Scams: Don’t Be Fooled! The internet is full of scammers trying to rip you off. Thankfully, they are easy to spot once you know what to look for. Whether it’s a bogus lottery or a phishing message, we’ll show you how to avoid being caught out!
Why Scams are Still so Usual on the Internet?
I cannot believe the number of scams constantly being produced and sold on the internet. This article and the title is what some of my friends called me over the last few days of he holidays. All of their sales pitches were nothing more than a big gamble on he internet.
How could they be losing thousands of dollars on the internet? My friend is not buying that he can make a profit with who he claims. He is selling a service, a service that he promises to make money straight away.
We have all seen the scams on the internet. There are a few different categories that these scams fall into. The first one is absolutely amazing sites that promise great things for any sort of price, but when you actually purchase anything it turns out to be nothing more than a scam.
Does Scam Sound like a Business to You?
If you are reading this article, it is most likely because you are like hundreds of thousands of other people who have continuously fallen for one presented to you on the internet. This is a new breed of holiday charity scam where charlatans try to scam you into giving them money.
Their method is to contact you via harvest e-mail. Here is what happens: You receive an e-mail from them claiming to need help moving money from your Inheritance Fund account into their active bank deposit account. They willing make this change with you provided you reside in a USA postal address. Once you hand over the change, they will ask you to deduct a portion of the fund to cover taxes and other fees associated with the incoming funds. Deduct the extra amount and you will be asked to withdraw the funds and then transfer the fund to them. That is all there is to it. Once you have made the deduction all they have to pay you is the difference. And Deduct that difference you send them a percentage of the funds.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you own a WW2 combat robot. You receive a notice from them alerting you thatimming installations are required. You also receive a web link telling you how to get to a new site where you can input your new information. You click on the link and a window appears requesting for your personal information. You didn’t go looking for it did you? I trust you didn’t but now you have to answer some questions. How much information they ask you for is flexible as they like to give it to you on a free base. You can either admit to not knowing or you can try to hit the delete button to leave them be. I’ll let you in on a little secret -When you see a scam website you should just delete it.
Okay let’s say you are feeling a little secure now because you’ve checked out this type of websites. Let’s say you have done your research and checked out hundreds of companies that claim to have the solution. But let’s say another ever so slightly higher net teacher comes along and tells you that in a few days they will be contacting you with a proposal for a surprise $250,000 windfall. Maybe this sounds a little too good to be true – it was designed to be a once in a life time opportunity and you will receive fantastic compensation but not to mention some fantastic stress relief services which include opportunity for you to vent and recover from difficult situations.
But let’s say that you do receive this windfall and you decide to go ahead with the surprise. What will you do? Will you go online and say hi to everyone you know as a thank you for their help in putting this ‘xcuse’ together? No. You won’t tell anyone as you don’t want to expose your new big mouth to possible abuse. You know who will turn on you if they find out. Does that make sense to you?
Scam in Social Networks
You have a social networking page? You might want to think about removing it. How many people are going to enter your world? Millions. Will your friends be happy that you got involved in their lives? Most likely they will be happy that you are there, but how do you think their friends will feel if they find out that you got involved in their computers?
You have a YouTube account? Be careful what you put up. Not only could you face the possibility of an angry viewer response, but you also risk offending someone that could very well be a victim of online predators. You are asking for trouble.
Having a social networking page is more of a risk than most people would like. With the448277 visitors that your site has received since you created it, you can see that you are not alone in this. People are afraid to have their private information public, and you are leading them to believe that it is okay to do so.
Be aware of Scams!
Scams are everywhere and on the internet! Don’t end up being part of one. Our team of Scam Detectives have trudged through all the marketing materials, read the sales pages, and bought into all these claims to help you avoid what’s out there.