Resources

Consumer Online Resources

US Federal Agencies

  1. Federal Trade Commission – Complaint Assistant
  2. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  4. United States Secret Services
  5. Food & Drugs Administrations
  6. United States Postal Services
  7. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  8. Securities & Exchange Commission
  9. Drugs Enforcement Agency
  10. IC3.GOV – Internet Crime Complaint Center
  11. Report Spam – FTC spam@uce.gov
  12. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Consumer Reporting Resources

  1. scamFRAUDalert.comconsumer scam sportal
  2. Better Business Bureau
  3. RipoffReport – Bad Business Report ****
  4. Yelp – Consumer Review ****
  5. Wiki – SpamTracker – EU
  6. BARBARA’S TCHATZKAHS ***
  7. Consumer Action
  8. Complaintslist.com
  9. Consumer Affairs
  10. Complaintsboard.com ???
  11. VictimAssistance Online ***
  12. Cybersum ***
  13. No Good Deal Weblog
  14. TheSqueakyWheel Inc.
  15. QuackWatch
  16. Scambuster.org
  17. Artist Against 419 ***
  18. bobbear.co.uk
  19. My3cents.com
  20. Scam Types
  21. Scam.com
  22. Phishbucket.org ***
  23. BustedScammers.com
  24. UCAN – Utility Consumer’s Action Network
  25. Fraudaid.com
  26. Complaint.com
  27. 419eater.com
  28. Scam Victims United ***
  29. 419legal.org
  30. 419scam.org
  31. the fraud files blog
  32. ScamWarners
  33. Consumer Fraud Reporting
  34. Fraudwatchers.org
  35. Scam Club
  36. Joewein.de
  37. The Scambaiter.com
  38. Quatloos
  39. Loan Sharks Squaliformes
  40. Pyramid Scheme Reporting (MLM)
  41. Crime-of-Persuasion
  42. The Bizop News
  43. MLM Watch
  44. Casting Room Model Scams – WNY-Models.com
  45. Pissed Consumer
  46. SiteJabber.com
  47. I Kill Spammers
  48. Report-Online-Scams.com
  49. ScamFound.com ????
  50. Cyber Crime Ops
  51. 800Notes – Directory of UnKnown Callers
  52. Whocallsme.com
  53. Scammer Database
  54. scamtrends
  55. Busta Scams
  56. ScamRadar.com
  57. Flakelist.org *

Canada

Better Business Bureau
PhoneBuster
Industry Canada Consumer Information

Australia

Australia – SCAMwatch
ACCC – Australian Competition & Competitive Commission
Australian Consumer and Employment Protection – Dept. of Commerce

United Kingdom/Great Britain

London Metropolitan Police
UK – FSA (Financial Services Authority
Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

New Zealand

Commerce Commission
ConsumerNZ


State and Local Consumer Agencies

12 thoughts on “Resources

  1. scamfraudalert says:


    LIBEL PROOF PLAINTIFF

    The “libel-proof” plaintiff. A plaintiff is “libel-proof” when his reputation has been irreparably stained by prior publications. At the point the challenged statements are published, then, plaintiff’s reputation is already so damaged that a plaintiff cannot recover more than nominal damages for subsequent defamatory statements. Marcone v. Penthouse Int’l Magazine for Men, 754 F.2d 1072, 1079 (3rd Cir. 1985).
    However, a court will not dismiss a defamation action merely because the plaintiff already has a bad reputation. Schiavone Construction Co. v. Time, Inc., 646 F. Supp. 1511, 1516 (D.N.J. 1986), rev’d, 847 F.2d 1069, 1072-73 (3rd Cir. 1988). Finklea, 742 S.W.2d at 516 (”[E]ven the public outcast’s remaining good reputation is entitled to protection.”) Rather the statement upon which the defamation claim is based should relate to the same matters upon which the prior bad reputation was founded, or to substantially similar matters.
    In extreme cases, a plaintiff’s general reputation may be so bad that a court will hold a plaintiff libel-proof on all matters. For example, Charles Manson or Adolph Hitler could not be damaged by defamatory statements. Langston v. Eagle Publishing Co., 719 S.W.2d 612, 623 (Tex. App. 1986).

