Monday, September 15, 2014

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.

Auto Scams

Car & Auto Scams

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

Lemon Laws

Lemon Laws

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

Tax Fraud

Tax Fraud

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

Consumer Fraud

Consumer Fraud

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

Investment Schemes

Investment Schemes

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

Internet Scams

Internet Scams

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

Telemarketing Scams

Telemarketing Scams

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

Internet Scams

How to Report Fraud

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

Tip of the Day
Tip of the Day

The Tip of the Day Archive is broken down by month with each one concentrating on a particular collection of scam and fraud-related tips. We hope you find them helpful and informative.

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.