www.Scambusters.org is a public service website and email newsletter that helps people avoid the most common scams and identity theft threats. It was started by Dr. Audri Lanford and her husband Jim, because
“Being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself and your family so they created a definitive resource to help protect you from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, and devious identity theft”
Scambusters.org says it has helped over 11 million people protect themselves from Internet scams, identity theft and spam since 1994. The key resource is a free newsletter
The scambusters newsletter has 80,000 subscribers and is very good and the website has lots on how to avoid the most popular scams and identity theft threats.
Some Recent Scams and Advice on the Website
- Latest Lottery Scam Tricks More Convincing Than Ever
- 15 Million Bogus Hotel Bookings Every Year!
- Phishing on Facebook and Shooting the Scam Rapids on Amazon
- Seniors Snared in Multiple Impostor Scams
- Scammers Cash-in on Fears of Law Enforcement
- New Program Will Aid Identity Theft Recovery
- Scams Behind Bogus LinkedIn Job Offers
- Is That ID Verification Letter Genuine or Another Tax Scam?
- Phone Scams for Wrong Numbers, Jailbroken iPhones, Vacation Gifts and Prescriptions