This isn't a mobile post but it's important to mobile folks just to the same. Heck, it's important to everyone.
News.com has posted an article about websites that filled regulatory voids to help people avoid scams. As you probably know by now, the Madoff Ponzi Scam has set off a wave (three other ones that I can name off the top of my head) other criminal scams as the recession hit and investors started asking questions - like can I have my money back.
It's quite simple, my fellow mobile warriors. If it's too good to be true, it always is. There is never a sure thing in an investment. There is always a certain level of risk. Otherwise, everyone would be doing it, right?
News.com listed a couple of sites where you can visit for scams updates and maybe find out if you're a potential scam victim.
- Scam Victims United - I really like this one. It lists an easy to see menu of types of scams and each scam is explained to the visitor of how it works, how you can protect yourself, and resources for victims.
- Scam Warners - There's a forum for you to get into right off the top. It's when you click on "Useful Links" that you find a lot of resources.
Frankly, both sites go hand-in-hand, each offering varying levels of information and presentation. Both very useful. I hope everyone go and visit, not as victims, but to educate ourselves against scumbags. Given how vulnerable we all are in these tough times, there are those who would pray on us.
Via CNet News