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These forum posts discuss known scams involved with Phishing; not to be confused with those referenced in the Spamvertised brands listing.

Affiliate / MLM

The Gold Rush is on!
ie; prosper202

Apple / iTunes

Auction / gambling

Credit: offers / "free score"

note: In the US there is only one site that offers an annual free credit report authorised by federal law:

Domain name / registration


diploma mills

Employment / Job

Facebook scams

source article via Webroot Threat Blog posted: April 6, 2011
source article via GFI Labs Blog posted: April 14, 2011
source article via IT Secure Site posted: January 4, 2012

Home business

Financial / Loan


World of Warcraft (WoW) and others

Insurance / Quotes

Intellectual Property / Patent / Trademark


  • Pharmacy scams are listed in the Spamvertised brands section:
Pharmacy / Herbal Remedies


Registry cleaner / PC "speedup"

Remote PC Support / PC Tech Support


definition (modified)

Software designed to entice you to pay for fake or substandard security-related software, by falsely stating that your computer has multiple detections and/or infections.


Fake Trust Seals

Software scams

  • Software scams are combined with Spamvertised brands in same section:


SMS / Mobile / Social

note, above link is a forum search results
Fake Facebook login
Fake Twitter login
ex: StalkTrak App
Fake Western Union
Fake Yahoo domains

Mobile invasion / spying

Store / Shopping


Online ticket sales; unauthorized and/or bogus

URL shortening

Web, PC, Satellite, P2P TV