Consumer Scam Report—Making The Web A Safer Place

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Have you been scammed recently or become a victim of an online fraud? You are one of the thousands of web users who, despite liberal warnings issued on the net, still fail to recognize a scam. Consumer Scam Report online is a site designed to help victims like you reports these instances to the online community so that everyone is alerted to the existence of such online scams.

The objective of Consumer Scam Report online is to alert not only the online community but also the regulatory authorities about the possibility of scammers striking again at unsuspecting victims. It is important to report your experiences so that others do not face the same fate as you because online scammers usually use the same modus operandi a few times before switching plans.

Most of us fall for scams because they look like they are in our best interests. We usually respond quickly when we are asked for our bank account details and secured information when told that it is to ensure their security. Scammers could make great psychologists because they can read our minds like a book and know exactly how we will respond on impulse.

It is important to educate the online community about the newer methods and strategies adopted by scammers to reach your account or to gyp money from you. Consumer Scam Report is the forum that allows victims to report such instances and alert others to the presence of scammers. Web users must realize that the simple way to avoid getting gypped is to stop sharing personal information online. Never provide credit card numbers or social security numbers as reference for an account or to create a security system as no legitimate organization will ever ask for these details.

Consumer Scam Report is the best site to report and learn about online scams and how to avoid them in the future. Visit us to know how we can help you use the web in a better, more secure manner.

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HouseReports.org Launches New Database To Help Prevent Property Record Frauds and Scams

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HouseReports.org Launches New Database To Help Prevent Property Record Frauds and Scams










Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2013

A company representative commented, “Our customers provide feedback everyday thanking us for providing accurate up-to-date property records. Helping customers avoid property record scams through the new nationwide database is a great feeling.”

HouseReports.org database is for home buyers and sellers of all types. Whether it is your first purchase or an experienced buyer looking to invest, HouseReports.org database has everything you will ever need to know about the property. The database contains information such as:

    Market Value and Trends
    Previous Owners
    Property Taxes, Deeds and Liens
    Foreclosure Data
    Construction Dates
    Background Information
    Neighborhood and County Data

The information from our newly acquired database can provide much more and help determine if any property is even worth buying. Many times consumer’s will find valuable information that a realtor never brought up in initial negotiations. This has saved 1000’s of dollars for consumer’s and the plan is to gradually grow our database throughout 2013.

HouseReports.org is here to help you predict overall value and condition of a home or property before you spend your hard earned money on it. Let us educate you information like schools in the area, nearby foreclosures, neighborhood safety reports, and last but not least sex offender locations. Remember, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, use HouseReports.org database for all your needs.

Our customer support teams is always available if you have questions or concerns regarding a property. Email us at support(at)housereports(dot)com or call 1-800-648-2096.











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Job Scams

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for more information go to http://ftc.gov/jobscams ) If you’re looking for a job, you may see ads for firms that promise results. Many of these firms may b…
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Licensed Timeshare Resale Broker Combats Scam Industry

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Licensed Timeshare Resale Broker Combats Scam Industry











Licensed Broker combats Timeshare resale scams.

Park City, UT (PRWEB) November 13, 2013

Premier Timeshare Resale with RE/MAX Associates (PTR), a licensed timeshare resale company, has recently launched a new service that offers an answer for owners looking to sell even the hardest to sell timeshares for no upfront fee. Timeshare owners can say goodbye to the scams and hello to a real solution.

PTR is a no upfront fee, licensed timeshare company who is not turning anyone away. Timeshare owners can advertise a timeshare for free on PTR’s website. Experienced agents respond to buyer inquiries and handle all aspects of the sale. PTR offers full-service with no upfront charges or hidden fees. Agents are paid a commission fee only on sold timeshares at closing. This is truly a win/win for everyone; there is no risk to a timeshare owner, but still incentive for timeshare agents to get it sold.

Several months ago, the BBB, ARDA and Consumer Protection Agencies nationwide began recommending those looking to sell a timeshare never to pay an upfront fee and to use a licensed timeshare resale broker. This advice is backed by sound reasoning. Selling and closing a timeshare isn’t an easy task. Licensed agents experienced in timeshare resale have the best chance at completing a successful timeshare sale. Additionally, licensed individuals are being regulated by government agencies to ensure recourse in scam cases.

