Looking for Victims

I am working with a consumer advocacy group and they are looking for recent victims who are willing to talk to the press and have compelling stories to tell – people who lost money, especially in the lottery/sweepstakes, grants, and work-at-home variations of fake check scams.

This could turn into somethng VERY big that would help MANY others from becoming scam victims.

Would you be willing to speak with them?   If so, contact me and I would be more than happy to share more details on this with you.

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Forget the “red flags” – the ONE thing you need to know

There are so many websites and sources that will list the warning signs and red flags to look out for so that you do not fall victim to a scam.  These lists of things to look for are wonderful resources, but I have found over the years that some potential scam victims will read those lists and if one of them does not fit their situation then they think “Well, maybe it is not a scam.”

Some sites, including ours at ScamVictimsUnited.com, will have message boards or other places where people can post the name of their scammer, their email address or even a picture that the scammer is using.  While these are helpful because some of this information will come up in a Google search that a potential scam victim will run, but there are other potential scam victims who will say “I did not find the name/email address/picture of the person I am talking to on a scam awareness site, so this all must be real.”

If you forget all of the “red flags” that everyone has been taught over the years and remember just this one thing it will save you from a majority of the scams that we deal with through our site . . . if someone sends you in the mail/via over night carrier service, a cashier’s check or money order and then asks you to wire any portion of that money to anyone IT IS A SCAM.

Chris Hanson and Dateline take on Secret Shopper and Work at Home Scams

I have only watched a portion of this segment, but I had to post it right away.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/30070044#30070115