    Mr. Alex Difrawi or Alec Difrawi qualify as a Libel-proof “Plaintiff” based on his business practices and past associations.
    He communicates under the alias Alexandersimon5@aol.com

  2. Scrub says:

    12 SIGNS THAT TELL YOU THE JOB OPPORTUNITY MAY BE A SCAM

      1. The job offers unusually high pay for apparently little work
      2. SAYS well paid work has minimal requirements in terms of qualifications or experience
      3. The work involves repackaging products before shipping them out of the country, often to Africa
      4. All communication with the employer is via poorly spelled emails that lack proper structuring
      5. The offer of employment seems to be immediate without the need for an interview
      6. The company requires an upfront payment for materials or training products
      7. The employer requires too much personal information, such as bank account numbers or your social security number
      8. The job is reported as offering a residual income in return for little or no ongoing commitment or work on your part
      9. The only way to contact your new employer is via email and they use a disposable address, such as hotmail, gmail or yahoo
      10. There is an element of time pressure added by saying respondents must do as they are told in a short time frame
      11. There are multiple complaints levied against the company with the BBB or on consumer affairs websites
      12. The job is offered via a website that is plastered with testimonials that sound just a little too good to be true

    Its MLM !!!

  3. tammie nahki says:

    I received a call from a Mr. Matthew phone no. 626-802-4523 stating that he is with the attorney general office and I need to get a lawyer because I’m being sued for a payday loan that I took out and never paid. This is with Fast Cash International. I have never heard from these people before and have never taken a loan out from them. I don’t know what to do and he is saying they are taking me to court and I will be going to jail and they will be contacting my job about this. I don’t owe this money

  4. Linda Koeniguer says:

    The DNN job scam has a new alias–The Mouten Group. The website is identical the others shown–they very nearly got me. These people need to be put out of business.

  5. Cherad says:

    I had bought a DELL laptop online for my son and Dell emailed confirming that the delivery will be the following week. When i called Dell told me that the delivery date given was for the mouse and headphone not for the laptop! even though their conforming email did not specify anything about the delivery being only for the accessories!
    I really believe Dell does that to trick and deceive people for believing that they can manage a shorter delivery which is basically fraud. At the end Dell is messing about with their own customers and i trust they will pay dearly for swindling them so evidently.
    Regards
    Cherad

  6. Donna says:

    Magic Services is now scamming with the name Dream Weaver Assistants. The website, http://dwassistants.com, looks nice but when you do some checking, things aren’t what they seem. They have the BBB logo but they are not listed with the BBB. I asked them questions and Jeremy’s replies never answered any question and he kept referring me back to the website. He also uses a Yahoo email account instead of the company account. All signs point to TROUBLE! Do not give them any information.

  7. groven says:

    tjr dans l attente de ma commande debitee par cb le 05/04/2011 pour un montant de 49,31 euros merci
    ____________________________________
    tjr in waiting for my order charged by cb on 05/04/2011 for an amount of EUR 49.31 thank you

  8. terry says:

