Rumors, Scams and Hoaxes on the phone and on the Internet and on the Streets
Updated 08-27-13

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Identity Theft Protection and Complaints

On the Streets

Passport coming soon.. North American Union Passport along with a RFID / biometric ID card. Get ready for the Anti-Christ!

Phishing and YOU!

Rumors, Scams and Hoaxes on the phone and on the Internet

Some links that quash the e-mail and internet charge hoax

Straight Dope on Cell Phone Registration
(New 01-22-07)


On the Streets

Warning - New License Plate Scam
(New 09-02-06)


Identity Theft Protection and Complaints

Snopes says this is “TRUE”
(New 11-26-07)

Anti-Spyware Coalition
The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) is a group dedicated to building a consensus about ... The Anti-Spyware Coalition today released two new resources to help ...
(New 04-21-06)

ASMBA News: Internet Identity Theft
(New 08-26-07)

Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft or Telephone Fraud
(New 09-05-06)

Email Address Harvesting - How Spammers Reap What You Sow
(New 09-05-06)

A lot of bad things happen online, not to mention over the telephone. People get their identities stolen or are scammed all the time. Consumer Sentinel provides a wealth of information on frauds and identity theft.

The FTC manages the site, so you know the information is accurate. You can view trends and statistics. The numbers are fascinating. What you find may surprise you – it sure surprised me!

There are also tips to help you protect yourself from the bad guys. So don’t forget to check them out.

But I’ve saved the best for last. If you’re the victim of fraud or identity theft, you can file a complaint. It only takes a minute to complete the form.

 The FTC doesn’t resolve individual complaints.

But it can lead to legal action. It’s another way to fight back.

(Link updated

Spyware & Adware
People think that there is actually no difference between a spyware and an adware.

(New 01-24-07)

Windows Security Flaw Is Severe with PCs Vulnerable to Spyware and Viruses

Can You Get a Map to a Person's Home By Entering Their Phone Number in Google?

Additional Important Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

Chain Letters and those never-ending forwardings

Credit Card Scam - Read this carefully !!!

Do not give out the extra digits on your credit card

Getting your free credit report without scams
(New 01-25-06)

Identity Theft Victims - First Steps to Safeguard Your Information
(New 09-03-06)

Information Security: Where the Dangers Are

Prevent Identity Theft
(New 09-02-06)

SECURITY ALERT Bin Laden Suicide Virus - Latest Internet Hoax

WARNING - New Credit Card Scam



Passport coming soon.. North American Union Passport along with a RFID / biometric ID card.  Get ready for the Anti-Christ!

CASPIAN Advises Consumers to Immediately Remove Cards from Wallets

(New 10-24-06)

Implanted Chips in Our Troops?
(New 08-23-06)

Orwellian RFID tracking video - Press banned from conference
(New 08-14-06)

Tommy Thompson: The "Chipper" President? Election Bid Raises Specter of RFID Implant Threat
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson is considering a run for president in 2008, a move that should spark alarm among those familiar with Thompson's calls for widespread RFID chipping of Americans. The authors of "Spychips," Dr. Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre, who closely monitor the RFID industry, caution that his position on the Board of the VeriChip Corporation and his stock options in the company make Thompson one of the most dangerous figures in American politics today.
As head of Health of Health and Human Services, Thompson oversaw the scandal-ridden FDA when it approved the VeriChip as a medical device. Shortly after leaving his cabinet post, he joined the board of the VeriChip Corporation and wasted no time in using his clout to promote the company's glass encapsulated RFID tags. These tags are injected into human flesh to uniquely number and identify people.

(New 11-16-06)

TSA Concept Video Shows Future RFID-Enabled Airport - Spychips in Passports May be Just the Start, Warn Privacy Advocates
(New 08-17-06)

Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID

Help Stop RFID item-level tagging of consumer products! Following are ways you can make a difference:

click here to join CASPIAN

Register your opposition to retail surveillance and support our activities by joining CASPIAN. There is no membership fee and you can sign up anonymously if you wish.

While you're on our site you can also sign up to receive our periodic newsletter. And if you have some spare time, we can also use all the volunteers we can get.

VERICHIP INJECTS ITSELF INTO IMMIGRATION DEBATE - Company Pushes RFID Implants for Immigrants, Guest Workers
(New 06-05-06)



Phishing and YOU!

10 ways to recognize phisher (spoof) emails

Dodging the Spear Phisher
(New 08-26-07)

Phishing !!!!

Phishing scams explained
Lately, we've had quite a few customers asking us about "phishing" - so I thought I might take a couple of minutes to tell you what it is and how you can protect yourself against it.

Phishers preying on tax payers




Rumors, Scams and Hoaxes on the phone and on the Internet

90# on the telephone - a SCAM

Beware of phony FBI Emails and CIA Emails

Break the Chain email hoax info site



Emails with Osama Bin Laden Captured or Osama Hanged attachments will kill your computer's hard drive
(New 09-18-06)


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Malicious Virus Spread Increasing .... IT IS SERIOUS ... You can HELP

McAfee's list of Virus Hoaxes  
 (suggest you bookmark)

Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website


Online Scam Prevention Guid

Sent: 8/22/2013 9:03:58 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Thank you for the great page (Special note & suggestion)

I just wanted to say thanks for making your page ( ...It is really a great and thorough resource on scam prevention.

As a researcher in consumer fraud I've seen fraud increase greatly in the elderly population. My mother was also recently almost a victim in fraud if I hadn't saved her from some fake "creditors" looking for her social security number. That is why I passed along your page to her.

I've also been using another page that I think would fit great on your site: "Online Scam Prevention Guide " -

Do you think you could add it to your page? it would be an honor if you included it!

Thanks and have a great day!
(New 08-27-13)

Rumors of War - what is True, what is not True
This is another good site to check for rumors.

San Fernando Valley Folklore Society


shampoo and toothpaste


Symantec's Hoax Page
(They are all there)


The Latest Hoax News


The Worst Internet Hoaxes

United States Secret Service Internal Threat Study

Urban Legends

The above site has pretty much every hoax on it, with substantiating evidence. It's also entertaining reading.

Virus Hoaxes and Netlore
A site designed to debunk email hoaxes
Learn about com­puter virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the impli­ca­tions if you be­lieve in them. You can also search a list of com­puter virus hoaxes & virus hys­teria from A to Z.

Warning Issued On Jury Duty Scam


Some links that quash the e-mail and internet charge hoax: