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Woman loses $2,400 in online scam

...Sheriff's Office incident report.Kristin Hall, 22, of Augusta, told deputies on Saturday she was taken by an Internet scam that she came across while searching for jobs.Hall identified the firm as MedSave Healthcare, whose online advertisements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-04-14/woman-loses-2400-onlin
Click it: Remember to check computer before midnight

...every day to send email, shop, and cruise for information. The cyberworld of viruses, malware, bank fraud and Internet scams is often distant and confusing, and warning messages may go unseen or unheeded.Also, some people simply don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/technology/2012-07-08/click-it-remember-check-
Augusta woman scammed after meeting man on military dating site

An Augusta woman fell victim to an internet scam by wiring $5,765 to a man she met on a military dating Web site.Tracy Burns, of the 2300 block of Walden Drive, said she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-07-12/augusta-woman-scammed-
Your money: Take precautions when going online to shop

...people off. Scammers know they can take advantage of consumers who are looking for bargains. Given the reach of the Internet, scams are not restricted to one area or even one country. The BBB of western Ontario recently reported an online scam...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/17/yrb_483782.shtml
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Rants and raves

Comments from readers: FOLKS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY no reason for anyone to fall for these Internet scams anymore. Please remind your family, especially the elderly, that they should never send money to people they "meet" online...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-05-11/rants-and-raves
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Across the area

...8,500 in scam over Internet An Augusta woman told Richmond County sheriff's deputies she lost $8,500 in an Internet scam. The victim, 63, told deputies a person she met online persuaded her to cash 10 money orders and send the money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/08/met_80580.shtml
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...888-5OPT-OUT number. I KEEP AN EYE on my credit cards whenever they leave my hands to avoid skimming. I DO NOT RESPOND to Internet scams and hang up on telephone solicitors. I KEEP PERSONAL identifying information in a locked or protected area of my...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/02/met_457553.shtml
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'Tis the season for hams, yams and scams

...smooth-talking salesmen, consumers today need to be on the lookout for fake charities and a slew of sophisticated Internet scams that are out to steal identities. The spread of good tidings must therefore go hand-in-hand with some good tips...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/30/bus_396630.shtml
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Scam reroutes Internet surfers to overseas number

WASHINGTON - An Internet scam that lured customers with the promise of erotic photographs and cost them thousands of dollars in overseas phone charges has been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/21/tec_204366.shtml
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Consumer group spotlights the top five Internet scams

...sounds too good to be true, it probably is. On Wednesday, the National Consumer League issued a list of the top five Internet scams, based on complaints from online users. The nonprofit organization, based in Washington, launched Internet Fraud...

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