The Top 10 Scams for 2001

Audri and Jim Lanford

Excerpt from Internet ScamBusters tm The #1 Publication on Internet Fraud

Scams on the Internet are growing -- and with the vast selection, it was hard to only choose ten. Weve tried to soften this list with a bit of humor. But please dont let the humor make these scams seem any less serious than they really are.

Some of these scams are very dangerous.

A word of warning, so to speak. These arent ranked by dollars lost or people scammed. Theres nothing scientific about the list. Its just the ten scams that we find the most disturbing.

Youll note that most of these involve spam. Theres a reason for that. The mentality of a spammer is exactly the same kind of mindset as a con artist.

As we always say: "If its spam, its scam."

Here are the top 10 scams of 2001...

10. Herbal Viagra

This is really a whole category of scams, relating to the sale of medical or "alternative" medical treatments online. Usually using spam to get to the "customer."

If youre lucky, these products will do nothing at all. Some of them are seriously dangerous by themselves. They promise cures for life threatening illnesses, causing those who buy the promise to delay proper medical treatment, sometimes past the point where it would have helped.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before buying into any of these nostrums. Itll save you a lot of headaches and heartache later.

Folks, consider this: If you wouldnt trust a spammer to handle your money, why would you take medical advice from them

9. Internet Investigator

"Be the first kid on your block to know all the dirty secrets your neighbors are hiding! Find out what your prospective mate has hidden in his past! Find the lost city of Atlantis! Find your lost remote!"

This one is more an annoyance than a real problem. It serves as a great example of the pure hype that you should watch out for in online advertising.

Filled with promises of secret knowledge thats not available to anyone else, it delivers nothing more than a list of places you can pay to search for information. Its the perfect example of a pitch thats not quite a scam -- but clearly misleads in its promise.

Ask yourself this: If this stuff was as easy as the ads make it out to be, wouldnt you see these "secret techniques" in magazines a

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The Top 10 Scams for 2001
Excerpt from Internet ScamBusters tm The #1 Publication on Internet Fraud
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