Archive for 'Fraud & Scams'

Is ID Theft Protection Necessary?

Posted on 10. Apr, 2008 by .

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The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. And that number grows each year as the thieves get smarter and more Americans move information into digital formats. But as this problem grows we also see the growth of an entirely new industry – identity theft protection. Banks, […]

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Beware of San Diego Wildfire Scams

Posted on 04. Nov, 2007 by .

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The Internal Revenue Service this week warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for a new e-mail scam that appears to be a solicitation from the IRS and the U.S. government for charitable contributions to victims of the recent Southern California wildfires. In an effort to appear legitimate, the bogus e-mails include text from an […]

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How to Launder Money

Posted on 26. Sep, 2007 by .

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Have you ever wondered what money laundering actually entails? Are washing machines involved? Is it something only the mob and Columbian drug cartels do? Wise Bread has a fun little article about both kinds of money laundering: the “classic” scheme involving Italian restaurants and dry cleaning establishments, and the “modern” brand of money laundering which […]

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Top 25 Home-Based Business Ideas

Posted on 03. Aug, 2007 by .

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If you’re considering starting a home-based business then you should probably know that most of them are scams. In fact scams about home-based businesses probably make more money than actual home-based businesses. If you’re looking for a home-based business where you might actually make money, Yahoo Finance has a list of the Top 25 Home-Based […]

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IRS Renews Email Scam Warning

Posted on 11. Jul, 2006 by .

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Following a recent increase in scam e-mails, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to be on the lookout for bogus e-mails claiming to be from the tax agency. The IRS saw an increase in complaints in recent weeks about these e-mails, which are designed to trick the recipients into disclosing personal and financial information […]

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