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2014-01-04 23:02:02

Company will help make sure customers do not become scam victims. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 VehicleHistoryRecord.com is launching a new effort to help their customers avoid becoming scam victims, the company announced yesterday. “Whenever you go on the Internet, you are at risk of becoming a scam victim,” a VehicleHistoryRecord.com spokesman said. “The way the Internet is connected makes everyone vulnerable. But if you are prepared, you can make it much less likely...

2013-06-12 23:20:30

As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Many individuals are in denial that they would ever fall for a scam, distancing themselves from scam victims and framing victims' misfortune...

2013-05-29 23:20:56

Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, is issuing an advisory in response to new statistics showing that women over the age of 50 are most likely to be victims of online dating scams. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)'s 2012 Report found that 51% of victims who reported romance scams were women over the age of 50, losing more than $34 million in total damages* last year alone. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint...

2013-05-21 23:02:25

Hopes that educating consumers will keep them away from scam artists. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 PropertyHistory.us.org has launched a large scale campaign to help their customers avoid becoming scam victims, the company said yesterday. “We want our customers to be aware of all the different types of crooked deals scam artists try to pull in the real estate market,” he said. “When people know about scams, they are less likely to become victims.” The campaign...

2013-05-10 23:26:11

Real estate scams can cost people thousands of dollars. PropertySearch.us.org advises consumers on how to avoid becoming a victim of these scams. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 PropertySearch.us.org wants to educate people so they do not become the victims of a tax lien scam. “Our company was founded to protect people who buy and sell homes,” a company spokesman said. “We believe that involves making sure consumers are educated and don't become real estate scam...

2013-05-01 12:30:27

United Reservation Services Scam Team is a cutting edge department that was established by this travel club so that members could have peace of mind while on vacation from popular scams like those of the "Front Desk" travel scam. DALLAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- United Reservation Services Scam Team is one of the most acclaimed departments in the industry because of this staff's dedication to providing members with the most current scam information to avoid popular travel...

2013-04-10 16:29:13

Lloydshare and their scam prevention team are urging people to be on the lookout for scam artists exploiting caller ID systems, as infamous "ID Spoofing" becomes trending among con artists. LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In recent months there has been a particular uptick in the amount of people registering complaints involving getting obnoxious calls from particular companies. When confronted, the companies are completely oblivious, as there is no record of them ever...

2012-10-19 04:00:14

Calllocato's phone scam survey reveals that the grandparent scam is the most frequently occurring scam in the U.S. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 A recent survey conducted by Calllocato a reverse-phone-number-lookup company, reveals that the most frequently occurring phone scam in the U.S. this year, is the ℠relative in distress´ scam. Senior citizens are targeted most often, and hence this scam has also come to be known as the ℠grandparent scam´. The...

2012-05-13 22:21:28

DUBAI, UAE, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Union Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Becoming Victims of Property Rental Scams You have scoured hundreds of online classifieds looking for the perfect apartment rental. After weeks of clicking, one listing catches your eye-the place is perfect and, most important, the price is right. Before you put any money down on that great deal just remember: sophisticated scammers use the Internet, and particularly free...

2012-04-19 10:33:41

University of Leicester scientist presents research findings at British Psychological Society Annual Conference Online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' relationships which can leave victims feeling doubly traumatized. This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference today (19 April), held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London...