    There is a new website that lifts the lid on rouge traders and fraudulent businesses, it is a consumer review website, http://www.tradebust.com if enough of us post reviews on bad companies then it helps to warn others.
    Address lookup
    canonical name tradebust.com
    aliases
    addresses 94.76.226.13
    Domain Whois record
    Queried whois.internic.net with “dom tradebust.com”…
    Domain Name: TRADEBUST.COM
    Registrar: ADVANTAGE INTERACTIVE LTD
    Whois Server: whois.advantage-interactive.com
    Referral URL: http://www.lcn.com
    Name Server: NS0.LCN.COM
    Name Server: NS1.LCN.COM
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 13-jul-2011
    Creation Date: 30-jun-2011
    Expiration Date: 30-jun-2013
    Last update of whois database: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 16:48:51 UTC
    Queried whois.advantage-interactive.com with “tradebust.com”…
    domain: TRADEBUST.COM
    owner-c: AI-890868
    admin-c: AI-890868
    tech-c: AI-300624
    bill-c: AI-300624
    nserver: ns1.lcn.com 195.82.107.156
    nserver: ns0.lcn.com 94.126.40.3
    created: 2011-06-30 11:15:04
    expires: 2013-06-30 11:15:04
    changed: 2011-07-01 09:30:03
    contact-handle: AI-890868
    contact: Terry Flores
    organisation: Terry F
    address: 49 coates close
    address: brighton Hill
    address: Basingstoke
    address: rg22 4ef
    address: GB
    phone: +44.1256810195
    email: terry@flores7.wanadoo.co.uk
    contact-handle: AI-300624
    contact: Hostmaster
    address: Units H, J, K
    address: Gateway 1000
    address: Whittle Way
    address: Stevenage
    address: England
    address: SG1 2FP
    address: GB
    phone: +44.1438342490
    fax: +44.1438300137
    email: support@lcn.com
    ***********************************************************
    Domain Registration Service Provider:
    lcn
    For all domain related queries go to http://www.lcn.com
    **********************************************************
    Network Whois record
    Queried whois.ripe.net with “-B 94.76.226.13″…
    Information related to ‘94.76.226.1 – 94.76.226.64’
    inetnum: 94.76.226.1 – 94.76.226.64
    netname: BlueConnex-51038
    descr: BlueConnex transit customer
    remarks: #########################################################
    remarks: Please report abuse incidents to abuse@blueconnex.net
    remarks: Messages sent to other contact addresses may not be acted upon.
    remarks: ############################################################
    country: GB
    admin-c: AO904-RIPE
    tech-c: AO904-RIPE
    status: ASSIGNED PA
    mnt-by: AS29550-MNT
    mnt-routes: AS29550-MNT
    source: RIPE
    changed: pete.bristow@bluesquaredata.com 20090417
    changed: ripeupdate@as29550.net 20110411
    role: AS29550 Operators
    address: BlueSquare House
    address: Priors Way
    address: Maidenhead
    address: Berkshire
    address: SL62HP
    remarks: For abuse please contact abuse@as29550.net
    phone: +44 (0)1628 673131
    admin-c: BJR
    admin-c: JOSH
    admin-c: CDP
    tech-c: BJR
    tech-c: CDP
    tech-c: JOSH
    mnt-by: as29550-MNT
    nic-hdl: AO904-RIPE
    source: RIPE
    abuse-mailbox: abuse@as29550.net
    changed: pete.bristow@bluesquaredatagroup.com 20100325
    changed: ripeupdate@as29550.net 20110411
    e-mail: abuse@as29550.net
    % Information related to ‘94.76.192.0/18AS29550’
    route: 94.76.192.0/18
    descr: Simply Transit Ltd
    origin: AS29550
    remarks: ***********************************
    remarks: * *
    remarks: * Abuse: abuse@as29550.net *
    remarks: * *
    remarks: * Peering: peering@as29550.net *
    remarks: * *
    remarks: ***********************************
    mnt-by: AS29550-MNT
    source: RIPE
    changed: pete.bristow@bluesquaredata.com 20080814
    changed: ripeupdate@as29550.net 20110411
    changed: ripeupdate@as29550.net 20110715
    DNS records
    name class type data time to live
    http://www.tradebust.com IN CNAME tradebust.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    tradebust.com IN SOA
    server: ns0.lcn.com
    email: hostmaster.lcn.com
    serial: 2011071300
    refresh: 28800
    retry: 7200
    expire: 604800
    minimum ttl: 86400
    86400s (1.00:00:00)
    tradebust.com IN A 94.76.226.13 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    tradebust.com IN NS ns0.lcn.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    tradebust.com IN NS ns1.lcn.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    tradebust.com IN TXT v=spf1 ip4:94.126.40.0/24 ip4:94.126.44.0/22 ip4:178.18.112.0/22 ?all 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    tradebust.com IN MX
    preference: 10
    exchange: mx1.lcn.com
    86400s (1.00:00:00)
    tradebust.com IN MX
    preference: 10
    exchange: mx0.lcn.com
    86400s (1.00:00:00)
    13.226.76.94.in-addr.arpa IN PTR 94-76-226-13.static.as29550.net 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    — end —