Finding a reputable licensed broker to sell popular name brand timeshares like Marriott, Hilton or Westin has become an easier task. But, what about the timeshare owners of lesser-known timeshare resorts? Who is helping them?

Owners of the more obscure timeshares call half a dozen brokers and get the same response “I’m sorry, we don’t handle that resort.” Left with little to no options, these owners become desperate and the number one target of timeshare resale scams. More sophisticated scams have emerged in which timeshare owners are told “no upfront fees.” These elaborate scams consist of fake contracts and requests for “good faith” deposits. Others claim the upfront charges are “appraisal fees” or “closing costs,” real estate terms that sound legitimate. Unfortunately, these owners often have become victim time and time again; until now that is.

PTR is a company timeshare owners need to know about. For details, visit http://www.premiertimeshareresale.com.


















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Is this a scam? answer please.?

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Question by : Is this a scam? answer please.?
So I got this letter in my email. I know it might be a scam, but I’ve had a lot of bad luck lately so i’m hoping that good fortune is coming back to me.

“INFORMATION
This business proposal is confidential one and I request that it be treated as such. It is specifically directed to you and I must solicit your Confidentiality
on it. I assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit to us. I am Leonard Blomstrand a solicitor at law. I
am the personal attorney/executor to a deceased client of my chambers who shares a similar surname with you, who was an independent oil magnate in
my country, but died in a car crash with his family on the 8th of October 2006. The accident occurred in East London.

My late client, a former Reservoir Engineer with Marathon Oil Corporation here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Eleven Million
Four Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£11.4million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the Bank contacted me, as his attorney to
provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune; this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with the intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be
claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the Bank about my fruitless effort in
locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The Board of directors of the Bank just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next
15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The Bank had planned to invoke the abandoned property Act of the Bank to
confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for
confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be
done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was
urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family member, so as to enable you put up a claim to
the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for
you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer on you the legal right to make this claim and would make them
available to you so that the proceeds from this bank account valued at £11.4 million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared
unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize on the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some
financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I
have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage, so that the proceeds of
this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with
the same surname as my late client, but after a little check my instinct told me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary
documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I will not fail to bring to your
notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this
transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this and if this proposal is acceptable by you, send your telephone and fax numbers to me to enable
us discuss further on this transaction and do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. Thanks for your understanding. Regards,
Leonard Blomstrand ”

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CarHistory.us.org to Guide People Through The Most Common Used Car Complaints

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CarHistory.us.org to Guide People Through The Most Common Used Car Complaints












San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

CarHistory.us.org is launching an initiative to help make sure people don’t have a complaint when they drive home in a used car, the company said yesterday.

“When you talk about things that cause consumers to have a complaint, used car sales are usually close to the top of the list,” a CarHistory.us.org spokesman said. “We want to help our customers avoid that, so we are creating a guide that outlines the most common things that lead to a complaint, to help them avoid being unhappy with their purchase.”

CarHistory.us.org will start making the complaint information available on their blog, CarHistoryBlog.us.org, their social media outlets, and the members’ section of their site, he said.

“Informed consumers are less likely to have a complaint,” he said. “We understand the industry, and can help guide CarHistory.us.org customers away from situations that are likely to lead to customer complaints.”

The guide will outline common used car scams as well as misunderstandings throughout the process of buying a used car, he said.

“The people who have a complaint usually don’t understand what they need to ask before they buy a used car,” the CarHistory.us.org spokesman said. “We want to empower them with that information.”

CarHistory.us.org is making the information available at no additional charge.

“We are launching this initiative to help people, not to make money,” he said.

About CarHistory.us.org:

CarHistory.us.org, an online source for public records, takes pride in providing the most comprehensive vehicle history reports in North America. With hundreds of users daily, motor vehicle report availability and customer service are top priorities for CarHistory.us.org. Visit CarHistory.us.org today to chat with a live representative, call 1-855-482-6465, or email Manager(at)CarHistory(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.

