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Warning Sign and Tips for Avoiding Telemarketing Fraud

Telemarketing fraud is one of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized.

Telemarketing Fraud

 

Now a day’s most of the companies that use the telephone for marketing, customers and business lose millions of dollars to telemarketing fraud each year. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the risk symbols of fraud. If you are a victim of telemarketing fraud, it’s important to report the scam quickly.

 

The following are some of the warning sign of telemarketing fraud

 

  • You’ve won a free gift or prizes then you have to pay shipping and handling fees and high profit and no-risk investments.
  • You don’t require any written information about their references.
  • Requests for a credit card number for verify or identification purposes that you have won a prize or not.

 

Avoiding Telemarketing Fraud:

 

Once you have been cheated over the telephone, then it is very difficult to get money back.

 

  • The first safety think is to ignore pleas and pitches of any person who calls you uninvited, including sales people and even companies with whom you previously do business.
  • Before you make an investment or give money to a particular charity, you have to find out what percentage of the money is paid in commissions.
  • Pay after they are delivered. And one more thing is before you pay money; ask yourself a simple question what guarantee for your money?
  • If you have any information about a Telemarketing fraud, report it to near local or federal law enforcement agencies. And final thing is take your own time to take decision.

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Justin Bieber stabbed by a crazed fan? It’s a Facebook scam

Facebook scammers are claiming that teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has been stabbed in an attempt to trick concerned fans into clicking on a link which will earn them money.

 

The messages, which include a thumbnail image of a young man’s back badly slashed with a knife, say that the pint-sized singer was stabbed by a crazed fan outside a nightclub in Los Angeles.

 

A typical message spreading on Facebook looks as follows:

Justin Bieber STABBED By CRAZED Fan Outside L.A. NightClub!
[LINK]
OMG! NOOOO! Could YOU Even Imagine?!?

Other versions claim that Bieber was stabbed (again by a crazed fan) outside a nightclub in New York:

Justin Bieber STABBED By CRAZED Fan Outside N.Y.C. NightClub!

Other versions claim that Bieber was stabbed (again by a crazed fan) outside a nightclub in New York:

The truth is, of course, that no such stabbing took place, in either city. If it had, then it would surely be making headlines on the websites of established news organizations such as the BBC and CNN.But Bieber’s young fan base is unlikely to check their facts before clicking on the link to discover more about the alleged injury.

 

 

 

And if users do make the mistake of clicking on the link they are taken to a webpage with what appears to be a YouTube video, presumably of the fictional stabbing.

However, you will notice that visitors are asked to share the link on Facebook before they may watch the video.In their desperation to learn more about Justin Bieber’s health, young fans may be only too willing to spread the link to their Facebook friends – thus helping the scam spread virally.

 

 

However, the truth soon becomes apparent. Because the next thing users will see is that they are required to complete a survey before they will be allowed to watch the video.The scammers earn commission for every survey they manage to trick users into taking. They are only using the claim that Justin Bieber has been stabbed to try to lure as many people as possible into spreading their link, and taking their money-making surveys.

If you were fooled into participating in this scam remove the message from your newsfeed, and delete any messages you may have inadvertently shared with your friends. That way at least you are no longer spreading it with your online chums. You can also report the link as spam – hopefully if enough people do it, Facebook will begin to stop the scam from spreading.

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Miley Cirus drugs scam hits Face book

Face book user have been bombard with up till now one more spam review scam, this occasion using the entice of a video allegedly depicting actress Miley Cirus taking drugs. In a blog post, Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluley warned that the survey scams typically arrive from a user’s friend’s account with a message such as: “OMG Miley Cyrus is caught smoking a BONG on video [LINK]”.

Clicking on the link will obtain a user from side to side to another page talented the footage, and clicking through again will enable a rogue Face book request to run on the user’s computer.“If you do agree to grant the authorization, you’ll be taken to an online survey (part of the CPALead network) which earn cash for the scammers through affiliate revenue,” Cluley explained.

“While you’re finishing the survey, and earning the scammers a few money, their rogue claim has posted the link onto your wall, sharing it with your friends and thus perpetuating the scam even more.”He warned that scams of this type could also be used to filch personal information. “If you’ve been hit by a scam like this, get rid of reference to it from your newsfeed, and withdraw the right of rogue application to right of entry your profile via Account/ Privacy Settings/ Applications and web sites,” wrote Cluley.

 

Social engineering-led attacks such as this are probable to grow in popularity in 2011, according to several security vendors.Trend Micro warned in its prediction for the impending year that the practice will become increasingly popular via email, as it is a more measurable way of sending out malware than infiltrating web sites as part of a drive-by-download attack.

 

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Twilight Saga fan Being Scammed on Face book spreads virally across the site.

Devoted Twilight Saga fans have been under attack by hackers on social networking site Face book.

Scammers are pretending to link to a game that supposedly promotes the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn which stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. However, the link is really a scam which is activated when users click the ‘Play now’ button.

Once clicked, users are snap jacked and a post appears on their Face book wall announce that they ‘Like’ the link. This income that the scam has extend virally across the site.Users are then obtainable with a dialogue box which asks them to grant authorization for a third party request to access their Face book account and post messages and updates etc on it.

According to IT Web, Brett Myroff, CEO of regional Sophos distributor, Sophos South Africa said: “Twilight fans might quite perhaps grant permission without thinking. The only problem is that this isn’t a legitimate application request, but a rogue submission that wants to make money out of users’ devotion to the series of novels.

“Unsurprisingly, having gained the ability to post to your Face book account, the scammers then present an online review that earns them affiliate commission for each person who completes the questionnaire. If Face book users have been exaggerated by this scam, they ought to clean up their account before any further damage is done.”

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