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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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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Mpact Magic Issues Warning About Solicited and Fake Reviews

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Mpact Magic Issues Warning About Solicited and Fake Reviews













Roger McManus


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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The National Timeshare Owners Association Celebrates The Second Annual International Timeshare Appreciation Day

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The National Timeshare Owners Association Celebrates The Second Annual International Timeshare Appreciation Day











Clermont, Florida (PRWEB) November 01, 2013

Today marks the second annual International Timeshare Appreciation Day. It began from a simple idea to “celebrate all that is good about timeshare.” The observance is the brainchild of Lisa Ann Schreier. She is the founder of the educational and consulting site Timeshare Insights (http://www.timeshareinsights.com) and she was recently appointed the Executive Director of the National Timeshare Owners Association (http://www.nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com).

“While I will be the first to admit that there are areas in the timeshare industry that need to be appropriately addressed specifically in tour marketing, sales and consumer education, timeshare has provided superior vacation experiences to millions of owners and has many, honest, hard-working professionals who are working for “change.” All I want to do is bring some of the really good stories to light” said Schreier.

International Timeshare Appreciation Day has both a dedicated Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/InternationalTimeshareAppreciationDay) and official Twitter hash tag of #YES2TIMESHARE. In addition to almost 1,000 individual owners taking part, many forward thinking timeshare resorts and organizations such as Dial An Exchange, Azure Resorts, Lehigh Resort Club, Lake Forest Resort, TATOC, BuyATimeshare, the National Timeshare Owners Association, Timeshare Advisor and the Alderwood Group are also participating. The UK resale organization Confused About Timeshare even made a You Tube video to commemorate the occasion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4BnO0kI_F8).

On top of sharing great timeshare vacation stories with owners from around the world, this year the celebration is highlighting examples of superior customer service and consumer protection.

The National Timeshare Owners Association recently presented its prestigious 2013 Customer Service Award to the staff and management of Summer Bay Resort in Florida. Their staff demonstrated the true meaning of hospitality during and after, a rare natural occurrence damaged a building on the grounds, impacting hundreds of timeshare owners

The association presented the Washington State Attorney General’s Office with the 2013 National Consumer Protection Award for their hard work and dedication in successfully prosecuting a “scam” resale company. Their follow up resulted in more than $ 1 million returned to affected timeshare owners.

In addition, the NTOA today officially announced its strategic partnership with TATOC (http://www.tatoc.co.uk) the largest consumer association for timeshare owners in Europe.

About NTOA

Started in 1997, The NTOA is the largest independent association serving the timeshare community in the United States. Originally formed as the Maryland Timeshare Owners Association, the NTOA is focused on timeshare owners and the issues related to their vacation ownership. For more information on NTOA, please visit http://www.nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com























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Christian Filipina Widens its Lead As Trusted Singles Service With Introduction of Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee

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Christian Filipina Widens its Lead As Trusted Singles Service With Introduction of Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee











Peter Christopher, Owner of Christian Filipina


Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

“With our introduction of the Satisfaction Guarantee, we further align our interest with those of our members, the sincere singles who seek to safely meet others online,” said Peter Christopher, owner of Christian Filipina. “As far as I know, this is the one and only guarantee of its kind offered by any online dating site.”

Mr. Christopher claims that most dating services are broken due to focusing on marketing rather than quality of service. “Large and small dating sites alike have become successful by maximizing their revenue per click. What has been left out of this equation is providing quality service. In any normal industry, businesses that provide low quality customer experience go broke because nobody comes back. But online dating is unique. Those who join and pay an online dating site and are scammed often never recognize that they were duped by the site itself. Consumers don’t realize that major dating sites deliberately allow scammers to register on those sites in order to lure in innocent men and women to become paying members. They don’t realize that many major dating site profiles are created by professional ‘motivators’ – often subcontracted overseas – who are paid to correspond, in order to trick visitors to join and keep paying those sites.

“Consumers falsely trust the sites they find via search engines, on the internet and television. And those search engines and other advertising mediums are in on the take from these scams. They take in tens of millions of dollars per day to advertise low-quality sites to consumers. Why? Because those sites, using fraudulent business models, can afford to pay more per click.

“We are cutting through the haze of deceptive, dishonest, and despicable practices in the industry with this guarantee. When we reviewed the guarantees offered by other dating sites, we noticed a pattern: they aren’t guarantees at all, but rather just another set of marketing gimmicks.

“Our guarantee is rock solid. If any man or woman who joins Christian Filipina isn’t completely satisfied with the service, they can simply call or email us within 30 days, and we will refund their entire membership fee. The only way Christian Filipina can afford to offer this unconditional satisfaction guarantee is because we offer an effective means for people to meet and get to know one another. This sets us apart from the majority of mainstream national and international sites, which are ironically, not effective at helping real men and women meet.

“We call on other sites to clean up their act so that they too can offer this basic measure of quality to their members. Those in the service industry only deserve to make money when we provide a quality service. We hope this guarantee serves as an inspiration for other sites to increase the quality of their services, increase their prices, and earn more by providing a higher quality service. Racing to the bottom of the consumer experience quality scale in order to compete for clicks has left this industry heartless, and broke – but with nowhere to go but up.”

Christian Filipina features a forum, educational and research articles, testimonials, educational videos, and a lively singles community. Over 200,000 men and women have joined, and more than 10,000 login each day. Thousands of men and women have already met and found love at Christian Filipina.























