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Known Internet Scams

The following is a list of known scams and valuable links to lists of known Internet scams. We are committed to update this list daily as we receive hundred of complaints of fraudulent activity on the Internet each week. We have resources to investigate these complaints and work with authorities to shut down the Frauds and Scams we encounter, and where possible, to prosecute the criminals perpetrating the scams.
For an overview of common Internet scams and how to avoid them, read Common Internet Scams - An Overview.

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Type of Scam
Description
Scams Via Bulk Email
FTC Names Its Dirty Dozen: 12 Scams Most Likely to Arrive Via Bulk Email.
Fake Banks
The following is a list of around 100 suspect banks and investment companies used in lottery scams and in other Internet scams.
Lottery Scams
The following is a list of known operative alias's and other details from Lottery Scam emails. An example and explanation of how this scam works, can be found here.
Nigerian 419 Scams
This is a list of known operative alias's and other details from Nigerian 419 emails, on our forum, as well as email examples and explanation of how this scam works. You can also post your emails, here and discuss with other users about this scam, how to recognize it and how to avoid it.
AbsoluteAgency Dating Service
This site is a scam and it is under massive investigation by FBI as stated at the New Criminologist website.
Dating Scams and Known Scammers
Here you can find a great resource about dating scams as well as an up-to-date blacklist of Russian women and Russian dating agencies.
Envelope Stuffing Scams
Very good explanation of how one of the most common work-from-home scams work: the Envelope Stuffing Scam.
Paid-To-Read Scams
Here you can find a great resource about paid-to-read (PTR) and paid-to-survey (PTS) scams, including a black list.
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