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Too much of what ends up in our inboxes these days are scams: dishonest attempts to separate us from our money.
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Several on-line airline ticket sites are scams used to harvest credit card numbers.
Personal information that might be used in identity theft schemes against you can be obtained from the web site anybirthday.com.
Best Buy needs you to submit your credit card information to confirm a possibly fraudulent transaction.
Scammers con victims into forwarding their phones to other numbers.
Retail cashiers commonly steal from customers by tricking them into requesting cash back and then pocketing their money.
People posing as census workers are attempting to elicit personal information over the telephone.
15-year-old boy makes $71,000 with chain letter scheme.
Citibank is sending out checking account suspension notices and asking customers to verify their acceptance of new terms and conditions.
Citibank is sending out messages asking customers to verify their e-mail addresses.
Citibank is sending out notices asking customers to log in and verify their accounts.
Office workers are being conned into revealing their home addresses and postcodes, leading to them being burgled during the day.
Your credit card has been used to place an order with DarkProfits.com. *
Your credit card has been charged $234.65 for " ."
Earthlink is sending out suspension notices via e-mail and asking subscribers to verify their credit card information.
Auction site eBay is sending out suspension notices via e-mail and asking subscribers to verify their account information. *
Scam traps the unwary into giving up their AOL information by e-mails telling them they're being charged for roses ordered through 1-800-Flowers.
Completion of fake IRS forms arms swindlers with the information necessary to bilk the unsuspecting.
E-mail from lawyer gives good advice about preventive steps to protect against credit theft.
The Michigan Department of Treasury has issued an alert about fraudulent e-mail notifications of Internal Revenue Service "
TV news investigation shows outlets charging customers for automative maintenance work that was never done.
Scammers can dupe business phone customers into making long-distance calls for them by posing as phone company employees and requesting the called parties to press the 9,0, and # keys. *
In Britain, mobile phone owners are being tricked into calling a number that charges them £50 a minute.
Paypal needs you to verify your bank account and credit card number.
Scammers are racking up hundreds of dollars per phone call by borrowing homeowners' phones and placing five-minute calls to expensive premium rate services.
You can make up to $75 per hour processing refunds for FedEx and UPS.
Make money by learning the secrets of the World Currency Cartel.
A company called Send Money Now has charged $373.56 to your debit card.
A Russian boy named Sergei needs adoptive parents.
Gas stations are routinely imposing an extra $10 on credit card customers.
Phony e-mails purportedly from VISA's "Department of International Investigations" are luring gullible victims into divulging their credit card information to scammers.
Amazon notification of canceled book order.
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