Trick – Internet Fraud

Happy Halloween!

First for the trick, I’m going to tell you about a resource that may help you avoid being tricked by Internet fraud. Scam artists and thieves are constantly trying play tricks on us that can cost us some real money. A new website developed with funding from the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation called Looks Too Good To Be True. com provides educational material on online frauds and provides a method for you to file complaints about online frauds.

If you’ve been online for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve run into some of the following tricks:

  • hacking
  • identity theft
  • Phishing/Spoofing
  • Spam
  • Spyware
  • Advanced fee scams
  • Charities Fraud
  • Debt Elimination Scams
  • Investment Frauds
  • Job Scams
  • Nigerian “4-1-9” Scams
  • Ponzi & Pyramid Schemes
  • Auction Fraud
  • Sweepstakes/Lottery Fraud
  • Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
  • Counterfeit Money Orders

Wow, that is some list. It’s a scary world out there, even when it’s not Halloween.

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