Quatloos.com

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Quatloos!
Tony-the-Wonder-Llama and a pirate flag bracket the site name
Cyber Museum of Scams & Frauds
Type of site
Finance
Available in English
Founded 1997
Founder(s) Jay Adkisson
Website http://www.quatloos.com/

Quatloos.com is an anti-fraud website maintained by a non-profit corporation, Financial and Tax Fraud Education Associates, Inc.[1] It evolved out of a basic educational website on the topic created in 1997 by Jay Adkisson,[2] an attorney and stockbroker,[1] who has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Finance Committee.[3][4]

Forbes selected it as one of its "Best of The Web" sites in 2000.[2] In 2003, it was featured in PC Magazine's "Site of the Week" series,[5] and was included in their 2004 feature on the top 100 undiscovered web sites, where it was recommended as a good place to learn about scams and fraud.[6] It is often cited as an authoritative source for scams in the financial media,[7][8] and by government organisations,[9][10] and has reportedly been frequented by employees of the US Justice and Treasury departments, as well as those of the US federal courts.[11]

Etymology[edit]

The term "quatloos" appears in an episode of Star Trek, although it may have been in use prior to this; it was the name of a currency used for betting in the episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion". It was chosen for the site as it has come to mean a "fictional currency", appropriate for a site that fights fraudulent money scams.[1]

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