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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


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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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


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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


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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


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


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


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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


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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


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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


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(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


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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


Woolworth is being used as a front for this latest phishing scam, luring you in with a survey email. Read this article and the video within and educate yourself to avoid falling victim. read more


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A “Facebook Copyright Protection” hoax is making its rounds on Facebook after the company announced recently that is rolling read more


Watch out for the Shopping Credit Points Scam. When you do a lot of shopping both in-store & online it's hard to keep track of all those reward point systems, discounts & special offers you've accumulated. Beware of this email going around! read more


You might have seen lately on your Facebook newsfeed - or on the other social media outlets - that Facebook is hiring. read more


Regardless in what country or state you've been living in, here is an ingenious approach that scammers take when it comes to lottery winners. read more


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Scammers often post links on social media using fake images and titles related to the newest trends or news. Once open, read more


How to avoid:
With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI – an almost unheard of event in the history of the Catholic Church – and the subsequent a... read more


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The fall brings a cooler respite from the hot summer weather, and brings our children back to the classroom after a lo read more


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Instagram is a wildly popular photo-sharing social networking site. Kids and adults alike enjoy posting pictures and commenting o read more


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The bigger the news story, the bigger the opportunity for scammers. With the new royal new baby making headlines, cyber criminals read more


Veterans of Foreign Wars. Beware of these two new scams that are going around this week. Read this article and watch the video to educate yourself. read more


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(with video below) Many people in Canada have erroneously opened a website or clicked a link only to have their screens flooded with... read more


Here are 5 new Instagram scams everyone should be aware of TODAY: Money Flipping, Deleted Account, Free Stuff on Instagram, Suspicious Activity on Your Account, and Scholarship Scams. read more


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(with video below) We have all arrived home from work or running errands to find the familiar looking UPS tag hanging on our door read more


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Here's a scam that posts an NSFW (Not Safe For Work) image on Facebook or Twitter stating that 99% (or any other high percentage)... read more


Scammers send out a false message stating that if you 'share' or 'like' a photo of a desperate child he/she will receive the transplant they are in dire need of. The image with the baby is stolen from somebody else's page. read more


Pinterest is gaining popularity and reports confirm numerous survey scams are making a home on the Pinterest site, where people share their interests through photographs or anything visually based. read more


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There are scams that most agents pull on new clients, regardless of the industry in which they operate. In the writing business, read more


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Never open a Twitter mention notification (of you) coming from somebody who has a very sexy woman as a profile picture. Since Twi read more


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You come across an ad that catches your eye, as someone whose teeth have yellowed from years of smoking: "Read this before you th read more


Either on Facebook or Tumblr you receive a message on your profile, as a recommendation coming from one of your friends. Your buddy suggests clicking on a link to see who is virtually stalking you. read more


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Similar to the Holiday E-cards scam, this one comes as a downloadable item on your computer or phone. You want a specific song to read more


Are you looking into a psychic reading? Be careful about the online Psychic Reading scam, also including through the phone reading, tarot card reading, numerologists, astrologers, and fortune tellers. Read here. read more


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You really want to get a date but your confidence is down after losing hair, gaining weight and not feeling like your c read more


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The crooks send emails claiming to be airport employees. In the message, they notify you that a pet is being held at the local ai read more


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