Postman Chris Wilcox helped a pensioner who was being inundated with scam
is perhaps of the highest magnitude in the recent history of Madhya Pradesh in terms of arrests made, deaths recorded and money involved - various estimates put the figure at over ` 2,000 crore.
To sign up for scam
alerts, report a scam
or research consumer complaints: go to www.
The Florida Supreme Court has received complaints about these scams
from as far away as the United Kingdom.
The council will place boxes, each with the red and yellow Scamnesty logo attached, in local libraries for people to drop their mail scams
Williams also offers private coaching and security training, teaching both businesses and consumers how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and scams
Although men and women were equally likely to be victims, women are more likely to fall victim to bogus miracle health scams
, clairvoyant junk mail and job opportunity cons.
High-risk investment scams
fleece consumers out of pounds 490 million per year.
According to authorities, the scam
began unraveling in the summer of 2005 when officials from the Union Rescue Mission reported the suspicious recruitment of the homeless by so-called ``cappers'' who would regularly round up Skid Row residents into vans with promises of free meals and a $50 cash payment.
A new SCAMwatch website has been launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to help and educate consumers about scams
and how they can protect themselves.
The best way to protect against this type of scam
is to set up a firewall using software programs such as Norton Personal Firewall 2006 or McAfee Internet Security Suite and to avoid opening unfamiliar e-mail attachments.
Since nearly every consumer is at risk for one or more of these scams
PROOF YOUR LIFE is an essential reference for everyone.
Just 8% of respondents were unaware of any of the 15 types of scam
put to them by the researchers.
95) exposes a scam
maintained by the myth of 'job creation' in which big billion-dollar corporations play states and cities against each other to gain lucrative taxpayer subsidies.
Webopedia defines phishing as "the act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam
the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.