Scam Check Station

Curious whether or not it’s a scam? Find out at the Internet ScamBusters Scam Check Station…

Scam Resources: Use these “preventive” resources to protect yourself from being taken in by the latest scams (if it’s too late, these same resources will help you get justice). If you want to know if a company is a scam then check these resources.

Minimizing Credit Card Fraud: Find out how others are avoiding this much more prevalent – and much less publicized – aspect of credit card fraud.

Urban Legends: If someone sends you an urgent “pass this on” email – don’t – it just might not be true. Check it out first on our Legends page before forwarding it on.

Real Viruses: Most of the emails on deadly viruses and worms aren’t true – but there are a few that are real.Watch out for these!

How to Deal with Lies About Your Company (and You) on the Internet: Are your enemies saying nasty things about your company? Are misconceptions and downright falsehoods being posted online without your knowledge? If so, you could be losing a lot of business… find out how to take care of it.

Stop Spam: Reduce the amount of junk email (spam and bulk email) you get.

Watch Out For These Scams:

(Names and email addresses may change but the scams remain the same. We’ve included some tips below as well.)

Recent Scams

7 Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Items Online – We’re often asked how to avoid buying counterfeit items on the Net. Here are 7 tips to avoid getting taken.

Internet ScamBusters Snippets – Y2K Scams, Internet Fraud Complaints Increase Dramatically, FTC announces crack-down on online scams…, Email Hoaxes, Email “Worm” Warning, Nigerian Fee Scam Variant, A New Low in Spam/ Scam Tactics, Spam Outlawed by Second State in February

How to Deal with Lies About Your Company (and You) on the Internet

Internet ScamBusters Snippets – eBay Announces Five Initiatives to Deal with Fraud, Check Out Potential Fake Internet Banks, Is a Specific Charity Legitimate?, Nigerian Fee scam update, Credit Card Fraud Against Merchants, Urban Legends, Computer Virus Myths and Hoaxes, Humor

Scams and Myths about Furbies

The Y2K Problem – An Interview with Karen Anderson

The 12 Scams Most Likely To Arrive Via Bulk Email

The Top Five Scams For 1998

Eight Sure-Fire Strategies Any Business Owner Can Use to Reduce Credit Card Fraud

Urban Legends

What To Do If You Get Scammed

Sites That Charge a Fee to Nominate a Web site for a “Best of” or “Cool Site” Award

Fake Yahoo “Award” Message Scam

8 Tips For Shopping Safely Online During the Holiday Season

Internet Malls Don’t Have the Same Benefits of Real Malls

How To Dramatically Reduce The Amount Of Spam You’re Receiving

Many So-Called “Deadly eMail Viruses” Are Just Hoaxes

Special Scam Alert: It’s Back… The Infamous 809 Scam

“Get Rich Quick” On The Internet (NOT)

Bulk eMail Will Make You Millions of Dollars (NOT)

The Nigerian Advance Fee Scheme

The “Scambusting” Scam and 15 Tips to Avoid Getting Taken By Internet Scams

More On The “809” SCAM: Internet ScamBusters Uncovers Additional Serious Implications For The Infamous “809” Scam

Don’t Respond To Emails, Phone Calls, Or Pages Which Tell You To Call An “809” Phone Number

The “If You Don’t Get On The Internet Right Now, You’ll Soon Be Out Of Business” Line

Some Internet Consultants Charge Outrageous Prices For Web Sites That Produce Poor Results

An Interview by Arman Danesh on Fraud on the Internet

Bulk Emailers Sending Personalized eMail – Addressed to the Wrong Person

The “Know Nothing, Do Nothing” Scam

You Can Make Millions By Sending Out ‘Bulk’ Email (NOT)