Scambook.com Helps Consumers Get Back $750,000 in Q2 2012

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During second quarter 2012, Scambook helped consumers and companies resolve $750,000 in monetary damages and exposes the major trending scams of Q2 2012.

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During second quarter 2012, Scambook helped consumers and companies resolve $750,000 in monetary damages.

Scambook, an online complaint resolution platform, announced today that it helped consumers and companies resolve $750,000 in monetary damages in the 2012 second quarter ending June 30, 2012. This announcement is accompanied by the release of Scambook’s Quarterly Industry Report for Q2 2012. The Q2 Industry Report presents an in-depth analysis of the Top Trending fraud schemes that affected consumers the most in Q2 2012. The Q2 Industry Report is based on a sample of 100,000 complaints submitted by users to Scambook.

In Q2 2012, Scambook found that Virginia, California, New York, Texas and North Carolina ranked as the Top 5 States for consumers and businesses seeking resolution. Complaints submitted in Q2 reported an average of $16,828.25 in monetary damages, representing a 65% increase of submissions from Q1 2012. Scambook analyzed these complaints and determined that Fake Job Offers, Smishing (text message fraud), Phishing (email fraud) and Unauthorized Credit Card Charges were the most aggressive, widespread fraud schemes in Q2 2012. The Q2 Industry Report describes how these fraud schemes work, provides background context and correlates Scambook’s exclusive user-submitted data into Case Studies detailing each type of fraud. The Report also includes specific Warning Signs and Safety Tips devised by Scambook’s team of fraud experts.

The Scambook Q2 2012 Industry Report also features general Consumer Safety Tips and Testimonies from actual Scambook members. People from all over the world visit Scambook to get their complaints resolved. In the United States, California, Florida, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan represent the highest population of Scambook members. Based on profile information submitted by users, 43% of Scambook members are male and 56% are female. Users join Scambook to resolve complaints about businesses, products or individuals who have wronged or deceived them. Scambook organizes these complaints into groups and connects users with one another to foster a community of group justice. Through the website’s Business Resolve platform, Scambook facilitates resolution between the user and the offending party. In Q2 2012, Scambook helped consumers and companies resolve $750,000 in monetary damages.

Scambook believes that everyone deserves complaint resolution and no one should be victimized by fraud or poor business practices. Scambook’s goal is to find justice for fraud victims through the Scambook complaint resolution platform and prevent future exploitation by building communities and educating the public with resources such as the Q2 Industry Report.

The Scambook Q2 2012 Industry Report is available as a PDF here: http://www.scambook.com/press/scambook_industry_report_q2_2012

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