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Avoiding Scams - Steve Weisman


Scams are in all places now... Discover exactly how to protect yourself from it!. The fact about safeguarding your money, wellbeing, and status. The truth about pharming, slamming, phishing, vishing, and more.
This book tells about 61 proven, easy scam-proofing, bite-size, techniques that works; Scams have for all time been with us, and they will always be - except now, technology makes scammers' works even easier, allowing them to reach out from everywhere around the world, and take benefit of many people than ever before. No matter how intelligent you think you are, you can without doubt become a victim: in fact, scammers have discovered that educated, sophisticated persons are among their greatest targets. The Truth about Avoiding Scams joins you with everything you need to save yourself: genuine, up-to-the-minute information and the "inner sensors" you need to sniff out even the subtlest, the majority well-crafted scams.


Consumer finance expert and nationally syndicated radio host Steven Weisman offers bite-size, speedy, just-the-facts information about every kind of fraud, from identity scams to computer-based fraud, travel and health scams to phony educational loans and scholarships.

Table of Contents:

Introduction ix

Part I

The Truth About Identity Theft 1 Truth 1 Identity theft 1 Truth 2 Go phish 5 Truth 3 Vishing down on the pharm 9 Truth 4 Do Not Call Registry, Patriot Act scams 13 Truth 5 Protect yourself from identity theft 15

Part II

The Truth About Computer Scams 19 Truth 6 Trojan horse 19 Truth 7 PayPal, eBay 21 Truth 8 Second chances-eBay 23 Truth 9 Free adult entertainment 25 Truth 10 Two more for the road 27

Part III

The Truth About Classic Scams 29 Truth 11 Ponzi scheme 29 Truth 12 Chain letters 33 Truth 13 A couple of the basics 37 Truth 14 Nigerian scam 41 Truth 15 Who knew? A flurry of old champs 45 Truth 16 More reasons to be wary 49 Truth 17 And you thought you'd heard it all 53 Truth 18 Money lost, borrowed, or gambled 57 Truth 19 Lottery and contest scams 61

Part IV

The Truth About Getting Personal 65 Truth 20 Exercise scams 65 Truth 21 Weight loss scams 67 Truth 22 The CIA medical scam 71 Truth 23 Education scams 73 Truth 24 Romance scams 77 Truth 25 Rental care insurance 81 Truth 26 Personal information privacy 83

Part V

The Truth About Telephone Scams 87 Truth 27 Cramming 87 Truth 28 900 numbers 89 Truth 29 Phony caller ID 93 Truth 30 Area code 809 95

Part VI

The Truth About Tax Scams 97 Truth 31 Fear and loathing of the IRS 97 Truth 32 More tax scams 101 Truth 33 It just doesn't stop 105

Part VII

The Truth About Government Assistance 109 Truth 34 Social Security 109 Truth 35 Medicare 113 Truth 36 Veteran scams 115


The Truth About Credit Card Scams 119 Truth 37 Credit cards 119 Truth 38 More credit card offers 123 Truth 39 Skimmers and ATM scams 127 Truth 40 Free credit report 133 Truth 41 Credit repair services 139 Truth 42 Credit counseling agencies 143 Truth 43 Credit card rate reduction scam 147 Truth 44 Advance fee credit cards 149 Truth 45 Credit card alarms in the night 153

Part IX

The Truth About Employment Scams 155 Truth 46 Work-at-home schemes 155 Truth 47 Easy money 159 Truth 48 More wrong turns 161 Truth 49 Cruise ship employment scam 165 Truth 50 Get a job online scams 167

Part X

The Truth About Home Scams 169 Truth 51 Home sweet scam 169 Truth 52 Variations on a theme 173

Part XI

The Truth About Investment Scams 177 Truth 53 Stock scams 177 Truth 54 More investment scams 181 Truth 55 Unusual investment opportunities 185 Truth 56 Fees in legitimate investments 189 Truth 57 Free financial seminars 195

Part XII

The Truth About Solutions 197 Truth 58 Some solutions 197 Truth 59 Keeping your computer secure 199 Truth 60 Wi-Fi 205 Truth 61 Due diligence 207 About the Author 210 is dedicated to all the hardworking people who have been scammed by the spammer or 419 scam frauds. Although our site concentrates on providing awareness of Nigerian 419 spam (scam), scam baiting, advance fee fraud, scam phising, also we deal with other types of fraud such as letter spam, e-mail scam, lottery spam as well. You can go through our scam baiting tips, it is just amazing way to deal with the spammer or scammer.

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