Scams & Fraud
The Resume Scam: Red Flags That Job Seekers Should Watch For
If an online job looks too good to be true, chances are that it is a scam. Do some research before sending your resume, or you might become a victim of identity theft.
Are Postal Mail-Holds Used for Fraud?
Making time-honored postal processes more convenient for customers has also facilitated business for identity thieves. Letter carrier Mel Carriere describes how online mail-holds are being used for mail fraud, and how easily he was able to set up a so-called "verified" account.
Discovering the Truth in Their Lies: Home Point Financial and Suddenlink Internet
When we moved to a new home, a finance company and an internet company chose to lie to us for profit.
Attempted Fuel Fraud at the Gas Station (the Petrol Bunk)
The gas station close to my home tried to pull a fast one on me. But I was aware of these kinds of fraud and hence managed to escape without being scammed. Here is the story!
"Brushing": The Scam You Need to Know About
The "brushing" scam is a deceptive sales practice that uses the Internet and the US mail system in order to boost a company's positive online reviews. Have you been an unwitting victim of "brushing?" If you've received a cheap item in the mail that you never ordered, you may have been "brushed."
4 Shocking Scams (That People Actually Fell For)
From Bernie Madoff's multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that left 9000 investors out of pocket, to the NFL cheerleader who nearly fell victim to human trafficking. We take a look at the most shocking scams people have fallen for.
How to Avoid Getting Scammed: Helpful Tips From Nigeria, the Scam Capital of the World
Scammers exist everywhere, but to beat them at their own game, you have to be a step ahead, You have to know how they operate, that way you know how to deflect every 'scheme' that comes at you.
Is iWriter Legit? How This Website Scams Newbie Writers
I used iWriter for a week trying to find ways to write articles online and turn a profit. This is my experience with the website and why I believe it is a scam.
Identity Theft: Can I Prevent It?
Accounts of identity theft have grown more and more hair-raising in recent years. As a victim of this type of fraud, I explore the current situation and look at measures that the ordinary person can take to guard against identity theft.
The New Pyramid Scheme: Smart Circle Under Different Names
A previous new hire working for the malicious multi-level marketing style company known as Smart Circle gives you the inside scoop on the business.
5 'Make Money Online' Scams to Watch Out For: How to Avoid Rip-Offs and Actually Make Money Online
These days people want to work from home more than ever, and it is indeed possible to make money online. It's also easy to get ripped off, though. Protect yourself by learning about these scams.
America's Top Scams and Scammers Revealed (A List of Common Scams)
Scamming is the new theft in America. A look at current scams and how to avoid them: IRS scams, email scams, payday loan scams, police scams, "Microsoft tech support" scams.
Lost in Translation? You Will Be If You Take up a Scientology Job Offer
Be warned: working in any capacity for Scientology under even its most innocuous-sounding front groups, is a minefield from which few come out unscathed. Read on to learn why.
The Apple iTunes 866-712-7753 Scam
If you see it "APL*ITUNES.COM/BILL 866-712-7753 CA" on your charge card invoice, you may have been compromised. This charge isn't actually coming from Apple, and the phone number listed along with it just goes to a recording. Learn what's going on and what you can do about it.
Is the Vanilla Visa Gift Card a Scam? (My Experience)
What are some of the problems with the Vanilla Visa gift card? I share my experience and review of this prepaid card, along with how it compares to other cards I've tried. I also cover some common scams that target these gift cards.
Wyndham Resort Timeshare Scams: The Lure of a New Car
Wyndham resorts uses scams to lure unsuspecting people into their presentations. This time I was enticed after filling out an entry form to win a car.
Modelling Agency Scams: How They Work and How to Avoid Them
A common modelling agency scam targets younger females looking for work as amateur models, and ends up costing them a lot of money without giving them jobs.
Craigslist Rental Scams: What to Look for and How to Protect Yourself
With rental markets tight, scam artists have swarmed to craigslist to take advantage of desperate house and apartment hunters. Protect yourself by learning to identify these fake ads.
Beware of the Grandparent Scam: It's Becoming More Sophisticated
The "grandparent scam" is becoming more sophisticated because the thieves now use social media to get personal information. Be suspicious if you're asked to wire money to a "loved one" in trouble.
If a Business Ripped You Off, How to Ruin Them Online and Get Your Money Back!
If a business has ripped you off and you want your money back, you may want to air your grievances online. In some cases, it can work. This is a guide to get your money back using reverse SEO tactics, negative Online Reputation Management, and other guerrilla tactics online.
Seven Tips to Help Identify Counterfeit American Money
Haven't you always wanted to be an expert at spotting counterfeit American money? Well, you can be simply by reading this informative article, which includes seven tips for spotting bogus bills.
Six Common Methods That Thieves Use to Steal Your Identity
Knowing the common methods that these criminals use to illegally obtain your information can help prevent you from becoming a victim. So just how do these cowardly criminals steal your identity?
Multi-Level Marketing: The Dangers of Avoiding Negativity
Some MLM coaches and uplines tell you to "avoid negativity." That is actually a very bad thing to do, and in fact may be cult indoctrination. Find out why here.