"Annual losses to the 419 scam in the US total more than $100,000,000. Global losses may trail over $1,500,000,000." - www.caslon.com.au/419scamnote.htm
"In one year, over $1,000,000,000 of that [money spent on home renovation and improvement projects] will be lost to scams and frauds." - http://lancaster.unl.edu/home/Articles/2003/scams.htm
Since the beginnings of human interaction, people have tried to take advantage of one another. There have been many reasons, but usually it is done for one reason: material gain. There have been the merchants who sold "fool's gold" claiming that it was real gold. There were those that used created and used counterfeit money...the list goes on. People have always gotten hurt, and because of the creation of the Internet and other media, scams have gone to an entirely new level of complexity and the pitfalls have become even greater. Scams are everywhere, in your mail, on the phone, and even on the street. One small slip and your life could be ruined.
In this dangerous world, it is important that you protect yourself. Big muscles and bigger guns won't help you here, the best protection against those malicious scammers is knowledge. The more you know, the more you will be able to prevent a scammer from taking advantage of you. It is a powerful weapon that can stop scammers from stealing your money, your identity, and even your life.
This website is here to give you the knowledge necessary to navigate this scam infested world. Learn about the different types of scams, and how to protect yourself from them.
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