Two people hit it off online. within the span of 24 hours, one of them gets her assistant to contact the other to organise meet-up details, claims that cars are booked for travel and that their airfare is booked - and then suddenly has died from being hit by a car. Is this a well-documented scam? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Apr 20, 2013 -
Help understanding "new media" and the internetz: Are these "freelancing gig"/content generation/social network websites which are popping up on the web these days scammy? Help me understand this phenomenon. [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on Apr 24, 2012 -
I have made several purchases from a small on-line company. They have always shipped the order out correctly and on time. I just received and email from them stating that they had a problem with my payment. If they genuinely had a problem, I want to help them fix it. If this is a scam, I don't want to be an idiot. I'm confused by them telling me not to reply to the email, but to send a new one. I would appreciate any help or advice that anyone could give me. [more inside]
posted by colt45
on Aug 19, 2008 -
I am pretty sure I am caught up in an Internet scam, and I want to know the best way to proceed to make sure I cover all my bases.
posted by mto
on Jun 20, 2007 -
The scam (if that's what it is) is as described below and I'd welcome any comments or links to places which discuss such things. [more inside]
posted by thayerg
on Jun 8, 2006 -
I posted something for sale on Craigslist. The first response I got was interested and asked normal questions. I responded, but the followup from the possible buyer was totally different tone and asking to pay in a form (AlertPay International Money Order) I'm not familiar with and can't find through a search. I want to sell this item, but I don't want to be scammed. Anyone know what AlertPay International Money Order is and whether it's on the level? [more inside]
posted by nramsey
on Jun 2, 2006 -
I remember a typical late 1990s Bubble story where a scammer was hyping a fake streaming video technology to grab investor cash. What name should I look up under? [more inside]
posted by meehawl
on Feb 12, 2006 -
I am pretty sure I'm just being paranoid, but I would like to check with the savvy crowd here first.
I have listed a range/stove for sale on Craigslist and I got a response from someone who's interested. He has asked for my name and address to send me the payment. All of that is relatively normal.
posted by mikel
on Jun 21, 2005 -
I think homestudynet.com is a scam. Can you help me prove it?
posted by reklaw
on Sep 1, 2004 -