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DeathCertificates.us.org Launches Campaign to Protect People From Ripoff Artists

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DeathCertificates.us.org Launches Campaign to Protect People From Ripoff Artists












San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

DeathCertificates.us.org is launching a guide to help people make sure that they avoid letting ripoff artists into their lives, the company said yesterday.

“Since our company was launched, we’ve been listening to what our customers are interested in,” the DeathCertificates.us.org spokesman said. “And one thing we learned is that many used our service after they became ripoff victims. So we decided to get proactive and help them out.”

The ripoff information will be sent to all existing customers of DeathCertificates.us.org, he said. It will also be made available on the company blog, DeathCertificatesBlog.us.org, he said.

“One of the most common ripoff scams is that a married man will meet a woman through an online dating site and claim that his wife has passed away,” the DeathCertificates.us.org spokesman said. “Our guide will show people how to use our site to avoid getting involved with someone like that.”

Another common ripoff is when scam artists use the name of a dead person to secure a job and avoid being found out in background checks, he said.

“We’ll show companies the signs of that type of ripoff scam and how to avoid it,” the DeathCertificates.us.org spokesman said. “We’ve investigated how many types of ripoff schemes work, and can help people make sure they never become a victim.”

The customer service staff at DeathCertificates.us.org has also been trained in how to advise people about what they need to do if they realize they have become a ripoff victim, he said.

About DeathCertificates.us.org:

DeathCertificates.us.org is an online source for public records that specializes in delivering the most comprehensive death reports in North America. Generating hundreds of customers daily, DeathCertificates.us.org prides itself on providing the highest degree of customer service and report accuracy. Visit DeathCertificates.us.org today to chat with a live representative, call 1-877-335-9173, or email Manager(at)DeathCertificates(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.

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Green Dot Money Pak Scam Instagram

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the newest scam sweeping instagram is the green dot money pak scam. The scam involves a Poser, like _stackedupcash_ taking photos of money and exotic cars at…

Mpact Magic Issues Warning About Solicited and Fake Reviews

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Mpact Magic Issues Warning About Solicited and Fake Reviews













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Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

Mpact Magic, a Las Vegas-based reputation management company has recently completed a study compiling the challenges faced by small businesses that are attempting to take advantage of consumer reviews, but may be entering dangerous territory in the process.

The Federal Trade Commission has issued clear guidelines for the use of consumer reviews in online advertising. The fact that most business owners, when asked, never considered online reviews to be advertising in the first place, is the center of the problem and the basis for the Mpact Magic study. The FTC sends the clear message to business owners that they must, “follow the principles of truth in advertising” when using online reviews to promote their businesses.

Compensating for Compliments

Solicitation of reviews is not, in and of itself, illegal. Where business owners run into a snag is the “bribing” of a customer to leave a positive review. “Any quid pro quo arrangement in which the customer is promised anything for leaving a positive review can be considered illegal,” says Roger McManus, President of Mpact Magic. “That is why we advise our clients to be very careful in their language when approaching customers for feedback.”

Extending courtesies to customers after they have said nice things – or even offering compensation when a customer has felt slighted – is within the rules. It is the expectation of a reward for a specific action that promotes a business that represents the line that must not be crossed.

“Astroturfing”

The term “astroturfing” applies to companies that create fake comments online that improve their image to readers. Google+, Yelp and most other review sites have built in systems to catch fake reviews and have their own systems of punishment in place. Civil penalties can be issued by various state or federal agencies, as well.

In a recently publicized Yelp investigation, the company had its own employees place Craig’s List ads offering to post positive Yelp reviews in exchange for payment. When business owners approached them about buying the service, Yelp revealed the “sting”. Since Yelp’s actual legal recourse is limited, the company simply decided to shine a light on the offenders by posting a warning on their Yelp listings that reads, “We caught someone red-handed trying to buy reviews for this business. We weren’t fooled, but wanted you to know because buying reviews not only hurts consumers, but also honest businesses that play by the rules. Check out the evidence here with a link to the proof of the offense.

In perhaps the first case of large-scale astroturfing, the State of New York went after Lifestyle Lift a plastic surgery practice for having its own employees flood the Internet with positive reviews. According to a release from the Attorney General’s office, “Lifestyle Lift employees published positive reviews and comments about the company to trick Web-browsing consumers into believing that satisfied customers were posting their own stories. These tactics constitute deceptive commercial practices, false advertising, and fraudulent and illegal conduct under New York and federal consumer protection law.”

