Top 10 Scams of 2006

Posted on Friday, Dec 15 2006 @ 04:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Consumer Affairs takes a look at the top ten scams of 2006. Here's the first one:
1. Fake Lottery Scam

Topping our list for 2006, the fake lottery or sweepstakes scam only seems to get bigger and more dangerous. Promising victims they have won thousands of dollars in a Canadian or European lottery, they target the elderly, who seem to be particular susceptible to these schemes. reported on one case in which an elderly Kansas man lost over $300,000...

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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