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What's the Difference Between a Pyramid Scheme and a Ponzi Scheme?

The difference between pyramid schemes and Ponzi schemes is in the methodology. Pyramid schemes rely on multiple levels of investors, each promising exorbitant returns to the succeeding level, whereas Ponzi schemes feature a central figure who promises exorbitant returns to all investors.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Don’t be a Scareware Victim

We have all gotten the pop-up window that says we have a serious malware or performance issue. There are also the emails that appear, with offers of computer system scans and repairs. Have you ever asked yourself, how do they know there is a problem with my machine? The senders of these little doom-sayings do not know a thing about your system, they don’t have to. Offers like these tend to be scams.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Great News on the Scam Front

We've had some great news today in the fight against the scam artists. May 19, 2008, saw 38 people in 5 countries indicted for a Romanian-based phishing scam that was part of a global crime ring. Read about the bust and the scam they were perpetrating.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Nigeria or Bust Part III: Fend off the Scam and Track down the Scammer

In Part III of the Nigerian Scam series, read the latest correspondence and learn not only how to spot the threat but also how you can protect yourself.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Nigeria or Bust: Update Number One

Talk about fast! My new friend Abbey, the banker in South Africa with the plot to make me fabulously well-to-do with the multimillion dollar account of a dead man has written back to me with a load of questions to put his mind to rest that he's not going to get cheated. Check out this next level in the scam process and learn a little about protecting yourself on the Internet.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Nigeria or Bust: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The widespread use of e-mail has made online scams easier and easier to perpetrate. Your spam filters will catch a lot of these but sometimes one of them gets through, like this morning. Come with me on a journey into one such scam, learn how you can avoid being a victim and join me in having a little fun with this online predator.

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