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How to Avoid a Scam
by Bado in Personal Finance
No one wants to fall for a scam. Scams can come in the form of emails requesting to use your bank account, false lottery winnings, work at home ventures, or any other number of ways. While some scams are pretty obvious, others may be more difficult to recognize. It is particularly tricky to avoid a scam when there is a crafty salesman involved. Use these tips to avoid a scam when someone is trying
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How to : Avoid The USED CAR Scam
by Canada in Cars
You buy a used car from a dealer - drive off with a smile. Several days later the dealer calls you, the customer, telling you the financing couldn't be arranged at the original terms.
Oops!Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions RED FLAG....RED FLAG!
Many car buyers are falling victim to the scams that caused many homeowners to start living in a tent. Most of the time, this used
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What Does a Phishing Scam Look Like?
by Pete in Internet
Phishing scams have cost Internet users billions of dollars a year ($3.2 billion in the U.S. in 2007 alone, according to a survey by Garner Inc.), but the savvy e-mailer can avoid them. What does a phishing scam look like? There are tell-tale indicators that the suspicous e-mail in your inbox might be an attempt to bilk you for your personal information and credit card numbers. Accounts You D

How to Identify a Scam
by Jesper in Internet
Check-cashing and money order-cashing scams are everywhere on the Internet right now. Chances are good that you will run into one of these scams within the next few months, but you can avoid being taken advantage of if you know how to identify a few key markers.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need

Read any e-mail you receive from someone you don't know very

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See Clearly Method Scam
by Riparian in Health
The See Clearly Method, now called the Power Vision Program, is a series of eye exercises provided by the American Vision Institute as a way of clearing up all sorts of vision problems. This program claims to return good eyesight to people who are nearsighted or farsighted, as well as improve cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma without drugs or surgery. The ProgramThe idea behind the S

What Is a Pyramid Scam?
by Timothy in Legal
A pyramid scheme is a form of confidence game, whereby a criminal builds upon the good word of early dupes to take money from an increasingly large number of victims. Pyramid schemes can be extremely complex and fool many of the smartest and wisest businessmen in the world. Here's a basic overview of how the scam works. BeginningsThe confidence man approaches the first victim with an offer to d
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How to Tell if a Workathome Job is a Scam
by clubbedseal in Careers & Job Searching
Working at home is the ideal situation for many people. Many are looking for these positions but few are finding legitimate work at home jobs. There are many jobs out there. You just have to know how to tell the scams from the legitimate jobs. Following the steps below will help.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Search forums such as WAHM to help judge the difference between scams and legitimate

Freederm Scam
by boomhower in Health
Freederm is a product from Market Traders LLC that guarantees to help with the redness associated with skin eczema. The Freederm scam is a term used to describe the problems customers had with the products, most notably the inability to receive a refund. Satisfaction GuaranteeMarket Traders LLC offers a 100 percent money back guarantee on the Freederm products. You have 30 days to mail the prod
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The MonaVie Scam
by John Tate in Health
Founded in 2005 in Utah, MonaVie expanded quickly into several worldwide markets. Within five years it claimed over 100,000 distributors with yearly sales approaching $1 billion. Detractors have multiplied, too, calling both the product and business model a scam. The ProductThe company's official website claims that MonaVie, a blend of 19 juices with acai as its key ingredient, provides one wi
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How to Know if Something on Craigslist Is a Scam
by Jim Davis in Internet
Craigslist, a classifieds website that features more than 50 million classified ads and more than one million job ads monthly, serves as a popular website for purchasing items and searching for jobs, according to the Craigslist website. Although many people are successful in finding work or buying items on Craigslist, some people or groups that post classified ads on Craigslist have dishonorable i

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