Report All Known Scams and Scammers Here

Report All Known Scams and Scammers Here

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Warning

Salem, VA

#1 Jan 27, 2013
I am noticing that scams are becoming more and more frequent, yet so many people still think things like that don't happen in this area.

I am starting this post as a way to get the word out and warn everyone so they do not fall victim of a scam. If you know about a scam that is going around, please post here so others can be aware.
Star 72

Salem, VA

#2 Jan 27, 2013
You receive a phone call from someone who has "important information", they tell you to call another number for details and to dial *72 before dialing the number. What this actually does is transfer all calls sent to your cell phone to the number the caller has given - the scammer's own number.

The scammer then gives your number to everyone he knows anywhere in the world and they can call him via your cell, with you picking up the charges -- and knowing nothing about it -- until you get your bill.

The solution: Don't use the *72 unless you intend on forwarding your phone number.
Telemarketing

Salem, VA

#3 Jan 27, 2013
If you get a call from someone you don't know who is trying to sell you something you didn't think you need, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information -- like your credit card or Social Security number -- it's likely a scam. Hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
Donations

Salem, VA

#4 Jan 27, 2013
If someone asks you for a donation, request from them a receipt with a tax ID number. Many people collect donations from the public but do not use them to help anyone, they keep them instead. If you receive a call from someone stating they are Virginia State Police or Virginia National Guard, they are most likely a scam. They usually use the word Association in the name and if you mention taking a donation straight to the police office or the armory, they will tell you that you cannot and begin to pressure you to donate now.
Door to Door Sales

Salem, VA

#5 Jan 27, 2013
People will come to your door wanting to sell something like magazine subscriptions, books, vaccuum cleaners and foods. Of course, you are to pre-pay and then you never see what you purchased and are out your money.
Installation Services

Salem, VA

#6 Jan 27, 2013
Watch out for techs who come out to your house from the phone, cable and satellite TV companies. If they see a valuable laying, they may pick it up.
Prostitutes

Roanoke, VA

#7 Jan 27, 2013
I can't bring a prostitute home and go to the bathroom without her plundering my stuff and getting in my wallet. Please keep a eye on them in these situations. Also in the spring watch out for Gypsies trying to pave your on the cheap.
Prostitutes

Roanoke, VA

#8 Jan 27, 2013
Pacing your driveway on the cheap.
frustrated

Calhoun, TN

#9 Jan 27, 2013
Watch out for a Guy leasing credit card machines to small buisinesses ...they promise prepaid cell phone cards and other things that go along with the deal ...its a scam the leasing company is northern leasing. All you have to do is look on the internet and see what these scumbags are all about so far they have had numerous lawsuits and an estimated 700,000 victims. Of their scam so if you own a small buisiness and are approached by one of these "sales reps" tell them to take a hike
frustrated

Calhoun, TN

#10 Jan 27, 2013
http://www.worldlawdirect.com/forum/class-act...

Here is one of the many links to northern leasing scam complaints ..its hard enough for small buisinesses to make it these days without scumbag vultures like these pos making it even harder
Anna Bananna is my hero

Sylva, NC

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Watch out for Amway ambots ..now that so many miners have lost their jobs, these "buisiness " owners with their promises of big money will be on the prowl....its next to impossible to make money with this scam they have a 99.999% failure rate !! Don't be fooled by what they tell you, do alot of research also download the free book "merchants of deception" to get a good look at what its about
wow

United States

#12 Feb 3, 2013
I know a few people who have been victimized by the northern leasing scam its very sad that these people prey on those who aren't financially powerful enough to fight them in court
Hmm

Wise, VA

#13 Feb 3, 2013
Businesses watch out for a company (not sure of name) that offers you $25 for 5 minutes of your time helping them update/ verify your info for websites. After they read your addres, phone # and such they try to sale you different ads and assure you, you get $25 cash just as soon as you send them one of your checks... Haha needless to say this is when I hang up on them.
Shiiiittt

Norton, VA

#14 Feb 5, 2013
Installation Services wrote:
Watch out for techs who come out to your house from the phone, cable and satellite TV companies. If they see a valuable laying, they may pick it up.
I got cleaned out 2 days a Dish was put in and I just moved in so I know it was him.Be Aware of people like that they look for a way in and wait for the right time
Shiiiittt

Norton, VA

#15 Feb 5, 2013
Hmm wrote:
Businesses watch out for a company (not sure of name) that offers you $25 for 5 minutes of your time helping them update/ verify your info for websites. After they read your addres, phone # and such they try to sale you different ads and assure you, you get $25 cash just as soon as you send them one of your checks... Haha needless to say this is when I hang up on them.
Direct Tv guy charged me 20 bucks just to fill out the form and said it would be mailed back but never seen it

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