Top 10 Scams of 2011

The National Consumers League (NCL) recently released its top 10 scams of 2011 and bonus prizes and sweepstakes have taken over the number one spot, while the family/friend imposter or the “grandfather scam is new to the Top 10 list.

Top 10 scams of 2011:

  1. Prizes, sweepstakes and fake free gifts
  2. Fake check scams
  3. Internet scams for general merchandise
  4. Phishing and spoofing
  5. Advance fee loans and “credit arrangers”
  6. Scholarships and grants
  7. Friendship and sweetheart swindles
  8. Nigerian money offers (not prizes)
  9. Family or friend imposters
  10. Fraudulent Internet auctions

Click here to read the full article from the NCL.

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