Since November 1994, Scambusters.org has helped over eleven million people protect themselves from scams.
Scambusters is committed to helping you avoid getting taken by dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, devious identity theft, and other cunning offline and online scams.
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by of all of the scams, spam and other junk you see every day on the Internet and in your email box? Do you wish you had a way to know — for sure — what’s real and what’s not? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
My name is Dr. Audri Lanford, and I’d like to welcome you to Scambusters.org. My husband Jim and I created Scambusters.org as a definitive resource because unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself and your family.
What to Do First.
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