Browsing the "The Scam Files" Category

The Sakawa Boys

June 7th, 2011 | by Jill

A very interesting and long documentary about Sakawa. In the West African country of Ghana, Internet scamming is combined with black


Hmm Sounds Familiar

January 22nd, 2011 | by Jill

Doesn’t this sound an awful lot like a Nigerian scam minus the email? Pay up front to get your winnings?


Phishing Scams

January 8th, 2011 | by Ruby Skye

Phishing is the practice of trying to get information from people without them knowing it. There are lots of phishing


Facebook Chat Scam

December 18th, 2010 | by Ruby Skye

Here’s what happens: The scammer gets into your friend’s Facebook account. Maybe your friend left his computer open or the


Scams of the Heart

December 11th, 2010 | by Ruby Skye

Email scammers don’t always promise to send you millions. Sometimes, they pretend to love you before they take your money


419 Scam

December 4th, 2010 | by Jill

An ABC News documentary on the 419 scam in which they go to meet the scammers in Nigeria



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