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#46 by Emma Jones Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:46 am
There are a million and one scams out there, and we don't claim to be experts in advising about them all. The ones we do consider ourselves qualified to talk about are listed in our specific scams section.

As for other types of internet cons and annoyances, there are specialist sites where you can get great advice. Here are a few of them:

A well-established anti-phishing site: http://www.antiphishing.org/index.html
General information: http://onguardonline.gov/phishing.html
Test your ability to spot phishing emails: http://survey.mailfrontier.com/survey/phishing_uk.html

A portal for reporting spam: http://www.spamcop.net/
How to fight spam: http://joewein.net/spam/index.htm

HYIPs and Pyramids
Wikipedia information for High Yield Investment Programmes (aka Ponzis): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponzi_scheme
and for Pyramid schemes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_scheme

Investment frauds
US Securities and Exchange Commission information: http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/cyberfraud.htm
Ontario Securities Commission: http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/home.htm
Information on our forum contributed by ForexFraud.com Link to topic on Forex Fraud

Identity theft
OnGuard Online (US government site) information: http://onguardonline.gov/idtheft.html

Betting or gambling systems

Allegations against legitimately registered businesses or real individuals relating to unpaid bills, wages or debts

If the scam or con which brought you here is one not covered by us or by any of the links above, please ask in this forum, and we will see if we can find somewhere appropriate to direct you for help.

(Updated November 2019 by AlanJones)

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