Welcome to ScamsList!
FIGHT SCAMS AND SCAMMERS!! Read or post experiences, knowledge and tips on how to prevent scams and fraud. Report any scam, fraud, complaint or review on any type of company, individual, service or product here.
What are scams?
Scams are designed to trick you into giving away your money or your personal details. Scams come to you in many forms — by mail, email, telephone, over the Internet and door-to-door. There are several methods that scammers use to steal your money or personal details. The main purpose of this website is to teach you how to avoid scams and frauds of any type.
Here are two common scams:
1. Great promises scams
Scammers try to take advantage of you by promising things like winnings, prizes, true love or making fast money. But before they give you anything, they will request that you send them money or give them your bank account or credit card numbers or other full personal details like FULL NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, etc.... They never deliver what they promise and you always get ripped off.
2. Scams request for your personal details
Scammers pretend to be legitimate banks, businesses or organizations. They approach you out of the blue with flyers, letters, emails, websites or phone calls with requests that seem like the real thing. Then they’ll give a reason as to why you need to provide them with your full personal details, like your address, credit card number, password, bank account number etc. But genuine organizations don’t usually make such unsolicited requests. If you provide them with your full personal details they could steal your money and your identity.
Why do scams work?
Scams succeeds because it looks like the real thing and people can be easily sold into a scam trap. Scammers are manipulative – they push your emotional buttons to produce the response they want. Don’t let scammers steal your money and personal details – protect yourself from scams.