  9. Donna Ruth Espino says:

    The Pharmacist at The Generics Pharmacy, Tatawid, Malabon branch is really cruel to the customer…they didn’t act nd speak like a professional i think they did not went to a customer service training as well…hope the management will do give attention to this…

  10. MITHILESH says:

    DON’T INVEST
    1.http://WWW.FINENUM.COM
    2.http://WWW.FUNDEXPRESS.NET
    BECAUSE BOTH OF SITE IS STOLEN MY INVESTED MONEY $161 & $154. PLEASE NO BODY INVESTED YOUR MONEY BOTH SITES.OTHERWISE THEY WILL STOLE OR DIGEST YOUR MONEY.


    Address lookup
    canonical name finenum.com

    aliases
    addresses 74.63.222.214
    Domain Whois record
    Queried whois.internic.net with “dom finenum.com”…
    Domain Name: FINENUM.COM
    Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
    Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
    Name Server: NS1.FINENUM.COM
    Name Server: NS2.FINENUM.COM
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Updated Date: 10-jul-2011
    Creation Date: 10-jul-2011
    Expiration Date: 10-jul-2012
    Last update of whois database: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 12:08:46 UTC
    Queried whois.publicdomainregistry.com with “finenum.com”…
    Registration Service Provided By: WEB4AFRICA
    Contact: +233.302921912
    Website: http://www.web4africa.net
    Web4Africa offers affordable domain name registration and reliable web hosting services to clients worldwide. We accept Alertpay, Paypal, Moneybookers, Liberty Reserve, credit/debit cards & more! Domain names from only $6!
    Please report abuse issues to abuse[at]web4africa.net
    Domain Name: FINENUM.COM
    Registrant:
    None
    Mark Ginzburg finenom@yahoo.com
    Science Park 104
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam,1098
    NL
    Tel. +31.31207547224
    Creation Date: 10-Jul-2011
    Expiration Date: 10-Jul-2012
    Domain servers in listed order:
    ns1.finenum.com
    ns2.finenum.com
    Administrative Contact:
    None
    Mark Ginzburg finenom@yahoo.com
    Science Park 104
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam,1098
    NL
    Tel. +31.31207547224
    Technical Contact:
    None
    Mark Ginzburg finenom@yahoo.com
    Science Park 104
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam,1098
    NL
    Tel. +31.31207547224
    Billing Contact:
    None
    Mark Ginzburg finenom@yahoo.com
    Science Park 104
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam,1098
    NL
    Tel. +31.31207547224
    Status:LOCKED
    Queried rwhois.limestonenetworks.com with “74.63.222.214”…
    %rwhois V-1.5:003fff:00 rwhois.limestonenetworks.com (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-1.5.9.5)
    network:Class-Name:network
    network:ID:LSN-BLK-74.63.192.0/18
    network:Auth-Area:74.63.192.0/18
    network:Network-Name:LSN-74.63.192.0/18
    network:IP-Network:74.63.222.192/26
    network:IP-Network-Block:74.63.222.192 – 74.63.222.255
    network:Organization-Name:Josh Jameson (ServeByte)
    network:Organization-City:Tubbercurry
    network:Organization-State:OT
    network:Organization-Zip:Sligo
    network:Organization-Country:IE
    network:Tech-Contact;I:abuse@limestonenetworks.com
    network:Admin-Contact;I:abuse@limestonenetworks.com
    network:Updated-By:admin@limestonenetworks.com
    network:Class-Name:network
    network:ID:LSN-BLK-74.63.192.0/18
    network:Auth-Area:74.63.192.0/18
    network:Network-Name:LSN-74.63.192.0/18
    network:IP-Network:74.63.192.0/18
    network:IP-Network-Block:74.63.192.0 – 74.63.255.255
    network:Organization;I:Limestone Networks
    network:Tech-Contact;I:ipadmin@limestonenetworks.com
    network:Admin-Contact;I:admin@limestonenetworks.com
    network:Created:20080129
    network:Updated:20080129
    network:Updated-By:admin@limestonenetworks.com
