Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Notice the void of any personal information, your name, your account, your details, which webmail program / company, what url or anything, totally vague assuming you have a webmail account somewhere. This is a total phish for details, information, passwords, etc.. avoid all emails like this and never click on links from emails you are not 100% sure are real and accurate.


Dear Account User,


This Email is from the Customer Care service of your webmail provider and we are sending it to all our webmail Account User for safety. We are having congestions due to the anonymous registration of webmail accounts; so we are shutting down some webmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted. We are sending you this email so that you verify and let us know if you still want to use this account and if you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below.

Re-state your details so that we can confirm and upgrade your account as soon as possible.

Your Username, password, date of birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.

* Username:
* Password:
* Date of Birth:
* Country or Territory:


Contact: John Cater

All you have to do is Click Reply and supply the information above and your account shall not be interrupted and will continue to function normally.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her webmail account permanently.

Thanks for your attention to this request and we apologize for any inconveniences.

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