Inherent Negative Bias

“The challenge for business owners is the system is inherently negatively biased,” McManus says. “Customers of a business expect good service and usually receive it. When they don’t they tend to get motivated to speak up online. When they do, they are silent.”

It is this negative bias that is the foundation for the solution provided by Mpact Magic. The consumer is asked three questions to determine a customer’s satisfaction with the exchange. If the consumer is not happy, the system generates a text message to the manager on duty for immediate action. If the customer has something nice to say, the system guides him or her to posting it online. Incentives are not part of the process.

The whole review process is set up for consumers to have truthful information about businesses with whom they may do business. Good, solid business owners need only have a way to get customers to do what they tend to do anyway – say nice things. Skirting the law to scam the system is a short-sighted strategy.











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DeathRecords.us.org Site Launched to Give People Access to Legit Public Records

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DeathRecords.us.org Site Launched to Give People Access to Legit Public Records












San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

DeathRecords.us.org has been launched to give people easy online access to legit death records in North America, the company announced yesterday.

“We will be the most comprehensive resource for searching legit death records online anywhere,” a DeathRecords.us.org spokesman said.

Death records are public information and customers have many legit reasons to want to review them, he said.

“Many people want to review death records to help build their family tree,” the DeathRecords.us.org spokesman said. “Other people want to use them to make sure they are dealing with someone who is legit and not a scam artist.”

Other legit reasons for searching death records online at DeathRecords.us.org include avoiding dating a married man, and to ensure that someone who applies for a job at your company is legit, he said.

“The truth is that people have a right to these records because they are public documents,” the DeathRecords.us.org spokesman said. “But the government makes it hard for people to access these reports in person. Now, we give people a way to get the records when they have a legit reason to do so.”

DeathRecords.us.org has been through extensive beta testing and is now live, he said.

“No matter why you want a legit death record, we’ll provide it to you,” he said.

About DeathRecords.us.org:

DeathRecords.us.org is an online source for public records that specializes in delivering the most comprehensive death reports in North America. Generating hundreds of customers daily, DeathRecords.us.org prides itself on providing the highest degree of customer service and report accuracy. Visit DeathRecords.us.org today to chat with a live representative, call 1-877-335-9173, or email Manager(at)DeathRecords(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.























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DMV.us.org Starting Campaign to Make Sure Customers Don’t Become Scam Victims

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DMV.us.org Starting Campaign to Make Sure Customers Don’t Become Scam Victims












(PRWEB) July 16, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July xx, 2013 – DMV.us.org is launching an anti-scam information drive in order to protect their customers and potential site users, the company said yesterday.

“In this economy, scam artists are on the rise,” a DMV.us.org spokesman said. “That’s why we decided to create a massive information campaign, to make sure our customers don’t become scam victims.”

DMV.us.org said that they have heard more complaints about scam artists on their customer service hotline in the past few months than ever before.

“We decided we needed to be proactive and do something about scam artists,” the DMV.us.org spokesman said. “Creating anti-scam resources seemed to be the best way to do so.”

The anti-scam information will be distributed to existing members via email. It will also be posted on all of the DMV.us.org social media outlets and on their blog at DMVBlog.us.org, he said.

“One of the most common things we’ve heard about scam artists doing is sending an official-looking letter saying that a warrant will be put out for your arrest if you don’t pay an old traffic ticket,” he said. “We’ll explain how to avoid that type of scam, as well as many other scams we have become aware of.”

The company did extensive scam research before launching the campaign, he said.

“We worked with experts to make sure we can give you the best information possible to avoid becoming the victim of a scam,” the DMV.us.org spokesman said. “We want to help protect people.”

About DMV.us.org:

DMV.us.org driving records search provides instant information that details a person’s driving history of violations, suspension and more. With thousands of satisfied customers, DMV.us.org is a trusted source for driving record reports. Visit DMV.us.org to chat with a live representative, call 1-855-482-6235 or email Manager(at)Dmv(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.

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