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Email scam which targets professional speakers
An email scam targetting professional speakers is making the rounds. The NSA, a British speakers' association reports that the scam has been aimed at its members. Speakers listed with SOURCES -
Toronto Company Receives Record $15 Million Fine
Competition Bureau
The Competition Bureau announced today that the Ontario Superior Court has imposed a record $15 million fine against DataCom Marketing Inc. for operating a business directory scam targeting Canadian a...

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Alert: Google Disavow Link Removal Tool Used To Scam Webmaster
It seems some groups are making serious usage of Google Webmaster email’s notifications to the webmasters. It appears that some have started sending fake / scam emails to the users around the Google W...
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A form of fraud in which the party putting forth the fraud lures in customers by advertising a product or service at a low price or with many features, then reveals to potential customers that the adv...
Don't Be Scammed Into Removing Links
Schwartz, Barry
Search Enginge Roundtable
There may be a new competitive sabotage scam going around the SEO industry around link removals: emails advising webmasters to ask other sites to remove good and legitimate links to their websites.
Link Removal Services & Notices -- The Newest Internet Scam?
Forum discussion on link removal notices as a new form of scam.
Pakistani Company Accused of Running Fake Degree Scam Has a History of Silencing Critics
Qurratulain, Zaman (Annie)
Global Voices
On immoral companies and small voices. A Pakistani company has been silencing accusations of illegality through the intimidation of big law suits.
'Can you hear me?': New phone scam tricks you into answering 'yes'
Snowdon, Wallis
CBC News
Describes a new telephone scam being run in North America, wherein a recording of one's voice saying the word 'yes' is used to defraud victims.
Profit by Fiat
Bichler, Shimshon; Nitzan, Johnathan
Dissident Voice
The current bond rigging scandal, in which banks colluded to rig bids on municipal bonds, was a scam that the banks learned from the mafia, who in turn learned it from the Rockfellers and tehri partne...
The Right-to-Farm Scam
Third Wave Corporatocracy
Fitz, Don
When Monsanto’s home state of Missouri passed the “Right to Farm” on August 5, 2014 the third noose of corporate control tightened around the neck of the US. Unlike the first two steps of corporate d...
Scams in Intellectual Property
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Tea Party's fake protestors for Big Sugar against Florida Everglades
Tickell, Oliver
The Ecologist
The Tea Party of Miami put up a convincing demo last week to oppose a 'land grab' that would see 46,000 acres of sugar farm land restored for Everglades conservation. Just one problem - the 'protestor...
Won't Get Fooled Again
Welch, Andy
Bank fraud is a bigger problem than I had ever realised. Experts suggest one in four of us will be directly affected by bank fraud at one point or another, while millions and millions of pounds is pum...

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A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense
Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...

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