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Welcome - How AFI works

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Is this a scam?

Got a strange e-mail? Post it here and our expert team will look it over for you.
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Alerts!

These are important!
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Report fraud

Where you can report frauds or scams
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Useful Things

Good things to have on your computer and good things to know about.
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General Information

Information related to scams.
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General Scam formats

What they look like. Compare it with your e-mail.
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History of internet fraud

How it started, how it worked
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Questions or Technical Problems

We will have them. if you have one, post it here.
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Thank You!

We do get thanks, sometimes,
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Scam Mail Depot If it's here it's a scam.

Adoption scams

There is no child to adopt. These are scam emails.
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Airport inspectors

No, they don't work in an airport and there's no trunk box full of money
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Animal Scams

Scam emails about pets and animals, not scam for animals. Down, C.S.
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ATM Card Scams

No, you did not obtain an ATM card from anyone. You got a scam email.
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Banking scams

Dodgy email? It's a criminal. It's not a banker.
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Business Scams

A scammer does not want your business but he does want your money.
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Central Bank of Nigeria scams

Yes there is a CBN and no, you did NOT receive an email from them.
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Church and Charity scams

You did not receive a donation from a church or charity. You got a scam e-mail.
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Commodity Scams

Whatever it is you can't buy it or sell it because it doesn't exist.
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Compensation Scams

Did your business partner offer you some compensation money? That's a scam!
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Conference scams

It's not a real conference invitation. It's a scam
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Debt collection scams

Don't send your credit card number to these people.
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Delivery Company scams

No you don't have a package with a delivery company but you do have a scam email
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Diplomat scams

No, that person is NOT a diplomat, and this isn't what diplomats do
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Donation Appeal scams

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Dying persons

No one is dying. You got a scam email
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Education scams

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Electronics and Phone Scams

You could pay a lot of money and get nothing because these are scam emails and forum posts.
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Employment scams

Sorry, it's not a real job offer. It's a scam email.
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Extortion scams

Just your money, not your life.
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Finance and Trading Scams

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Former Public Officials

They have had that job once but not any more.
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Funeral notice scams

No one died and do NOT click on that link.
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Government scams

No, that person is not from a government. It's a scam email.
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Hotel scams

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Internet Sales scam

If it looks to good to be true it IS too good to be true.
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Legal counsel scams

No it is not a collection job, it's a email from a criminal.
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Legal notice scams

No it is NOT real. Just delete it and don't open that zip file
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Loan Scams

If it's here, it's a scam. It is not a real loan offer.
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Lottery Scams

No, you did NOT win a lottery. You got a scam email.
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Medical scams

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Military scams

Scammers pretending to be military personnel. It's a scam email.
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Miscellaneous

Examples of other kinds of scam e-mails.
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Money Transfer Scams

You are not dealing with W.U. or M.G. You got an email from a criminal
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Mystery Shopper

Sorry it isn't real. It's a fake check scam format.
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Next of Kin

Not related? You can't be the next of kin no matter what.
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Orphans

No you did not get an email from some poor orphan kid. You got a scam mail
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Phishing

It's a phishing mail. Please don't click on links or open attachments.
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Product purchase scams

They aren't interested in buying anything from you. It's a scam email
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Real Estate scams

It's still a fake check even if it's in escrow...
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Recovery scams

No, they will not recover money that you may have lost.
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Refugee scams

Examples of scam e-mails from orphans, etc. living in refugee camps.
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Rental scams

No you cannot rent. It's a scam.
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Representative (fake check) Scams

Scammers are not looking for a representative in your country. They just want to send you a fake check.
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Romance Scammers

Don't you just love them? NOT! Yes, they are scam emails.
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Sales scams

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Scammer 2 Scammer

What scammers talk about with each other.
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Spellcaster Scams

Magic will not solve your problems and neither will these scammers
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Stranded Traveler Scams

No one travelled and you can't help
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Virtual Money Scams

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Visa scams

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Wash-wash scams

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Widows

Nope. Not an email from a widow. It's an email from a criminal.
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The Little (Photo)Shop of Horrors Pictures and documents that scammers use.

Name that Scammer!

Look mom! I'm a scammer. This is my new home!
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419 means jail time

These folks played the game. They lost.
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Photos used by scammers

They use them, but the photos are not the real scammer.
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Passports

Fake or stolen passports.
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Documents

Documents that scammers have used.
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Checks/Cheques

Fake or stolen checks/cheques.
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ID cards

Fake ID cards
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Miscellaneous photos

Scammers use these photos to steal your money.
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The Trophy Room

Real scammers doing silly things.
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Name that Spammer!

They want to spam here so we'll give them some fame
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News of the (Scam) World! All the news that fits, and media resources.

