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How to Protect Yourself From Online Dating Scams

What’s worse than being catfished? Being scammed out of money by someone you thought liked you. Romance scams are on the rise, and according to the FBI, these shameless grifts cost consumers more money than other kind of internet fraud. Here’s what you should watch out for if you’re looking for love.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Not to Get Scammed When Donating to Charity

An estimated 2,300 children have been separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Though President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday reversing his stance on separating families (the zero-tolerance policy is still in effect, meaning people will…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams Online

Vacation home rentals are a fun, and often affordable, alternative to hotels, but they’re also less regulated and more prone to scams. Crooks have come up with plenty of schemes to make a quick buck off of oblivious vacationers using nice photos of non-existent rentals and up-front cash security deposits. That’s why…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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There’s A Certain Lovely Purity About This Obvious Craigslist Scam UPDATE: It Involves Jake Paul Somehow

We see all kinds of car-selling scams on Craigslist, and some are clever, some are just confusing, and some are even subtle. Not this one. This one seems about as subtle as a cinder block wrapped in strips of pink, fresh Nova Scotia salmon.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Never Ever Agree To Let Someone Make Payments When They Buy Your Car

Right away most of you have read the headline and thought, “Of course not, McParland! How obvious do you need to get?” I too thought this was common sense—until I got an alarming amount of emails from readers that have put themselves in a tough spot because they agreed to finance their buyers.Read more… Continue […]

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Who’s Behind This Bizarre Chain Of Craigslist Volkswagen Passat TDI Wagon Thefts?

By now we all know not to expect too much logic or reason from Craigslist. We know Craigslist is a deviant subset of humanity, sometimes an ideal place to find beater cars or dusty mid-’70s pong games, sometimes a terrifying hive of vice and exposed genitalia. This time, it’s a place where a strange serial […]

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10 Scams Ukrainian Girls Try To Pull On Foreign Men

Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar: “Ukrainian girls are beautiful and feminine.” “Ukrainian girls are great girlfriend and wife material.” “Ukrainian girls love foreigners.” But how about their negative aspects? Keep in mind that the average person living in Ukraine is very poor, especially compared to Western standards. Often in poor countries, […]

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10 Scams Ukrainian Girls Try To Pull On Foreign Men

Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar: “Ukrainian girls are beautiful and feminine.” “Ukrainian girls are great girlfriend and wife material.” “Ukrainian girls love foreigners.” But how about their negative aspects? Keep in mind that the average person living in Ukraine is very poor, especially compared to Western standards. Often in poor countries, […]

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Here’s How Carnival Games Are Designed to Scam You

If you’ve ever tried to win that super big stuffed animal for your sweetheart at the ring toss and just ended up embarrassing yourself, it’s possible that you’ve long suspected that carnival games are rigged. It won’t win you any prizes, but this video explains the mechanics of exactly how you’re taken for a ride.Read […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy a “New” Book on Amazon

Amazon, a company Jeff Bezos invented to piss off everyone in the book industry simultaneously, likes to make books as cheap as possible. To that end, this spring they moved third-party options up to the top of the page, sometimes even listing third-party sellers as the default buying option. You might see a “new”…Read more… […]

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