Writing a "Scam" article. Need your help please. :)

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Hi all.

I am writing an article about scams and I want to include as many different ones as possible.
I do have a few right now but I won't say what they are as some of you may be able to add more to the info I have.

I look forward to reading your replies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
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    • Profile picture of the author np2014
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      Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

      High Traffic Academy.
      Agree! Vick Strizheus is a criminal and should be locked up (again!).
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      • Mebbe check somea the other forums.

        Plenty to milk there.

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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          I used to post over here: http://www.scam.com/

          Lots of fodder for you on that forum

          My advice follows along with Kay.

          Be careful about what and how you post these things. Dig and dig hard when doing research.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Could you write a shorter post maybe? I know nothing about that one. Can you give me more info? Have you had a bad experience?
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    • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Could you write a shorter post maybe? I know nothing about that one. Can you give me more info? Have you had a bad experience?
      Vick Strizheus.

      I think that is more than enough information.
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    Still waiting for my 100,000,000$ lottery win, gave my details over and everything, I expect payment shortly.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

    Hi all.

    I am writing an article about scams and I want to include as many different ones as possible.
    I do have a few right now but I won't say what they are as some of you may be able to add more to the info I have.

    I look forward to reading your replies.
    Go to EZA they have plenty of examples
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    What is EZA?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      You are a freelance writer and don't know what EZA is? Yes, you do!

      ezinearticles....

      It's against forum rules to name names and post rants about specific products here. You can't trust "scam stories" anyway as many cry "scam" when things do go according to their dream scenario.

      What most content writers do when writing about "scams" is:
      - a huge, attention grabbing "scam" headline
      - then they write about various products
      - pros AND cons (based on info written elsewhere by others) and
      - they conclude it "might or might not be a scam" to reduce their liability

      What they end up with is a useless piece of content that fills up a page on someone's site or blog.

      Can you tell it's a pet peeve of mine?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Hi Kay,

    I did think EZA was ezinearticles but wanted to make sure.

    I am not writing this post for this forum. I am doing it for a local group in Facebook.
    Most of the scams are real, not just one person's opinion because I am using REAL examples such as the emails regarding "dead relatives" which most people know are scams.

    Maybe I should have clarified that in my first post in here. I am certainly not looking for the "he said, she said" types of scams. I am trying to find the "real world" scams, many of which may only be targeting Australians.

    Does that make sense?
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    In the US anyway, there is a used car buying scam on Craig's list. Probably other sites. Supposedly Russian gangsters are behind it. Nice car or truck at a very low price because the seller is in the military. Car will be shipped to the buyer through the Military's system. I think the buyer pays ahead through PayPal, and the vehicle is never delivered. It plays of some things that are semi-truthful.
    US Military members do get a little discount on car purchases. I think they do ship cars for free when the soldier is assigned to another base (if so, I'm pretty sure it would be from one base to another and personal use only.)

    In the hotel industry, there is a scam where by email they try to reserve several rooms for a week or two. They try to pay ahead and then cancel the reservation and want a refund on whatever they've paid. I'm guessing they would pay with fraudulent methods and want the refund to their bank or credit card. I don't know- we don't collect until check in and never take credit card numbers by email.
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  • Profile picture of the author nmwf
    This search ought to keep you busy for a while: https://www.google.com/search?q=scam...ch+quick+scams
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Thanks for the extra tips. I had not heard of the car scam.
    And that URL is very useful. Thanks a lot.
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    Hey bizgrower, may I copy your explanation?
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    • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Hey bizgrower, may I copy your explanation?
      Certainly.
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  • Profile picture of the author egnez
    If you seek for scammers, there are a lot on online dating sites hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author wpmlm
    Ha, when I read the title I was thinking you wanted to write a 'scam' article as a cleverly deployed affiliate linking method or similar...

    My answer was going to be... do not do it... Personally I HATE reading an article that is somehow using SCAM X Company to create links to another you are personally in etc... I guess I'm not much for mud slinging... it just gets everyone dirty. lol

    But the fact that you are writing an article, one I would assume to be well researched etc.. and not using steriotypical reactions to MLM, Networking, etc... as I see some writers do, then awesome, more power to you!

    I don't really have any 'scams' to report personally with a personal story, i.e. it actually happened to me... so I won't add to the rumor mill by naming any XYZ companies which people do talk about.

    I'd love to see the end result of your article, make sure to send us a link or PM me with it.

    Thanks!


    Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

    Hi all.

    I am writing an article about scams and I want to include as many different ones as possible.
    I do have a few right now but I won't say what they are as some of you may be able to add more to the info I have.

    I look forward to reading your replies.
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    Hello! You can hire someone from fiverr. Then you can do this task my paying a little money. You can hire this guy: https://www.fiverr.com/alfredperry He is awesome. I have ordered some articles from him .
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  • Profile picture of the author GlobalTrader
    Here are a couple of resources that may be of assistance to you:

    The US Federal Trade Commission has email alerts you can sign up for to receive news about the latest scams they are investigating in addition to a quite long list of those they already have in their files at:

    Scam Alerts | Consumer Information

    Additionally, I wrote multiple posts for an Import Export Business blog over the past 10 years about fraudulent activities and scams - you might find some of them quite unique and interesting -

    Import Export Business
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  • Profile picture of the author np2014
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    I'm aware of a massive dating scam that makes the owners approx $8 million a year via Adwords. I have informed Google about the scam at least 10 times over the course of 2 years. To this day they are still allowed to advertise despite violating numerous terms. My next step is to contact TV shows/news stations in the US and see if an investigative reporter will show any interest as it is a massive scam.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    There's a lot of job scams on Craigslist. They are always out of country - or in another state, usually overseas though. They want to send you a check for your services (whatever they might be) then you cash the check, and take what they owe you and deposit the rest of it elsewhere. Anything that offers to pay more than you have earned can be viewed as a scam.

    Another one that is similar is "research". They give few details on the research, but I sent my resume once because it sounded like a good gig - I've done professional research and they were vague enough to make me inquire for further info. Instead of answering my inquiry questions - they just sent me this majorly huge check and told me I'd be "investigating" Western Union. I was to cash the check (which probably would have cost me my bank account had I tried) then take everything not owed to me and send it via Western Union to a specified address. I don't remember much else about it. I just took the letter and check to the fraud dept of my bank and left it with them and then sent them my previous contact email to them. Never checked on the status because nothing took place other than them mailing me a check and me taking to the fraud dpt of my bank.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Sal, I have heard of all those scams. It seems there are so many out there and, sadly, people do fall for them all because they're desperate for money or they simply don't realise they are scams.

    The Western Union one is huge. I remember being contacted in a similar matter. I took it to my bank as well, so they could deal with it.
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