Fraud Guides – Investment Schemes, Internet Scams And Consumer Fraud

Learn how to detect and avoid fraud, identity theft, internet scams, consumer ripoffs, con jobs and investment schemes by educating yourself. Fraud Guides is here to help!

Americans lose hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fraud. Billions more are lost world-wide to con artists touting the next great investment idea, guaranteed loans and diets that can’t fail. These con artists or scam specialists do not discriminate between the rich and poor, the young and old, nationality or race. They target the well educated, so-called smart individuals as well as those with less education and sophistication. Their greed knows no bounds.

Use our consumer fraud information to steer clear of consumer-related scams and ripoffs.

Find out how scammers turn your greed against you by visiting our investment scheme section.

Avoid internet scams and protect yourself and your family by learning the tricks scammers use on the ‘net.

Learn the tricks car dealerships, car repair shops, and insurance companies use to separate you from your money.

Visit our Lemon Law Resources section for comprehensive information about your state’s Lemon Laws.

What’s worse than getting ripped off by a scam? Getting conned by a tax scam then going to jail for tax fraud!

Learn the tactics used by shady telemarketers to rip off consumers.

Find how and where to complain or file a report if you’ve been the victim of a scam.

Fight Fraud with Knowledge

Fraud Guides exists to inform the public about scam artists and their tactics so that hopefully you can recognize a scam before you become the victim of one. Most scams are tried and true schemes that have been around for years if not centuries. Once you learn how to recognize a few you will realize how similar most of them are whether they occur on the internet, over the phone or in an ad you respond to in the newspaper.

Arm yourself to fight fraud!

It all begins with educating oneself about fraud. Fraud Guides is here to assist those attempting to do just that. These pages are going to examine several of the investment and consumer scams that have existed for quite some time, several for centuries or more. One would think that after so much publicity and discussion of ongoing scams in both print media and television that people would finally stop falling for these tricks.

Alas, we humans are not smart at times as greed leads our emotions and faults our decision making process. We’ll do all we can to provide the information you need to avoid scams. The rest is up to you!

Parking Lot Scams

When parking your car at a lot or garage, be wary of the parking attendant asking you for money because

Odometer Rollback Scams

Rolling back a car’s odometer can inflate the resale value of a high-mileage vehicle and increase repair costs down

Gas-Saving Scams and Tips

Gas Saving Devices Many consumers have purchased gas-saving devices in the hopes of saving money at the pump, but how

Curbstoning Scams

Cubstoners are trying to get around the law by selling their cars on the street by pretending to be private

Car Leasing Scams

Make sure you read the fine print before you sign that car lease because what you find there could surprise

Car Insurance Referral Scams

Paying for referrals makes auto related services more expensive when business owners raise rates to cover this hidden fee which

Car Insurance Company Practices

The repair shop rip-off takes a new twist as insurers cut costs by openening their own car repair businesseses. Insurance

Car Insurance Accident Scams

Many car accidents are just insurance scams that consumers end up paying for through higher premiums. You’re driving down

Car Dealership Scams

Auto Dealer Loan Kickbacks Unscrupulous car dealerships can’t wait to pick your pocket One of the auto industry’s
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