To inform the public, along with law enforcement personnel, justice officials and victim support groups on the workings and scope of telemarketing and investment fraud so that efforts can effectively be taken to minimize the impact on its victims and ensure that adequate penalties are in place to deter the perpetrators.
You may search our web site for all documents containing matching words or themes using the Google box below. Although a full table of contents is available we suggest first time visitors take the QuickTour.
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Top Page Requests.
- E-mail Scams
- Pyramid Schemes
- Wacky Investments
- Gifting Clubs
- Prime Bank Investments
- Nigerian Scams
- Reporting Crime
Suggested search words in rough groupings with main section links:
- Sweepstakes Scams
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- Charities / Donations / Fundraising Scams
- Senior Victims
auto-dialers, call centers, mooches, rip and tear, telephone scams, schemes
Types covered include shares scams, affinity fraud, blind pools, commodities, futures, options, films, foreign currency, FOREX, gemstones, FCC licences, high tech, resources, promissory notes, prime bank, real estate, T-bills, bonds, CD's, GIC's, viatical settlements and other wacky wonders from share pusher boiler rooms.
Topics include medical billing services, display racks, inventions and patents, vending machines, vanity press publishing, poetry contests, bulk e-mail and matrix scams.
- Chain Letters
- Internet Fraud
- Credit Card Insurance
- Home Equity / Home Renovation
- Cramming ( 800/900 numbers )
- Pay Per Call
- Pyramid Schemes
- Local Pyramid Clubs/ Dinner Party / Gifting Clubs
- Multi-level Marketing / MLM ACN Scam?
- Talent Scout / Modeling Scams
- Time Shares / Travel Clubs
- Travel & Vacation Offers
- Bankruptcy Advice Scams
- Bogus Credit Analysis
- Fake Credit Card Offers
- Credit Repair Schemes
- Credit Report Tricks
- File Segregation Misrepresentation
- Identity Theft
- Dishonest Loan Brokers
- Secured Credit Card Fraud
- Abandoned / Lost Money
- Employment offers
- Government Auctions
- Green Card Lottery
- Inheritance Tricks
- Missing Person Hoax
- Bogus Scholarships / Diplomas
- Bank Examiner
- Pigeon Drop
- Jamaican Switch
- Melon Drop
- Fortune Tellers
- Distraction / Impostor Burglary
- Coin Con
- "White Van" Speaker Sales
- Car Buying Scams
Links to other "Must See" sites
www.worldwidescam.info - Exposure of money-making pyramid scheme opportunities.
www.quatloos.com - Exposure of investment schemes and scams.
www.fraudaid.com - Fraud victim advice.
419 Coalition - original private resource on Nigerian scams.
John T Reed - Seminar scams.
Frauds and Scams - run by former enforcement official unafraid to tell it like it is.
Diligizer - Gone now but was an excellent forum dealing with high-yield investment schemes.
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I really appreciate it when people send in news stories and press releases about the sort of scams I cover. It keeps my info current and saves me a great deal of time researching.
Consumer Advocate Contact Information
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Please cut and paste the email address then replace the (at) with an @. It is the way I slow down spammers. Sorry for the inconvenience. I try to read and use all submissions, but may not have time to personally answer all letters.
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