challenge campaign became viral due to its genius approach: get people to do something they never did before, get read more


How the scam works:
How would you like to be an  “expert” on television, appearing on Tyra Banks, Rachael Ray, Oprah Network, “Today”, C read more


We're not talking about the fictive Craigslist guy whose wife is 9-months pregnant and is trying to sell you his tickets if you wire him the money. Let's take a look at a different scam, involving Wimbledon, FIFA World Cup, or US Open. read more


How the scam works:
The Steroids Scam comes in many different variations, but here are the two most popular ones: Scenario 1. The scammers advertise read more


How the scam works:
You have probably come across several file sharing websites for music or movies. The pages look good graphically, but it’s usua read more


How the scam works:
Gift cards are very popular nowadays, but unfortunately there are many crooks out there that find ways to rip victims off on regu read more


How the scam works:
This scam is running rampant during the holidays, when a lot of people are sending and receiving packages in the mail. The Holida read more


Beware of the What Does Your Name Mean scam, exposed here with a video. This new Facebook scam has a trickle-down effect and entices users to install a rough application program. read more


How the scam works:
Scammers often post links on Facebook or Twitter, using fake images and titles such as: "Girl killed by husband just because she read more


How the scam works:
You've become something of a minor Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube sensation. You've posted a few videos here and there and they're read more


How the scam works:
You are approached by somebody through e-mail, phone call, or fake e-mails, claiming to be a hit man hired to hurt you (or destro read more


How the scam works:
If you’re like millions of others around the world, you spend at least part of your day socializing or playing games on Faceboo read more


How the scam works:
Since its inception, Facebook has been a huge part of peoples’ social lives. When used as a tool to keep in touch and share inf read more


Beware of the Webinar Participation scam, exposed here with a video. Let's say you have your own business and try as hard as you can to bring customers to your website. Does that sound familiar? Check this out. read more


Facebook recently launched a new video chat service, called Video Calling, which is powered by Skype. Taking advantage of the hype, scammers came up with a new video chat application, which is the replica of the official feature. read more


How the scam works:
Let’s say you have been a long time Conan O’Brien fan. You “like” his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter. One day, y read more


How the scam works:
Every so often we hear about the killing or the arrest of an infamous person - from Osama Bin Laden to Bernard Madoff. Scammers u read more


How the scam works:
Many people fill out applications for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on a regular basis. Because the process is read more


How the scam works:
You come across somebody online who is in need of your help. She might say she is in a hospital in the Ivory Coast, London, or Am read more


How the scam works:
You use your e-mail a lot for sending and receiving attachments, so you're not surprised if the limit is sometimes reached. read more


How the scam works:
After every major disaster, such as the Connecticut shooting, Hurricane Sandy, Japanese Tsunami, the Chilean earthquake, Katrina, read more


How the scam works:
You are attracted by great online prices for “exquisite” brand name designer products. While you are filling out the online p read more


How the scam works:
You receive an e-mail from somebody you don’t know. It seems that it was intended for someone else, but was accidentally sent... read more


How the scam works:
The incredibly fit 50 year old at your gym spends half his workout talking about the fantastic properties of açai berry juice... read more


Louis Vuitton Sale - beware of fakes and other scams. Here is how to authenticate a Louis Vuitton handbag. Watch the video in this article. read more


How the scam works:
Founded in 1964 as 'Blue Ribbon Sports' and taking the present name in 1971, Nike has become one of the most important sports... read more


Watch the video in this article to see one great Tinder scam explained. Don't fall for it! read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You receive a message - usually by e-mail, but sometimes via regular mail or social media as well - from someb read more


How the scam works:
(with explanatory video below) This scam comes in several variations. Every time you go on the Internet you come across ads, typi read more


Don't become a victim of sex extortion, as it could happen to anybody who is looking to find a soul mate. Most of the victims are being approached on social media, on sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. read more


How the scam works:
If you are an avid Twitter user, you might have noticed a blue check mark beside certain usernames. The check mark means those ac read more


Editor's Choice

the spark experience

submit a scam button

 

Scam Detector Gives Back To The Community

Scam Detector recently partnered with Travel by Dart, an inspirational web-series where two friends blindfoldedly throw a dart at the world map and travel wherever it lands, with the purpose of helping the land or the people. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the trailer of the series!