Asian scam news

News items from Asia
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African scam news

News items from Africa.
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European scam news

News items from Europe.
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North American scam news

News items from the U.S. and Canada.
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Latin American scam news

News items from Latin America.
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Pacific scam news

News items from Australia, New Zealand, etc.
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General scam news

News items that don't fit anywhere else.
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News Media Resources

Links to international media.
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Fake! Fake! Fake! Fake businesses and banks.

Fake Companies and Banks

For known fake companies and banks.
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Host server fake websites

Servers hosting fake websites
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Fight Back! You don't have to take it from the scammers!

Tell your story!

Been scammed? Want to tell how it happened? This is the place.
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Audio and video

People fight back against the scammers with publicity.
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Fun and Games It's not all serious business. When you need a laugh, this is a good place.

Anything goes

Off topic fun here. Keep it nice please.
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日本語 Japanese

スキャムですか?

スキャムですか? ここに投稿してください。
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詐欺師

詐欺師達の本当の姿。
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詐欺師と戦え!

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報道

詐欺に関するニュース。
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お助けリンク

警察へのリンクです。お役立ちサイトへのリンクです。
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媒体

通信社、新聞、ラジオ、テレビ、雑誌 。
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Русски Russian

Это жульничество?

Место для информации о жульничестве форматирует и для Вас, чтобы объявить письмо жульничества, если Вы не уверены
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Аудио и видео

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Скажите вашу историю

Место, чтобы сообщить вашу историю если вас были жертвой жульничества
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Сопротивляйтесь!

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Новости

Новости и информация.
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Полезные ресурсы

другие вебсайты Вы можете пойти в для помощи или помощи
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العربي Arabic

هل هذا غش؟

مكان للحصول على معلومات عن أشكال الغش ولمن يـريـد إرسال رسالة غش إذا ليسوا متأكدين Is this a scam?
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الصوت والصورة

الصوت والصورة Audio and video
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!مزورة! مزورة! مزو&#15

!مزورة! مزورة! مزورة! Fake! Fake! Fake!
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الغشاشة

الغشاشة Scammers
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أحكـي لنـا قصتك

مكان للناس لرواية قصتهم فإذا كانوا تعـرضـوا لحـالة غش
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!إلى المعركة

!إلى المعركة Fight Back!
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الأخبار

أي أخبار غش جيدة أو سيئة ، ولا سيما بالعربية Scam news, good or bad. We hope they are good.
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الموارد

( مـواقع أخرى يمكن للناس الذهاب إليها المساعدة أو الإحـاطـة. Other websites you can go to for help or assistance
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한국어 Korean

이것은 사기인가요?

이곳은 각종사기의 형태와 그 진위여부가 확실치않은 사기성편지를 공개하는 곳임
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여러분 이야기를 공개

사기를 당하거나 관련 메일을 받는등의 사연이 있는 사람들 이야기를 싣는 곳
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맞서 싸우기

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뉴스

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재원

다른 웹사이트운영자들이 돕거나 협조할 수 있는 공간
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中文

视频

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这是一个骗局"?

条关于内部消息, 让人邮信
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音像

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骗子

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告诉我们你的故事

讲一条关于你被骗的故事
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反击!

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新闻

关于诈骗的新闻故事,好坏都行,但好的比较好
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援助

从其他网站或人能够提供帮助或援助
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Español Foros en Español

Es esto una estafa?

Un sitio de información acerca de las clases de estafadores y para que usted pueda pegar una carta si no esta seguro si es o no una estafa.
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Noticias

Cualquier noticia de nuevas estafas
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Defiendete!

Cosas que puedes hacer para defenderte de los estafadores.
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Français

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Est-ce que c'est un scam ?

Un endroit pour des informations sur des formats de scams. Vous pouvez signaler un email de scam si vous n'êtes pas certain.
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Audio et vidéo

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Nouvelles

Toutes histoires de nouvelles de scam.
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Português

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É este um fraude?

Um lugar para a informação sobre formatos do scam e para que você afixe uma letra do scam se você não for certo.
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Scammers

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Notícias

Algum histórias da notÃcia do scam.
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Meios

Ligações aos meios de notícia.
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Deutsch

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Ist es Betrug?

Hier können Sie E-mails posten, über deren Bedeutung Sie sich nicht sicher sind.
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Audio- und Video-

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Falsch!

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Scammers

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Nachrichten

Hier können aktuelle Meldungen über Internetbetrug veröffentlicht werden
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Nederlands

Is dit oplichting? Een e-mail zwendel?

Een plaats waar je informatie kunt krijgen over zwendel e-mail en je deze e-mails kunt posten
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Bedrog

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Waarschuwingen!

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Nieuws

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Vertel ons uw verhaal

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Svenska

Är det ett bedrägeri?

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Falskt!

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Nyheter

Här kan aktuella nyheter om internetbedrägerier postas.
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