Nov
02
2010
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What are some good sites to earn money online where I won’t get scammed?

lululemon internet scam make money onlineThe odd thing about an awful lot of sites promising that they can make you money online is that they want your money first! You have to pay to play if you want to learn the secrets of earning an internet income — or so they want you to believe. I’m not saying that there [more…]

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Jul
02
2009
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Can I make money by investing in wine?

Tuscany Vineyard (photo by rayced - CC-BY)There is a thriving wine investment market, and some people manage to turn a reasonable profit by investing in quality wines at the right price, and buying and selling at the right time. But there’s one way you almost certainly won’t make a profit—and that’s by buying into a wine investment “opportunity” that is offered [more…]

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May
24
2009
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What is phishing?

Phishing e-mailPhishing is a type of fraud in which people are tricked into providing information such as passwords, usernames and bank account data that can be used to gain unauthorized entrance to accounts. In one of the simplest and most common types of phishing, the scammer sends e-mails providing a link to a web site and [more…]

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May
24
2009
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How can I protect myself from phishing scams?

Online scammers want your money. Composite photo by D70focus. CC-BY.If you’ve ever received an e-mail asking you to enter account information at some rogue web site, you’ve been the would-be victim of a phishing attempt. Every hour, thousands of Internet users are targeted. While there is no way of protecting yourself 100 percent of the time from every possible Internet threat, there are some [more…]

Mar
02
2009
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How does the funds transfer or money mule scam work?

Working from home? Beware of the scam job offer (photo by Graham Stanley CC-BY)One day you may receive in your email in-box, or through a chat-room, what to appears to be a tempting job offer involving working from home. Each email is worded differently but most will suggest that you could be an important person in their business: Financial Manager or ‘our US Representative’. What it goes onto [more…]

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Feb
24
2009
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What is a boiler room scam?

No, not this sort of boiler room. (photo by joemacjr CC-BY)A boiler room scam is a fraud where you are sold shares in a company that either does not exist, or is a very high risk share which will invariably fail because they are overpriced, cannot be easily sold on and have little real value. It has international dimensions with perpetrators and victims in North [more…]

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