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How the scam works:
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


Scam happening today: You might come across an online shop that is “closing down today” and has a final blowout sale which is advertised on all the social networking sites. The ad could be on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or even Craigslist. See here. read more


Almost every article you read online features a 'Email This' or 'Share This' feature. Beware! You could be the latest victim of the Shared News Article Scam this week - see how it works here: read more


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You see online advertising for an upcoming show featuring one of your favorite singers or bands. You want to attend and call the read more


How the scam works:
If you are an aspiring singer or a band, one day you might get invited through e-mail, Facebook or MySpace to perform a concert e read more


Beware of the IP Winner scam, exposed here with a video. You're on a social networking site checking out what's new with your friends when a pop-up ad informs you that you were selected as a winner of a gift. read more


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You are a creative person and have had a long-life hobby - building gadgets and toys of all kinds. Chances are you prob read more


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You are buying a gift certificate online and when the transaction is almost done you are asked if you want to save $10 or $20 on read more


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(with video below) As you grew older your taste buds started to appreciate wine more and more and, before you knew it, you became read more


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(with video below) There are several things scammers promise for free to Facebook users, claiming the website's generosity or new read more


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(with video below) Facebook credits are a virtual currency you can use to buy virtual goods for games or apps against Facebo read more


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In most countries cigarettes can’t be sold to children. However, there are minors who think they can cheat the system by buying read more


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You decide to research your family roots and come across a website that will actually do it for you, as long as you provide all t read more


How the scam works:
Similar to the Bank Account Upgrade scam, this comes as an e-mail requesting you to update your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay read more


The safest online casino would be one which checks some boxes. What are we talking about? These boxes are a list of requirements which a legitimate site should have. Here are 6 safety features to look into when researching an online casino: read more


Instagram captions can have a massive influence on customers and impact brand marketing strategy as well. Here are some hot tips on how to write good Instagram captions that will grant you the result you’re looking for. read more


Every time you play games at online casinos, you are at risk of becoming a fraud victim. Fortunately, there are ways to decrease these risks. Check out the tips listed in this article. read more


Beware of the Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida and South Carolina scam happening online in the last few hours. Watch the video here to see the scam exposed, as the evacuation orders are still in place. read more


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(with videos below) Did you just come across the McDonald's gift card on WhatsApp? It's always nice when a store that you visit o read more


The Burberry authenticity check is critical in finding out if your handbag or scarf is real. An authentic Burberry tag is also easy to notice. Beware of the Burberry outlet online replicas! Here's a video on how to do it: read more


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If you live in the United Kingdom, you might be a target of the Royal Mail scam perpetrators. They are looking into download read more


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(with videos below) Snapchat is the newest sensation in the world of social media. The popular app allows its users to read more


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(with video below) Requests for charity donations are so common nowadays that they could happen anywhere. This is a truly horribl read more


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You might be receiveing a letter that comes with a Federal Trade Commission logo and seal on it. The paper looks official and is read more


Beware of the Google End Of The Year aka Google Anniversary scam! Read the article here and educate yourself. 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


How the scam works:
If you post videos on YouTube on regular basis, you might receive a message that claims to be from the "YouTube Account Mana read more


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Whenever a world-known disaster occurs, criminals take advantage of the ones in need as well as of the ones willing to help. read more


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The social media crooks hit again, as another celebrity is gone unexpectedly. You might have seen a "Robin Williams Says Goodbye 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


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Target is one of the leading retailers in the world, and they take the security of their shoppers very seriously. Therefore, it w read more


How the scam works:
Just as in many other cases (the death of Steve Irwin, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, etc.), criminals take advantage of peopl read more


How the scam works:
Parents of school age children have been enjoying the convenience of paying for their kids’ school lunches online for several y read more


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(with video below) It is easier than ever for us to stay connected with faraway friends and family with the seemingly endless cho read more


How the scam works:
Pepsi-Cola is the second largest seller of soft drinks worldwide. They often run prize giveaways and promotions which are widely read more


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(with video below) Pinterest is the wildly popular photo-sharing website. Thousands of users visit each day to share recipes, dec read more


Beware of the Wal-Mart Invoice Email scam. Victims are receiving a receipt via invoice generator email for a high-dollar item that they didn't purchase. They are then being asked to verify their credit card info to receive confirmation for delivery. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) If you’re like millions of others around the world, you spend at least part of your day socializing or playi read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Many people spend a lot of time on Facebook, and as a result, there are a lot of pages that are created to dra read more


How the scam works:
Business owners are the targets of this scam occuring all over the United States lately. They will receive a very official lookin read more


How the scam works:
Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites around, and many fans use the pages to find and share information abo read more


In this latest phishing scam, the crooks will use your name and photograph to create a fake Facebook profile; they will then send messages to your Facebook friends about 'claiming a prize'. read more


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Apple users are a loyal bunch, and Apple rewards them accordingly. However, there is a scam that is currently being pulled in Aus read more


Twitter private messages scam alert! Did you receive a PM from a person that you don't really know? Here is how you can get a virus on your device. Read how the scam works and educate yourself. read more


Beware of the Flowers Ordered Online scam! If you're just about to buy today - maybe for Valentine's Day - remember that the best place to order flowers online is... at your local shop. In person, that is. read more


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Scammers manage to convince people that Facebook stocks are too good to pass up. Smooth talking and aggressive in style, crooks a read more


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A textbook scam is out there tearing up the internet waves claiming that four million textbooks are available for download, for l read more


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