Scams Articles

FTC, National Consumers League, and Microsoft Warn of Phishing
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), National Consumers League and Microsoft urged consumers to beware of phishing schemes aimed at stealing their identities.

Watch Out For Tsunami Relief Email Scams

The millions of dollars donated by individuals to relief efforts in Southeast Asia have brought criminals and scammers out of the woodwork, US government agencies and private anti-fraud groups warned last week, Internetworld.com reported.

Reciprocal Link Scams

Reciprocal link scams are on the rise. It is no secret that most search engines count the quantity and quality of incoming links to a website when deciding how to rank it. In fact some give weight to the ratio of incoming links versus outbound links. This has lead some webmasters to use some unscrupulous tactics in order to inflate their search engine rankings at the expense of their link partners.

Ask Jeeves & Google Continue Their Relationship
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Ask Jeeves, Inc. announced today that they have extended their relationship with Google as a provider of sponsored advertising links on Ask Jeeves’ global search and portal brands through 2007.

Are Long Copy Salesletters Scams?

A passionate debate is currently raging in the Copywriters Forum about long versus short copy. (If you haven’t joined, do so. Click the “register” link the top. It’s free. There are tons of tips from other very successful copywriters.)

How To Avoid Work-at-Home Scams and What To Do When You’re A Victim

As more and more people opt-out of conventional jobs and instead choose to work from their homes, the number of work-at-home scams has also increased. Each year thousands of people find out the hard way that opportunities which are too good to be true usually are but not before they invest and waste millions of dollars a year.

Spam and Scams Go Hand in Hand

We all know there’s been alot of chaos lately about new anti-Spam laws and honest business owners like you and me don’t want to have our businesses and ezines shut down due to false complaints. Yet we also know that true Spammers and Scammers will continue to get away with their crap.

Tips on Avoiding Scams

One thing I think we ALL agree on: There are way too many scams out there. Both online and off. Things like:

Credit Repair Scams

“Erase Bad Debt !”
“Remove Negative Items From Your Report”

Are These Really Scams?

There have been many articles that tell you to be wary of a scam if certain information isn’t readily available – namely a street address and testimonials you can verify. This is ridiculous, because people need more privacy in light of spam and all types of scammers. Another problem concerns those phone messages and emails you sent, that go unanswered – but there might be a good reason for that.

Marketing Scams and Hype? Just Say No

When I started my business in 1996, I developed my business plan around the Internet. I use the Internet to find customers, resources, information and products and services. The Internet provides wonderful opportunities to new entrepreneurs and opens up possibilities that weren’t previously available.

Watch Out For These Alerts or Scams!

Cashier’s Checks as Good as Cash? Watch out for cashier’s checks – treat them as a regular check and NOT instant access to cash. Make sure to wait 7-10 days for it to officially clear and call your back for verification of funds being truly cleared. Many scammers are using official looking “cashier’s checks” to pay for cars, or for products (and many write the check in an amount over the purchase amount, asking then for an immediate refund in the excess amount). The responsibility is usually on the consumer side, and not on the bank’s side. You’ll be liable for the deficiency in funds. Do not refund anything or spend any of the money in a cashier’s check until at least 7 days of deposit – and verify the funds before spending any of it.

Affiliate Opportunity Scams

What could be better than an opportunity to make money using the power of affiliate marketing, while avoiding the hassle of having to build a site or pay to host your domain? Wouldn’t it also be wonderful to have someone else do the work of sending traffic to your site?

Identity Theft Scams Exposed Part II

“Erase Bad Debt !” “Remove Negative Items From Your Report”

Identity Theft Scams Exposed, Part I

FACT: It takes 14 months, on average, before an Identity theft victim realizes their identity has been stolen.

Avoiding Tax Scams

“Pay less taxes”

“We can teach you how to avoid paying Federal Taxes”

Beware of Today’s Targeted Scams

There are zillions of scams floating all over – online websites, emails, regular snail-mail, and phone calls. You need to be wary of everything – and that’s a tough call.

As a funding agent, I got a call the other day, and this woman was asking of we can do a certain type of loan – I asked her to explain, and she said she needed a huge sum of money to build some sort of housing project – in NIGERIA.


In a perfect world, I wouldn’t need to write this article. In fact, if people would just care about one another, I wouldn’t have to write this article.

Unfortunately, we don’t live in a particularly perfect or even caring world.

So, you have to be on your guard against all of the traffic scams that are out there — and there are a bunch. The best weapon you can have is information, and that’s what this article will do for you — give you the information so that the scammers can’t take advantage of you!

4 Tips to Avoid Internet Scams

If you are new to the internet you will come across numerous programs offering promises of riches. You may know about people who have become rich on the Net but you have also heard about the scams.

Just Say No to Marketing Scams

When I started my business in 1996, I developed my business plan around the Internet. I use the Internet to find customers, resources, information and products and services. The Internet provides wonderful opportunities to new entrepreneurs and opens up possibilities that weren’t previously available.

Avoiding Spam, Scams and Computer Viruses

One of the most popular pages on about-the-web.com is about avoiding scams, hoaxes and urban legends on the Internet (http://about-the-web.com/shtml/scams.shtml). Here are a few ways to avoid some of the perils associated with being connected to the rest of the world.