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Nigerian Christian Web Network for Debt Settlement – Insane

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A tipster (send in your tips here) forwarded me a link for a debt relief company called Christian Web network located in Nigeria. The advertisement was a request for debt settlement companies to engage with them in hopes of creating a “lucrative” business relationship. – Source If this is being directed towards debt settlement companies or consumers in either the ... Read More »

Bogus U.S. Embassy Email Asks for Money – Scam Alert

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A reader sent in the email below that claims to be from a U.S. Ambassador. I wanted to use it to point out a number of warning signs. Starting from the top: The email address this is sent from is not a government address. The reply to address is not a government address. The flag shown is for the U.S. ... Read More »

Western Union Payment Office – Email Scam Alert

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The following information appears as a scam warning for consumers to avoid. The following message is being sent to consumers. The email attempts to spoof an official Western Union communication. It is a scam. From: Western Union Payment Office Subject: Attention; Esteemed Customer, Reply-To: [email protected] Attention; Esteemed Customer, Greetings from Western Union®Money Transfer Agent Location, PO Box 6992 Greenwood Village, ... Read More »

“TeaseMePeter”: The Nigerian E-mail Scam Hits Dating Websites

Scammers are some of the dumbest and smartest people in the world. They know where, when and how to find people when they’re down and vulnerable. They also keep up with the times; evolving at every change in our world. That’s how they’re smart. They’re dumb because they’re scammers. And scammers are dumb. Period. Recently, the United States are intervened ... Read More »

How To Tackle Global Fraud Pandemic: Share And Care

In Australia police are saying that 76 percent of e-mail investment scam victims continue to send money even after police warn them that they’re being deceived. The most common e-mail frauds and scams are those that request money to unlock a promised inheritance payment or to reap rewards from a business opportunity. One of the more famous e-mail scams that ... Read More »

Could Your Distant Cousin Sue Be A Nigerian Scammer On Facebook or Google+?

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Last year an independent movie by the name of Catfish hit select theaters across the country. While I will keep my opinions of the movie to myself the basic premise of the movie gave a new buzzword to the internet community: “Catfish.” Catfish is defined by UrbanDictionary.com as being “someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or ... Read More »

Identity Thieves Flee Walgreens Without Credit Card But Grab Condoms and Greeting Card on the Way Out

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Out of Wyckoff, new Jersey comes the standard story of credit card impostors using fake cards to buy merchandise. What made me chuckle about this story was what the crooks took as they fled the drug store after a declined purchase using one of the fake cards. According to police, the same men returned yesterday, and attempted separate purchases. The ... Read More »

Scammers Use Dead Babies Identities to Ripoff Banks

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Here’s a scam I had not heard of before. This one is from Wales and the United Kingdom. A NIGERIAN gang which stole the identities of dead babies and then plundered bank accounts set up in their name was jailed yesterday. The gang of three, two men and a woman, stole 44 separate identities over 18 months to set up ... Read More »

Man Probably Killed Himself After Falling For Love Scam By Woman Claiming to Be From Nigeria

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Police are warning people not to fall foul of financial scams, after one is believed to have cost a Grimsby UK man his life. Phillip Hunt, 58, lost £60,000 in a love scam before he was struck and killed by a train in August. Although officers cannot say whether Mr Hunt intended to take his own life, suspicious circumstances have ... Read More »

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