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Scams and Warnings
Contests and Services to Avoid
https://winningwriters.com/the-best-free-literary-contests/contests-to-avoid
A list of "bad" poetry contests and services; it's not clear whether this is being kept up-to-date.

Articles about Spam and Privacy, by Ivan Hoffman
http://www.ivanhoffman.com/privacy.html

Preditors and Editors: Agent Listings
http://pred-ed.com/pubagent.htm
A good place to look for warnings against agents who are "not recommended."

Web Resources that Help You Identify Scams
https://winningwriters.com/the-best-free-literary-contests/contests-to-avoid/web-resources-that-help-you-identify-scams

Writer Beware
http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/
Victoria Strauss's excellent compilation of tips, warnings and updates about a wide variety of hazards to writers. Check the right-side menu for links to specific topics (electronic publishing and print-on-demand are now under "small press").

Writer Beware Blogs
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/
More from the authors of "Writer Beware" -- a blog covering current warnings, problem publishers, dangerous contracts and more. While the SFWA site has wonderful articles, this appears to be the "news arm" of Writer Beware, and is a great place to keep up-to-date on folks out to scam writers.

WritersWeekly.com Warnings
http://www.writersweekly.com/whispers_and_warnings.php
A great place to check on websites and publishers that have a reputation for slow or non-payment, or are going out of business or rumored to be having troubles.

Viruses and Hoaxes
Antivirus Software
http://antivirus.about.com
Information on current viruses, links to antivirus software sites, and more.

Hoaxbusters
http://www.hoaxbusters.org/
Information on Internet hoaxes and scams, including how to recognize a hoax.

Urban Legends Reference Pages
http://www.snopes.com/info/whatsnew.asp

Vmyths: Truths about Computer Security Hysteria
http://www.vmyths.com
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