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Video: In-home plastic surgeons mutilate clients

Los Angeles - Mutilation is a strong word but one that fits for this story. Victims have lost limbs, skin and one even lost their life. This is due to a trend of private, untrained plastic surgery sweeping parts of the developed world.

What is ghost broking?

If you haven't heard of ghost broking, perhaps it's time you did, especially if you are a young driver in search of cheap insurance.

'Obamascare Scammers' threaten elderly with jail

Concord - Just when you thought identity thieves and telemarketer scammers who target the elderly were the lowest form of sub-human scum, a new species is discovered.

Telephone jury duty scam making the rounds…again

Jury duty scams have been making the rounds for years. Recently, this type of fraud has made a comeback in many states. Scammers typically call their victims by telephone.

Beware — Yet another YouTube scam!

How many times have you heard the saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?" Alas, some people never learn. Most of us, actually.

Toronto police warn public about 'black money' scam

Toronto - The warning was issued after police arrested a 32-year-old man who is alleged to have used 'black money' to dupe the victim out of $450,000.

Op-Ed: Become a DJ for £444?

Sydenham - A company is offering young Londoners the chance to train as DJs for £444. What will applicants get for their money? Probably not what they think.

Review: 'You've Been Scammed' — and it was your own fault Special

We can all be conned, duped, scammed, sometimes we fool ourselves. This current BBC series shows us some of the tricks to avoid.

Do older people get tricked more often?

New research indicates that people’s ability to judge the trustworthiness of faces diminishes with age. This could explain why older people are more vulnerable to face-to-face financial scams.

Study: Offline schemes are top causes of identity fraud

A new study conducted by an insurance company says, despite the increased use of the Internet being used to conduct business, that offline schemes are the top known causes of identity fraud.

Top Christmas scams this 2012 holiday season

While the holiday season is full of cheer, it is also a time when scammers come out in droves. Several top holiday-related scam lists have been published this week.

New warnings issued about scams in Hurricane Sandy aftermath

As the U.S. Northeast continues to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, warnings are being issued to consumers about possible scams.

Better Business Bureau warns of repair 'storm chasers'

Hurricane Sandy was expected to create a lot of damage as the storm ripped through the east coast. Just prior to the storm, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning about repair contractors that may not have your best interests at heart.

Agencies warn of scammers looking to profit from Hurricane Sandy

Government agencies in the U.S. are warning the public that scammers may try to exploit good-hearted people in order to profit from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Op-Ed: Beware of these Internet con men

Like to earn £600 a day risk free and completely legally? Sure you would, and I'd like to change places with Prince William.

In a World of Credit Card Scams: One Woman's Story

Banks, ATM installers and credit card issuers do not want to admit their customers have been scammed. Bad for business. The burden, unfortunately, too frequently is borne by the customer. The problem grows worldwide.

U.S. consumers warned of several scams this week

It's only mid-July, and so far several new scams have been reported during the first half of this month. The scams range from job offers to the U.S. President offering stimulus money to pay resident utility bills, and a few in between.

Homeless man scams Orlando-area hotel guests

Orlando - The scam was straightforward and brilliant in its simplicity. A 30-year-old Orlando area homeless man is in the Orange County Jail facing a charge of grand theft.

Toronto police warn of jewelry scam targeting seniors

Toronto - After three seniors had gold jewelry stolen, police are warning people not to allow strangers to place jewelry around their necks or on their arms, and to be wary of being approached on the street by people who claim they have jewelry to sell.

Facebook 'account cancellation' scam surfaces

In what's been a big week for Facebook with many changes, most prominently the company's highly anticipated IPO debut. That being said, some things haven't changed, as a new Facebook scam has surfaced.

California Dept of Corporations works to get word out about fraud Special

San Francisco - Ever get one of those annoying "solicitation" calls or worse yet, a call that sounds like it is from a creditor almost demanding that a payment be made today?

Authorities warn of rental property scams listed on Craigslist

Providence - If you're searching online for a rental property, beware of what you may encounter. Identity thieves are always looking for savvy ways to trick people.

Canadian agency publishes 'The Little Black Book of Scams'

As various types of frauds aim to rip off consumers and other unsuspecting victims, Canada's Competition Bureau has published a reference guide as a part of Fraud Prevention Month.

Sending a message to the Phishers

If you receive a suspicious e-mail apparently from a bona fide company, why not trace it and then send the phishers a message?

One fuel rip off you can easily avoid

What is worse than paying through the nose for heating oil? Paying a bargain basement price, then realising you've been scammed.

Vancouver stores accidentally sold clay iPad 2s

Vancouver - A major fraud investigation has been opened after it was discovered several consumers purchased clay iPads from popular retailers in Canada.

Think Jessica campaign against scam mail launches in Scotland

A campaign aimed at highlighting the dangers of scam mail has launched its Scottish arm. Think Jessica aims to protect those vulnerable to to the scammers.

Op-Ed: Avoiding the phishers, by email and phone

Internet fraud is booming, and the scam artists are becoming more and more sophisticated. Fortunately, so are we, as are the tools at our command to catch them out.

You've Been Scammed — The BBC on fake courses and share scams

This morning saw another well-researched 45-minute documentary aimed at educating the general public, and keeping their money out of the hands of crooks.

Scams circulating on the web, Southwest and 'Twilight' targeted

Currently a few scams have been making the rounds on the web, one relating to free Southwest airline tickets and one relating to the Twilight films.
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A screengrab of one of the many scams that can be found on the Internet.
A screengrab of one of the many scams that can be found on the Internet.
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While traveling there are many ways to separate you from your money.
While traveling there are many ways to separate you from your money.
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A response to a phisher.
A response to a phisher.
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A trace of an e-mail purported sent by the ISP British Telecom.
A trace of an e-mail purported sent by the ISP British Telecom.
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Phishing Threats
The following chart shows the top countries hosting phishing sites and top targets phished
Source: Symantec Corporation
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A screengrab of an e-mail from a phisher.
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A check in the mail is no guarantee of money in the hand.
A check in the mail is no guarantee of money in the hand.
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Babylon is another scam search engine. Don't click the link, don't click anything, close the page and get rid of it.
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Don't be fooled. There is NO such compulsory update from Yahoo! or anyone else. Give InboxAce a miss.
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