Meet some scam and spam hunters

Scammers and spammers may use the internet to fleece as many people as possible, but there are nearly as many people using the internet to fight back. Check these websites and blogs regularly to keep informed about the latest scams and how to avoid them. If you maintain an online forum, one site even lists notorious serial spammers for you to block.

ScamBusters.org
ScamBusters.org has helped stop scams and protect over 12 million people from becoming victims of scams, fraud, and crime since 1994.

Stop Forum Spam
From their website: “We provide lists of spammers that persist in abusing forums and blogs with their scams, ripoffs, exploits and other annoyances*. We provide these lists so that you don’t have to endure the never ending job of having to moderate, filter and delete their rubbish.”

419 Eater
Does somebody want to transfer millions of dollars into your account? Does someone want to pay you to cash cheques and send them the money? Met a new friend/penpal on a friendship/dating site who’s asking you for money? Has a dying person contacted you wanting your help to give his money to charity? Have you sold an item and are asked to accept a payment larger than the item amount?

ScamAdvisor
Is this site or online store a scam or safe? Are the reviews real or fake? That is the question ScamAdviser tries to answer for 2.5 million visitors every month. ScamAdviser uses an algorithm to determine if the website is legit with real reviews or a phishing website, selling fake products. Our goal: help consumers make the right choices online.

Scam Hunter
I find scams and prove that they exist so we can stop them.