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When Being a Social Media Ambassador Becomes a Scam

“Ambassadors” who agree to endorse products online could end up out of pocket: Internet Scambusters #824 Being a social media ambassador means you’ve either been selected or you’ve chosen to endorse a product online, perhaps for gain or to help others. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that. You could be tricked into paying-to-play or […]

7 Online Shopping Tips for Avoiding Big Store Fake Products

Why online shopping at big name stores doesn’t guarantee honesty: Internet Scambusters #823 Online shopping is supposed to save you time and, hopefully, money. But it could end up costing you a fortune – if you buy a fake branded product. In this week’s issue, we explain how even big-name stores get caught out by […]

Tabnab Scammers Hijack Web Browsers

What is tabnabbing and how can you spot it?: Internet Scambusters #822 Tabs that allow you to keep multiple pages open in your web browser are the target for a sneaky phishing scam called tabnabbing. By secretly changing the content of inactive pages, hackers can trick you into giving away confidential information about yourself. In […]

$220 Million – The Price of Fake Love for Dating Scam Victims

Looking for romance? Follow these tips to skip the scammers: Internet Scambusters #821 Romance and dating scams are the most expensive consumer frauds around – and they’ve more than doubled in just the past couple of years. Some victims have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but by following our advice in this week’s issue […]

New Extortion Scam Sweeping the Nation

How extortion tricksters try to convince you they’re for real: Internet Scambusters #820 Receiving an extortion threat is terrifying, even if you believe the pay-up-or-else crook is telling lies. That’s the experience thousands of people across North America and Europe are currently finding out about. In this week’s Snippets issue, we’ll tell you who the […]

One Simple Rule Will Foil Publishers Clearing House Scammers

How crooks try to make Publishers Clearing House scam seem authentic: Internet Scambusters #819 At one time or another probably every one of us has received a mailing from Publishers Clearing House announcing that we may be in line for a big prize. That’s why scammers have homed in on the famous organization’s name as […]

Beware Dodgy Doctors Touting Stem Cell “Cures”

How desperation drives people to try dubious stem cell treatments: Internet Scambusters #818 Breakthroughs in the use of stem cells to treat seriously ill patients have led to all sorts of unproven claims about the effectiveness of some of the procedures. How do you know who to trust and who’s telling the truth? And now […]

Cryptocurrency Scammers Trade on Investor Ignorance

Learn how to spot new cryptocurrency swindles: Internet Scambusters #817 Cryptocurrency investment is the next big money-making opportunity — or so we’re told. But plowing your cash into this digital currency market is fraught with dangers, notably the risk of being badly burnt in a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). In this week’s issue, we […]

“Stolen” Ruse Behind Blocked Phones

Snippets issue focuses on blocked phones, Best Buy support scam and buried treasure con trick: Internet Scambusters #816 You bought it online for a bargain price but months later you’re stuck with a blocked phone. The reason: the seller claimed an insurance payout, saying the phone had been stolen, as we explain in this week’s […]

Don’t Let This Scam Spike Your Career Advancement Ambitions

Focus on latest job scams and fake career advancement grants: Internet Scambusters #815 A career advancement grant to improve your professional skills sound like a perfect deal — but not if it’s just a way of stealing your personal information. It’s just the latest trick in a series of new job-related scams that includes an […]