Unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, or devious identity theft
Beware of Typhoon Haiyan Charity Scams
Check out our favorite tips for avoiding Typhoon and disaster scams, The most common disaster scams, hoaxes and dirty tricks.
Check out why The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Forbes, Consumer Reports and so many others have recommended ScamBusters for useful, practical, and trustworthy information on identity theft, Internet scams, credit card fraud, phishing, lottery scams, urban legends, and how to stop spam.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by of all of the scams, spam and other junk you see every day on the Internet and in your email box? Do you wish you had a way to know -- for sure -- what's real and what's not? If so, you've come to the right place.
My name is Dr. Audri Lanford, and I'd like to welcome you to Scambusters.org, a public service website and email newsletter that has helped over 11 million people protect themselves from Internet scams, identity theft and spam since 1994.
You'll find lots of great free resources here on how to avoid the most popular scams, identity theft threats, and urban legends making the rounds.
Before you explore our most popular pages or look for the answer to a specific question, I invite you to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, which has become the #1 publication on Internet fraud.
This is important, because knowing about certain scams beforehand is the only way to protect yourself -- no matter how smart or savvy you may be. So sign up now for your free subscription by typing in your first name and email address in the boxes to the left...
Below you'll find a convenient list of links to some of our most popular articles. Plus on the right nav bar, you can find Resource Centers filled with suggestions for preventing identity theft, reducing spam, and identifying urban legends.
You can also search the site for the answer to your specific question by typing your topic into the Search box on the top right side of this page.
So, be sure to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and then explore the site for helpful guidance and advice on how to identify dangerous scams and protect yourself -- so you don't become a cunning scammer's next victim.
Top New ArticlesWarnings on Fake Advance Fees, Gas Pump Robbery and Risky PINs
Scamlines 42: New Scams Uncovered as ID Theft Toll Soars to 10m
Answers to Our Subscribers 5 Biggest Identity Theft Protection Questions
Taxing Times: Steer Clear of the New IRS Scams
Poetry Scam Alert -
Gift Card Scam Alert
All Time FavoritesStop Spam!
Fraud Avoidance and Reporting Resources
Scams: Online and Offline
Lemon Law: How State Consumer Protection Laws Can Benefit You
Most Popular Urban LegendsUrban Legends and Hoaxes Resource Center
Microsoft AOL Email Beta Test
Most Requested ReportConsumer Report: "The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Getting Scammed"
Favorite Scam PagesCredit Card Fraud
Work At Home Jobs: How to Avoid Getting Scammed
Surprising Facts About Identity Theft:
International Driving License Scam and Poetry Scam