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vigispam's comment, June 26, 2013 6:13 AM
To avoid scam, the best solution is to ask for informations from your contacts : http://vigispam.fr/
Peter Mellow's comment, July 9, 2013 7:37 PM
If you like this topic, you might like my Scoopit feed on the Philosophy of Fitness, Sport and Running. http://www.scoop.it/t/the-philosophy-of-fitness-exercise-sport-and-running
Jack Thompson's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:33 PM

Way I learned ways to become stronger mentally, especially for my goal.

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Online scam costs family $1500

Online scam costs family $1500 | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
A Rotorua businesswoman wants others to know how easy it is to be scammed after losing more than $1500 when booking an overseas holiday home. - Rotorua Daily Post
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Email or phishing and phone scams

Email or phishing and phone scams | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
We remind all customers to be very careful about giving out their IRD number and any other personal details.
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Man who lost $200k in email scam had been groomed

Man who lost $200k in email scam had been groomed | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
In this case the "terribly worded emails" suggested that the scammers were not who they were purported to be, Mr Keno said.
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West Coast man loses $200,000 in email scam

West Coast man loses $200,000 in email scam | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
A West Coast man has apparently lost everything in a $200,000 scam. - New Zealand Herald
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The Law-School Scam

The Law-School Scam | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.
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Cyber gangs are targeting your super

Cyber gangs are targeting your super | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
For the world's cyber-criminals, our $1.8 trillion super honeypot its too tempting to resist, and self-managed super funds are the fraudsters' favourite target.
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Fake media tycoon Peter Sorensen sent to jail over advertising scam

Fake media tycoon Peter Sorensen sent to jail over advertising scam | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
A phony media tycoon has been jailed after he was caught defrauding mining companies in an advertising scam.
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The skinny on Isagenix

The skinny on Isagenix | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Imagine a company that claims its products can help you lose weight, have more energy and make money at the same time?
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Who in their right mind would want to work in this Chinese bitcoin factory?

Who in their right mind would want to work in this Chinese bitcoin factory? | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Is it safe?

These self-regulated markets are high volatile. And the infrastructure around cryptocurrencies has attracted the attention of scammers and hackers. Caveat emptor.
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Valentine's Day: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns of online dating scams

Valentine's Day: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns of online dating scams | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Australians lost a record $28 million to dating and romance scams last year, with hundreds of Victorians groomed and defrauded online.
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Waitangi 'scam' alarm - National - NZ Herald News

Waitangi 'scam' alarm - National - NZ Herald News | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Supermarkets and petrol stations are distancing themselves from a too-good-to-be-true offer luring Waitangi Day revellers. - New Zealand Herald
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The supplements scandal: herbal pills do not always contain ingredients on label

The supplements scandal: herbal pills do not always contain ingredients on label | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
A new report paints a worrying picture of vitamins and supplements.
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Emoticons can rack up huge bills

Emoticons can rack up huge bills | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it

People using the little icons which denote happy, sad or other emotions in their text messages could be racking up big bills, the BBC has learned.


Consumer website MoneySavingExpert has received a large number of complaints about the issue.


It seems to affect older models of phones, including some Samsung and Apple handsets.


In Scotland, a woman ran up bills totalling over £1,000 after adding emoticons to text messages.

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Fraud-accused Michael Helsby-Knight gets bail after 2 years

Fraud-accused Michael Helsby-Knight gets bail after 2 years | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
An alleged Kiwi fraudster, who once was deemed such a menace by Australian officials they banned him from doing business in New South Wales, has been released on bail after being in - New Zealand Herald
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Online dating complaints soar

Online dating complaints soar | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Police warning after spate of calls about upsetting sexual encounters after dating website meetings.
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Meet the Latest Driver of the Anti-Vaccine Clown Car (Who Thinks You're a 'Bad Mother')

Meet the Latest Driver of the Anti-Vaccine Clown Car (Who Thinks You're a 'Bad Mother') | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
A doctor who should know better peddles dangerous rubbish.
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Regulators slam Chinese e-commece giant - Alibaba

Regulators slam Chinese e-commece giant - Alibaba | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it

Alibaba's issues with counterfeit goods are documented.

 

Alibaba.com and Taobao were named in the U.S.'s "notorious markets" report each year from 2008 to 2011, though both marketplaces have since been removed from the list.

 

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Donna McIntyre: Online bookings all about trust

Donna McIntyre: Online bookings all about trust | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
The email at 5am on the day we were flying from Auckland to Paris abruptly thumped home how much trust we place in travel bookings made over the internet. - New Zealand Herald
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Five ways to keep safe travelling

Five ways to keep safe travelling | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Don't let your holiday be spoiled by having your stuff nicked, or worse, being mugged. - New Zealand Herald
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'Shady tradies' to be deported after police bust

'Shady tradies' to be deported after police bust | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is preparing to deport 26 Irish nationals after police busted a home renovation scam in Perth.
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Financial adviser earned thousands from failed scheme

Financial adviser earned thousands from failed scheme | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Tribeca's main salesman, Ritesh Mani, was into his second bankruptcy when he closed deals with the majority of the company's clients and attended training seminars run by Jordan Belfort, the convicted fraudster on whom The Wolf of Wall Street was based.
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Consumers sold short on omega-3 oil

Consumers sold short on omega-3 oil | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Nearly all fish oil supplements marketed in New Zealand contain much less of the brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim, an eye-opening study has found. - New Zealand Herald
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Fake monks on the run to Australia

Fake monks on the run to Australia | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Two fake charity monks and a nun have left New Zealand - but others from a begging syndicate are applying for visas to come to New Zealand. - New Zealand Herald
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Credit card fraud: 8 ways your details can be hijacked

Credit card fraud: 8 ways your details can be hijacked | Avoid Internet Scams and ripoffs | Scoop.it
Eight ways criminals can get your credit card details, and what you can do about it.
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