Spam & Scams
Just watch the news these days and you see that the Internet is rife with nefarious types who want to separate you from your money, your credit cards, your identity or worse. But, perhaps more common than the spams and the scams themesleves are the chain letters warning about them. In this collection, you'll find both the attempts to steal your dough and the e-mail entreaties to watch out for them. But, which is the more dangerous?
The Chains (in alphabetical order by bolded keyword)
- 809 Area Code Scam
KEYWORDS: Area Code 809, scam, e-mails, phone calls, web pages, Paul Bruemmer, Brian Stains, National Fraud Information Center, British Virgin Islands, pay-per-call
- The 90# Phone Scam
KEYWORDS: AT&T; Service technician, test, telephone lines, 90#, 9-0-pound, long distance calls, jails, prisons, UCB Telecom, Pacific Bell, MCI, Bell Atlantic, GTE, Verizon
- The 90# scam on Cellular Phones
KEYWORDS: telephone scam, cellular, telephones, company, Subscriber Identity Module, SIM, scam, 90#, 09#, DOJ
- Beware of ATM Scammers
KEYWORDS: ATM, criminals, rigid plastic sleeve, card slot, PIN
- Enter Your ATM PIN in Reverse to Call Police?
KEYWORDS: ATM, PIN, Reversal, robber, money, police
- Bogus Best Buy Notice
KEYWORDS: Customer, personal, credit card, order, BestBuy, Fraud Department, suspicions, confirm, decline, National Credit Bureau
- Money From C2it.com
KEYWORDS: C2it.com, Citibank, customer, ATM card, register, transfer, account, verify
- Beware of Camera Cell Phones at the Grocery Check Out?
KEYWORDS: Retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, cell phone, camera, picture, credit card, name, number, expiration date
- Are Car-Jackers Sticking Notes To Your Rear Window To Get You Out of the Car?
KEYWORDS: Car-jacking, scheme, parking lot, lock, doors, reverse, rear-view, paper, advertisment, window, park, unlock, car-jackers, purse
- Wealthy Foreign National Wants To Give Your Church Millions?
KEYWORDS: Ivory coast, death, born again christians, million dollars, finance, security, Holland, church, orphanages, widows, God Bible
- Scammers Request Credit Card Information Via Telephone
KEYWORDS: telemarketers, AT&T; Wireless, Ken, scam, Visa, MasterCard, midwest, Carl Patterson, Security, Fraud, Department, badge number, flagged, unusual purchase pattern, 5/3 bank, anti-telemarketing device, Arizona, fraud investigation
- Various Scenes of Credit Card Theft?
KEYWORDS: Credit Cards, Scene, local gym, wallet, stolen, expired, similar, camera phone
- Thieves Steal Store Gift Card Numbers?
KEYWORDS: Crooks, gift card, balance, store, numbers, balance, activated, customer service
- Honey Starr Needs Money for Her Kidneys
KEYWORDS: Honey Starr, father, genetic disease, Polycystic Kidneys, www.pkdcure.com, cysts, aunts, uncles, cousins, waitress, son
- You've Won The Lottery in the Netherlands?
KEYWORDS: Global, lotto, promo, lottery, netherlands, winners, suinsweetwin, ticket number, cash
- Send Chuck Mangold Money
KEYWORDS: chemotherapy, liver, insurance, bad things, money, Chuck Mangold
- Nigerian Business Proposal Scams
KEYWORDS: Oseni Mustapha, business proposal, Kabila, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zaire, money, Kalumba David, Guerilla, South Africa, overseas, Union Bank, Nigeria
- Make Easy Money With PayPal
KEYWORDS: Wall Street Journal, PayPal, mailing list, U.S. Postal and Lottery Laws, Title 18, Section 1302 and 1341, four level program
- Update Your PayPal Account Information?
KEYWORDS: PayPal account, company, accounts, database maintenance, link, credit card information, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone Scam Offers Free Vacation, Costs Hundreds
KEYWORDS: Scam, important notice, work, home, telephone, phones, mobiles, recorded message, trip, press 9, premium line
- Premium Line Phone Scam
KEYWORDS: Police, scam, woman, suit, car, husband, phone, premium rate phone line
- Forward All Your Chain Letters for a 'Project'
KEYWORDS: e-mail address, chain letter, forwards, project, college, Internet, Jane
- Pyramid Schemes
KEYWORDS: money, cash, letter, testimony, reports, parents, 15-year-old, closet, nightly news, mailing list, postal, lottery laws
- Does the American Red Cross Solicit Donations Via E-mail?
KEYWORDS: tragic events, hurricane Rita, Katrina, disaster relief fund, local Red Cross chapter, International response, military relief, fund
- Maria Serban's Request for Help
KEYWORDS: Romania, fraud, son, husband, unemployed, homework, typist, money, computer, account, serban maria, banca romaneasca SA
- SMS Phone Scam
KEYWORDS: Mobile phone scam, SMS, KB, premium rate, David Ross, Carphone Warehouse
- Attacker Uses Sugar to Disable Victim's Car?
KEYWORDS: Jackson, Target, parking lot, man, returned, gas can, puddle, police, sugar water, Carol Jones
- E-mail Scam to Get Your VISA Credit Information
KEYWORDS: Scam Alert, Visa USA Fraud Control, cardholders, personal data, Canada, United States, article 205, chapter 210, visafraud.com, email@example.com