Well I guess INTERNET SCAMS is getting really bad when we start calling the

United States
June 13, 2009 9:30pm CST
scammers by their real names huh? No more using the site name. Lets put the blame where it lays, the real scammer. Do you think its right to use names and point the finger at one person for scamming? What if it turns out to be someone else? Or the previous owner as they always say? This is real scary stuff folks and scamming is nothing to sneeze at. We have all had our share of scams and its not getting any better on the net. Something has to be done right?
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@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I think it's a good idea to use the personsname as well as the Website or program if it is a scam. That way we can check other sites. If the scammers name comes up we can assume it is just another scam. But like you said they need to be sure that the person they name is actually the one who is the scammer. That information should be checked out very carefully. It seems there are more scams on the 'net than there is legit programs, that's why we have to do so much checking before we join any program. It's no fun getting scammed by the same person over and over.
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• United States
14 Jun 09
Its no fun getting scammed at all! You are right, way too many scams than legit sites. Yes if you scam once, 99% sure they will do it again.
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@net101 (157)
• India
14 Jun 09
I agree with kowgirl that scammers should be widely exposed even if we have to spend lot of time. Internet is a great place that has been vitiated by scammers and hackers. The biggest mantra is keep eyes wide open, instal as much security possible and let the scammers die in trenches.
• United States
14 Jun 09
The luck I am having with virus software, it seems that is some kind of racket going on. Soon as one software expires and then load another software, here comes the attacks, and this is with new software! Its like the virus software puts some kind of code on your pc that wont let you remove it or suffer the consequences. But thats another topic...
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@tosha33 (265)
• United States
14 Jun 09
It may be that one person is involved in the scam and one or the other may have been involved in more than one scam, I think that if we were to start naming names instead of the websites, that more may be done about it, and it may cause the website to be taken down and hopefully use who try to do th right thing can put an end to this once and for all, I think that all of us on mylot need to come together and maybe do a website on things that they are positive that they have been scammed by.This would be one good way to let others know that they need to stay away from it.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
14 Jun 09
If there is absolute proof of who scammed, and most especially if the scam is "big" and the perpetrator a repeater, by all means, name names. It might put an end at least to that particular scam. And it would alert others. Good question! Karen
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
14 Jun 09
Unfortunately law enforcement does not take internet scams, or scams in general as seriously as they should. If one forges checks or prints counterfeit money, it is take seriously, but identity theft and internet scams seem to be the playground of the new thief, together with counterfeit consumer goods and intellectual property theft, I understand law enforcement can get overwhelmed. This only leaves one way of policing the internet scams is by the users themselves. Spammers and scammers have to be exposed, otherwise they will continue to operate under the cloak of invisibility forever. I did not start this crap, but I would like to finish it.
• United States
14 Jun 09
We all want to finish it! Cant wait until that day when there IS a police for the internet.
• Canada
14 Jun 09
Someone was proposing a fitting punishment for these people was to cut off their fingers so they could not type, and they would be forced to tap out on the keyboard with their nose, then cut off their nose!
• United States
15 Jun 09
Oh but there is software that can type for you. All you need to do is speak into the microphone. I have that software but only use it for book writing.
• Australia
17 Oct 09
I think that it's good to mention the site name & the owners name - they can blame the previous owners all they want but unless they send messages out to all members explaining what is happening & that payments may take a little longer but if they don't fix the problems from the previous owner or don't at least try, then in my book, that makes them just as guilty as the original scammers.
• Australia
18 Oct 09
So true - I would definately research the site forst before I bought it & if it was going under & I still wanted to buy it, I would but ONLY if I could afford to bring it back up into the black & in everyone's good books again.
@aikhong (662)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 09
Yeah, you're right. Something has to be done, but i wonder how and what can we do to fight against all these scams. As prevention method, we've to always stay alert and do not try or do not accept those offer that seems to be too good, and also need us to pay in order to get something in return. Ya, it's really scary that nowadays all kinds of scams exist and some of them are really advanced that we can hardly distinguish whether it's real or fake ones. Those scammers are of course the persons to be blamed. They should use their knowledge to do something useful and contribute to the society, instead of using it to cheat others and get advantage from others.
• United States
14 Jun 09
Just sharing what we know about these scammers on sites like mylot is a great beginning to stopping these scammers.
• United States
14 Jun 09
Hmm, I think the answer could only come on a case by case basis. Me myself I would be suspicious of the person who is doing the pointing, depending on what position they had with the company. There's no telling if a scammer works alone, or with a group of people. The only thing I believe we can realistically do is be more diligent in researching the websites and programs we join, and to put the word out when something doesn't look right or goes wrong within the organization, if you cannot resolve it within.