Scams
Join the discussion on the Scams forum.
Chatabout.com a place to chat about what interests you!

There are all different kinds of scams going on but the key is to not get caught up in them or at least have a safety net if you do.

Scams are getting more and more intelligent and more and more technological and I really don't think the police are keeping up with the con artists.

There is seriously so many scams out there. Try looking for a work from home job and see just how many are really out there

In this world there are a lot of scams at most peopl who always are on the internet dont realize are scams.BUt scams are just lies that are on the internet.

I am always on the look out for scams. I am trying new apps and am always making sure I get paid when they say they are going to pay.

I haven't experienced with Scam pages. I always find some information about the page before joining it. It's the best way to avoid them.

Right.. If i am interested in joining a site i will do my research for awhile first then decide. Also ill check scamvoid.com

I do a lot of online surveys and secret shopper jobs, so I learned how to tell the scams from the real thing. If they tell you you'll make an unbelievable amount of money, then don't believe it. If you have to pay to be a member, it's a scam. I hope I never fall victim to a scam, but never say never!

Exactly. Ya just never know anymore. If it sounds too good to be true... It is! If it sounds reasonable check it on google

I have experienced many scam sites, They promise to pay but when the time come they ran away and people fallen into lose.

I have when a website says it'll do something or give you something and then it takes you to a completely different site.

I have not only been scamed online but off as well. A loan company that was in Illinois scammed me for $1,500. I worked for a company for three days, went back to work some more and get my paycheck and they were gone.

I don't understand people or companies that scam. How do they feel good about themselves knowing they conned someone out of their hard-earned money, especially elderly people on fixed incomes? There's just so many scammers out there that I tell you, I'm so grateful that the BBB exists. I've seen commercials for Angie's List but if I recall, you have to pay for that as opposed to the BBB. But anyway, even if they were free, I think most or all of us trust the Better Business Bureau far more. They really do their homework on companies and individuals and put the squeeze on them.

My 86 yr old Mom used to get at least 20 scam letters in the mail to try to get her money.they aim at the elderly because they believe what they read. Sometimes they make these letters look very professional. Once you answer 1 of these letters, you are on the scam list big time and the letters come in ore and more daily. There is a fabulous company called Paper Karma that helps stop these scam letters from coming.They helped me to cut down 95% of those letters from coming to her mailbox!

I get all the point made by you guys. We are leaving out some of the biggest scammers. Our insurance companies, Telephone companies and all those other big scammers. We definitely wont fall for the guy on the phone but we fall for scams everyday and don't even know.

You are absolutely right about that. How about the scams that come through the mail? Nobody has even really considered those. Especially the ones that ask for personal information that doesn't seem so personal at the time.

It upset me when people scam others, especially when they scam the elderly. These old people sometimes lose all or most of their life savings due to some sorry, low-down clowns that would rather take all THEIR money than earn their own. It also irritates me when people somehow get your email address and send you dumb emails from foreign countries asking outright for money or claiming I won or inherited money but I need to send some type of fee to get it. Lol. Whatever, dude. Go somewhere else with that nonsense. I'm not sending those jokers one cent!

I have learned in the past that if something seems to good to be true then it probably isn't. Never pay money to get money!!

Some scams that have been going around for years. I can not beleive that people actually fall for them. But they do and they loss hundreds of dollars when they do.

I often get way too many phone calls about scams that I had never remembered signing up for anywhere close to the calls I get.

someone on my local fb group was selling $50 gift cards for $30, when people called the pin in they were invalid or had been used up.

There's an app that sells giftcards and that is the exact reason why i have not even tried using it yet. i would be really upset if that happened to me.

I got scammed on ebay. It's sad when people scam you. I hope this site is legit, I'm getting close to a thousand points. At least not everyone in the world is a scammer.

Celia, after being on this sit for more than a year and a half, I can honestly say it definately is not a scam!

Celia I can honestly say that this is a legit site. I just cashed out yesterday. There are plenty of bad ones but cash out at the lowest first to make sure they are indeed legit.

Someone tried to scam my grandmother by calling her and saying they were her grandson. They tried to get her to wire money too them in another country. Thankfully she didn't fall for it!

Ive been badly scammed in the past by people using the website olx and have heard of many cases of fraudsters advertising items and never delivering

Speaking of scams, there's a new site that allows the user to join for free and allows them to do multiple tasks with a promising 1,500$ weekly. They never pay. Certain users made a review about it online.
You may also like
  • can say for sure been bullied threw out my own life while in school an...
    Bullied
  • People who assault others sexually ruin lives. My heart goes out to an...
    Sexual Assault
  • Seeing this little guy brings back memories from my childhood when I w...
    Corporal Punishment
  • Sorry to hear it, my dad has cancer, it is hard to lose a loved one. T...
    Grief
  • I agree that we should protect our environment, as we only have one ea...
    Environmental Protection
  • ow I had no idea this was even going on. I would like to wish everyone...
    Spain Train Crash
  • May all these people rest in peace. I find it hard to believe how anot...
    Navy Yard Shootings
  • To anybody who is suffering or has suffered physical abuse, I'm so...
    Physical Abuse
  • As for the attack on the Kenyan mall, why would it have been faked? Wh...
    Kenya Mall Attack
  • Rioting is a widespread issue in my area, and it's a real shame to...
    Rioting