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    Dancer Posts: 14, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 18, 2006, 05:41 PM
    Finding out about scams
    What is the page where you can find out if those notices you get that says don't open this or that is a scam or not?
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    LTheobald Posts: 1,051, Reputation: 127
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    Apr 19, 2006, 01:27 AM
    First site on Google was this:

    Just use the search in the top left to enter a keyword or two from the suspected scam message and see what comes up.

    Alternatively, post the message here and we should be able to say if it's a scam or not.
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    RickJ Posts: 7,762, Reputation: 864
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    Apr 19, 2006, 03:34 AM
    Another couple places:


    2. Good old Google. Put the subject line of the email in Google and you'll probably find out lots about it.
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    ScottGem Posts: 64,966, Reputation: 6056
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    Apr 19, 2006, 07:04 AM
    A few rules of thumb:

    If they ask for money up front its mostly likely a scam

    If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
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    Bluehazel1953 Posts: 74, Reputation: 8
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    Apr 19, 2006, 02:47 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottGem
    A few rules of thumb:

    If they ask for money up front its mostly likely a scam

    If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
    As we say in UK. "You don't get owt for nowt"

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