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RecordAccount.com to Begin Teaching Customers How to Avoid Ripoff Artists

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RecordAccount.com to Begin Teaching Customers How to Avoid Ripoff Artists












Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013

RecordAccount.com is launching a massive educational initiative to help their customers avoid ripoff scams, the company said yesterday.

“In the past we’ve used our social media channels, blog, and members’ area to talk about what the company is doing and where we are going,” a RecordAccount.com spokesman said. “But now we want to move forward and do more than that. So, we are going to teach our customers what red flags signal a ripoff so they can avoid becoming a victim.”

RecordAccount.com has researched the most common types of ripoff schemes that can be detected by using public records, and will use them as the basis of the educational campaign, he said.

“Day by day and step by step, we’ll explain exactly how ripoff artists work,” he said. “Then we’ll show people exactly how they can figure out they are a potential ripoff victim and finally verify the ripoff before they lose money.”

Most ripoff artists profit when they have more information available to them than their victim does, the RecordAccount spokesman said. By getting information on their own, customers can beat the ripoff artists at their own game.

“For example, one common ripoff is selling or renting a property the crook doesn’t actually own,” he said. “By simply doing a title search on a property, you can find out who really owns it before you hand over any money or sign any contracts.”

About RecordAccount.com:

RecordAccount.com was created to serve the needs of consumers across North America searching for public records. With thousands of requests processed each day, RecordAccount.com continues to grow as a reputable customer service resource. Visit RecordAccount.com to chat with a live representative, call 1-877-888-0889, or email Manager(at)RecordAccount(dot)com with any questions or concerns.


















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ForexMinute?s Updated Bitcoin News Covers the Entire Gamut of the Bitcoin Economy

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ForexMinute’s Updated Bitcoin News Covers the Entire Gamut of the Bitcoin Economy


London, UK (PRWEB) October 30, 2013

A reviewer at ForexMinute admits that it is not enough for traders to read Forex brokers or Bitcoin brokers’ reviews in today’s competitive world; he suggests that traders need to read the latest Bitcoin news to update their knowledge base. He also says that traders need to know what is happening in the Bitcoin economy.

He says that Bitcoin is quite volatile and its exchange value often fluctuates when governments decide about it or some new scam comes up. Therefore, it is pertinent for traders to know about the events that are going to matter a lot for Bitcoin. ForexMinute which earlier focused on Forex brokers’ reviews later on realized the importance of offering the latest Bitcoin news.

The Latest Bitcoin News Sourced from Around the World

Reporters at ForexMinute put extra effort to bring only highly useful Bitcoin news and for that they source them from various parts of the world and check the credibility before publishing them. Traders can visit ForexMinute, a web portal dedicated to bring the latest Forex brokers’ news and Bitcoin news, and know what is happening in Bitcoin free of cost.

A source from ForexMinute says that Forex brokers listed with it also help traders know about Bitcoin and read the latest news about the virtual currency with the help of Bitcoin News Widget that ForexMinute brings.

The reviewer at ForexMinute says that the prices of Bitcoin fluctuate a lot and that is where traders make money trading Bitcoin; however, for traders it is equally important to know the factors that influence the prices.

About ForexMinute.com

ForexMinute, the world’s leading Forex news and views portal, has become a one-stop solution provider for Forex traders and brokers as well as Bitcoins news. It provides all the required tools to individuals to become a professional Forex trader. Also, it helps Forex brokers provide high-end user-friendly trading experience to traders with an array of resources e.g. financial news by the minute, fundamental analysis, technical analysis, Forex tools and others.

For more information, visit http://www.forexminute.com or call +1 800 758 5780.

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Discount Appliance Repair Kicks off Summer with a Special Offer

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Discount Appliance Repair Kicks off Summer with a Special Offer












Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

In an attempt to make appliance repair in Virginia more affordable and budget-friendly, Discount Appliance Repair is offering $ 36 off any completed repair project. The offer is limited to one discount per customer and cannot be combined with any other offers.

“We get many calls from customers who attempted a do-it-yourself repair before they finally agreed to accept a help of a professional repairman,” shared Amjad Jamil, the owner of Discount Appliance Repair.

He added that he’s hoping the new special offer will encourage people to skip the DIY stage, thus avoiding unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the inability to fix a seemingly simple problem.

According to the 2011 Consumer Reports Repair or Replace customer survey, 25 percent of front-loading washing machines, 20 percent of dishwashers and 36 percent of side-by-side refrigerators with icemakers break down within three to four years of purchase and typically after the standard warranty has expired.

“Appliance repair is not as simple as it used to be: modern appliances offer more customization and, therefore, more moving parts and electronic components,” commented Jamil. He added that this complexity of modern appliances not only causes them to malfunction more often, but also makes appliance repair a very delicate operation.

Jamil encourages Virginia homeowners to let professionals handle their appliance repair in Fairfax, Va., and surrounding areas, and always be on a lookout for dishonest repair companies.

Better Business Bureau has recently issued an alert about Nations Appliance Repair, a suspicious appliance repair company that is known to overcharge, ask for upfront fees, refuse refunds and ignore customer complaints.

Nations Appliance Repair operates under several different names and poses as a local company in a few states from Cincinnati to Texas and Florida. “We want our customers to be aware of scams and always do a thorough research on a company before doing business with them,” warned Jamil.

About Discount Appliance Repair

Family owned and operated, Discount Appliance Repair is experienced in repairing and servicing such appliances as refrigerators, dishwasher, washing machines, ovens, water heaters, central air conditioners, etc. The company provides appliance repair in Fairfax, Va., Alexandria, Falls Church and other areas in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.























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