Top 10 Scams For 2006


Consumer Affairs has come out with their top 10 scams of 2006. While most people will see through these fairly easily, they each ensnare thousands a year and can be devestating for those affected. Many of these scams occur online, so if you see one on the list, go to the article about it. They are safe sites, I promise.

  1. Fake Lottery Scam
  2. Phishing-Vishing Scams
  3. Phony Job Scam
  4. Negative Option Scams
  5. Nigerian 419 Scams
  6. Pump & Dump Scam
  7. Bogus Fuel Saving Devices 
  8. Grandparents Scam
  9. Oprah Ticket Scam
  10. craigslist Scam
Posted December 12, 2006 by
Business, General, Personal, Technology | 5 comments

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Top 10 Scams For 2006”

    1. Jon on December 12th, 2006 9:15 pm

      Damn the scams and spams!

    2. Scared Monkeys on December 12th, 2006 10:11 pm

      Well #5 played out in the Mary Winkler alledged murder of her husband. They were victims of the Nigerian scam.


    3. JusticeforNatalee on December 12th, 2006 11:58 pm

      Don’t forget Aruba’s “One Happy Island” scam


      ALE’s ” We really are seriously investigating Natalee’s case” scam

    4. JusticeforNatalee on December 13th, 2006 12:02 am

      Watch the “PayPal” scams.

      You will be sent an e-mail requesting info. Don’t offer any!

      Forward the fake e-mail to PayPal as a complaint.

    5. jhawks on December 13th, 2006 1:52 pm

      Since I went thru something very similar to this I would say this is one sickening scam ….

      Faking Cancer -

      “Imagine if your best friend tells you she’s dying of cancer. She is a 29-year-old mother of five young boys and she has only nine months to live. You would probably react the same way two women I interviewed for Friday’s Dateline did. They say they rallied to help their friend, offered to care for her boys, searched the Internet for the best cancer treatments and attended and organized fundraisers to help pay medical bills. They say they cried and prayed and cried some more.”

      Click on the link and read on …

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