    %referral rwhois://root.rwhois.net:4321/auth-area=.
    %ok
    Queried whois.arin.net with “n ! NET-74-63-192-0-1″…
    NetRange: 74.63.192.0 – 74.63.255.255
    CIDR: 74.63.192.0/18
    OriginAS: AS46475
    NetName: LSN-DLLSTX-3
    NetHandle: NET-74-63-192-0-1
    Parent: NET-74-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    Comment: http://www.limestonenetworks.com
    RegDate: 2008-08-29
    Updated: 2010-02-24
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-74-63-192-0-1
    OrgName: Limestone Networks, Inc.
    OrgId: LIMES-2
    Address: 400 S. Akard Street
    Address: Suite 200
    City: Dallas
    StateProv: TX
    PostalCode: 75202
    Country: US
    RegDate: 2007-12-04
    Updated: 2010-01-26
    Comment: http://limestonenetworks.com/
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/LIMES-2
    ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.limestonenetworks.com:4321
    OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE1804-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Abuse
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-214-586-0555
    OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@limestonenetworks.com
    OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE1804-ARIN
    OrgTechHandle: NOC2791-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Network Operations Center
    OrgTechPhone: +1-214-242-3600
    OrgTechEmail: noc@limestonenetworks.com
    OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC2791-ARIN
    RTechHandle: NOC2791-ARIN
    RTechName: Network Operations Center
    RTechPhone: +1-214-242-3600
    RTechEmail: noc@limestonenetworks.com
    RTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC2791-ARIN
    RAbuseHandle: ABUSE1804-ARIN
    RAbuseName: Abuse
    RAbusePhone: +1-214-586-0555
    RAbuseEmail: abuse@limestonenetworks.com
    RAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE1804-ARIN
    RNOCHandle: NOC2791-ARIN
    RNOCName: Network Operations Center
    RNOCPhone: +1-214-242-3600
    RNOCEmail: noc@limestonenetworks.com
    RNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC2791-ARIN
    DNS records
    DNS query for finenum.com returned an error from the server: ServerFailure
    name class type data time to live
    http://www.finenum.com IN CNAME finenum.com 14400s (04:00:00)
    finenum.com IN MX
    preference: 0
    exchange: finenum.com
    14400s (04:00:00)
    finenum.com IN A 74.63.222.214 14400s (04:00:00)
    finenum.com IN SOA
    server: ns1.servebyte.com
    email: finenom.yahoo.com
    serial: 2011080900
    refresh: 86400
    retry: 7200
    expire: 3600000
    minimum ttl: 86400
    86400s (1.00:00:00)
    finenum.com IN NS ns1.servebyte.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    finenum.com IN NS ns2.servebyte.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)
    214.222.63.74.in-addr.arpa IN PTR finenum.com 3600s (01:00:00)
    — end —
    URL for this output | return to CentralOps.net,

  11. mirela says:

    Hi.
    i am trying to hire an aupair to look after my children. i am very very nervous about all these online scams i hear about. i have been told that there are many fake agencies out there. i recently came accross this site
    http://aupair-world-agency.com/aupair-agencies/aupair-agency.php
    i spoke to the people at the agency and tehy seemed really great. however, when i asked how much the fees would cost for them to refer an au pair to me. they said. nothing. well. this obviously causes concern to me because , how is it possible for an agency not to charge a fee for their service. i am therefore concerned that this might be a scam agency .
    how do i go about finding out if its a true agency.
    thanks for your help
    http://www.aupair-world-agency.com/index.html

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