Scams

@celticeagle (120486)
Boise, Idaho
July 20, 2016 2:55am CST
I was checking on this phone call I got saying IRS was going to sue me. I came across a site with the top ten scams and I thought perhaps the rest of you might be interested. They are setting up fraudulent sites where you can set up a loan. There is the fraudulent check scam, pets for sale, grant scams, counterfeit scam, and that remote PC repair scam. I think I have been called on about three or four of these. I wonder if the member who thought about buying a coin from a certain site might have experienced the counterfeit one. How does a person tell for sure if a site is legit, if representatives with a grant opportunity is real, and etc. They mimic actual sites and are so good at it. I always check with the Better Business Bureau on local stuff. But, I wonder how to do so on ones across the country. There used to be some sites but I don't know of them anymore. Any ideas? I am even getting a pop-up that appears in another tab that is Urgent Chrome Update. In checking into this I find it is also a scam. I am so flustered. I have problems with my Chrome browser anyway and then to find this made me wonder. I am so glad I checked it out. A person cannot trust ANYTHING anymore.
Here are the Top 10 scams to watch out for in 2016. Learn the tricks and tactics used by online criminals to rob you of your identity and income.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 16
Your link was interesting, but fortunately I've never come across any of them.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
Must just be here in the US.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
I have the webroot filtering system so when the chrome browser update popped up I was immediately aware that it was not legit. As for the coin thing. It was through etsy (if you are referring to me). While it could still be a scam it would be on an individualized basis as I knew that I was on the legit etsy. Yep though, there are too many of those fake calls going around, too many fake re-directs. I think the PC repair scam has been around the longest though.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
I used to have Webroot. I think I need to do Chrome updates more often and am not sure how. Have some issues because of it. Yes, it was you I was referring to on the coin thing. I would sure be checking before buying on that one. Even Etsy could have a scammer on it I would think. I am just very skeptical right now of everything I guess. Yes, I have posted about that PC repair scam before.
@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
20 Jul 16
I've heard of most of those on your list above. I have recently had phone calls from a New York area code and I have not answered but immediatly shut them down. I looked on line for that particular phone number and it is a scam number so beware of any calls from a 516 area code.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
Haven't gotten any from there that I recall. Get some from auto insurance quote numbers occasionally because my daughter filled out a survey. And college stuff. I keep on them and get them blocked if they become a problem or prove to be scams.
@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
20 Jul 16
@celticeagle The first one I have gotten on my cell phone.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jul 16
@Marcyaz ....Doesn't your cell phone have an option to block calls?
• United States
20 Jul 16
I hate scams! Even the DMV if you type the link incorrectly from the paper you'll get into a scam site.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
Yes, DMV . I may have gotten that one.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
@celticeagle my boyfriend typed the link incorrectly and you can still pay but they charge a hefty service fee or like$30 extra. They tell you to type in your license plate# and looks like the real site too! But I thought it was suspicious and tried again! It was a scam! We dont answer calls we don't knows and I'll look up the # online chances are it's scam.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby ....We don't either.
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• United Kingdom
21 Jul 16
I know what you mean. I have caller id on my phone set up, which is free with the phone company I'm with. My cordless land line phone has facility to block numbers the moment they call. The phone will ring twice sometimes and that way I know its a number that the phone is blocking. Cold callers are a real nuisance.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Jul 16
We have the same option with our cordless. Sure helps doesn't it?
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• United Kingdom
22 Jul 16
@celticeagle It certainly does! Only time it doesn't is when the limited capacity on the phone starts to say "unable to block number" as it only has a short memory. Then I have to get rid of numbers least likely to phone again. That can be tricky unless you keep a data book or every phone number that phones your home. Im not that precise!
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Jul 16
@crystalvisions ....Then I would delete the earliest ones and hope for the best.
• Preston, England
21 Jul 16
it is alway worth checking out any such e-mail alerts as most times it will be scam-merchants
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jul 16
I've learned that. It's always worth checking out.
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• Preston, England
21 Jul 16
@celticeagle I never take any unexpected message at face value
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jul 16
@arthurchappell ......I guess I can't say that. I hope I am learning.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jul 16
look into a program called malware bytes, it's free, it seems to keep most of that off our pcs
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
Yes, I used to have it. The one I bought from Dell when they did the cleaning a few months back is supposed to check for all of that stuff.
@JESSY3236 (7572)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Yeah I don't trust the popups. I always check things myself.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
I do too. Am always curious though.
@skysnap (18044)
20 Jul 16
yeah such scams are out there and having lot of issues lately.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
More and more all of the time.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
20 Jul 16
I have certainly encountered more than my fair share of scams over the years. There are some very professional ones around, yet some are so poor that I am amazed that anyone ever falls for them.
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@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
Yes, I agree. I am just always curious and want to do detective work. I followed one fake check one for a while and got enough info to report him. I have had several over the years too.
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