Category: Scams and Frauds

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Rental Scams on Craigslist-Part 2

When I decided to move, I, of course, thought that Craigslist is the right place.  I must tell you I encountered a lot of Rental Scams there.  Since I am absolutely curious, I decided to investigate some of the more common rental scams and see what I can find out.  I put my “Nancy Drew” […]

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Rental Scams on Craigslist-Part 1

As with any other post I have written, this one is no different.  I draw everything from my own experiences. I did not think of Rental Scams until I actually started looking for a new place.  I went on Craigslist.org-one of the biggest classified sites on the web for rentals, sales, jobs,  (you name it!) […]

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3 Most Common Email Scams

It seems we have heard enough about common email scams, but I feel compelled to talk more about it.  Scams will continue to exist, because there is market for them.  If no one was buying into them, the amount of scam would most likely be reduced. Today, I am getting more scam emails than I […]

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Who is Robert S. Mueller, III?

I have recently noticed tons of emails from FBI signed by Robert S. Mueller, III again.  The first round of them happened about a year ago and now it is happening again.  With all the media attention to this issue, you would think that the scammers would figure out that pretty much everyone out there […]

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An Unfortunate Case of a Military Man

In the article Avoid the “Work-At-Home” Scams!, I told you a story about a young man I interviewed for a job for one of my clients.  As a recruiter, I interview a lot of people and every one of them has a story. A while ago, I interviewed an individual, let’s call him Mark for […]

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Avoid the “Work-At-Home” Scams!

As a recruiter, I come across many different people and many different stories.  Some are impressive, some-offensive, some-compelling and some really touch my heart. Recently, I interviewed a very young man, let’s call him John Doe.  About 20-22 years old.  His story really touched my heart.  I interviewed him early in the morning; he came […]

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The Con Artist Esther Reed

I just came across this video on CBS and I am still shocked.  I can’t believe this woman thought she did not do anything wrong.  I am speechless.  Please watch and comment.  

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The Grandma Scam

Last week, I finally went to the police station to file a police report because things are getting too much out of control.  While I was there waiting for someone to assist me with the paper work, I saw a flyer with a Crime Alert for one of the Phone Scams called The Grandma Scam.  […]