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These Are The Newest Scams Out There.html

9 new scams in the news: Internet ScamBusters #276. Every week here at ScamBusters.org, we get scores of reports of scams that have cost their victims millions of dollars or caused untold misery by robbing people of everything from their personal financial details to their kidneys (the kidneys are a joke).

Actived: Thursday Oct 10, 2019

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Fake Coupons, an Almost Unheard of Scam, Costs $600M

Fake coupons crime is rocketing in the US, with more types of fraudulent coupons churned out in the first few months of this year than in the whole of the previous decade. One coupon scam in particular recently turned into a major headache for a leading food manufacturer and hundreds of retailers.

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809 And "Tropical" Are Code Scams.html - Scambusters.org

Update on the 809 Scam. There are a number of changes that have occurred involving the 809 scam since we wrote about this in Internet ScamBusters three years ago. Area codes have changed in many of the countries. Now, 809 is just for the Dominican Republic.

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These Are The Newest Scams Out There.html

The solution: Don’t use the *72 or any other forwarding code to forward calls to a number you don’t know or recognize. You can enter *73 to clear call forwarding. (We’re not sure if *72 and *73 are the forwarding codes for all cell phones. Check your cell phone manual or talk to your carrier.) 2. The Not Guilty Juror

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Learn About These Rebate Scams.html - Scambusters.org

The three types of rebate scams — and how to avoid them: Internet Scambusters #310. You have to provide a bar code from the box — but you already threw it in the trash. Even worse, they ask you to provide a bar code from a previous product you bought years ago. A tiresome process aimed at putting you off.

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Be Safe When Using Online Pharmacies.html

How to find the genuine item when 96% of online pharmacies either break the law or operate outside accepted codes of practice: Internet Scambusters #408. Using online pharmacies may help you save money — and can certainly save time by delivering your meds straight to your home.

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The Latest In Gift Card Scams.html - Scambusters.org

Gift Card Scams Abound — But the Biggest Threats Are Not What You’ve Been Hearing About! Internet ScamBusters #209. Today we have a Special Issue for you called “New Gift Card Scams: 8 Tips to Protect Yourself.” If you watch the news, you’ve probably already heard a lot about the gift card scams that have been going around this holiday season.

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Recognize These Cell Phone Scams.html - Scambusters.org

But, to be on the safe side, always switch the phone fully off so it can’t be activated when confidentiality could be compromised. Bluetooth users should un-select the “discoverable” option on their devices. See Airport Travel Scams: Watch Out For These Airport Tricksters for more info. 5. Ringtone cell phone scams

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Tell-Tale Signs of Latest MS Office Scams.html

Theft Risks from 3 New Microsoft Office Scams. Once they’re paid, the scammers will provide a product key which turns off their warning. Victims are left believing they’ve genuinely been helped! The problem is that if you try to ignore the warning, you may find it difficult to get rid of it on your screen.

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How Crooks Target Victims with "Snail Mail" Postal Scams.html

Some of the most common types of postal scams include: 1. Fake checks and money orders, usually accompanied by a letter asking the victim to bank the money and wire a portion on to a third party. We know this postal fraud well — the advance fee scam or Nigerian scam — which we have covered in depth in About the Nigerian Scam. 2. Cross

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