Email Scams - Don't Be Fooled
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you ever got an email asking you to help a Nigerian prince? The
"Nigerian" email scam, phishing, work-at-home scams, weight
loss claims, investment schemes, foreign lotteries, debt relief, cure-all
products are some common scams that come through email. These
tricksters want you to send them money or reveal personal information
such as bank account numbers to them.
Some email users have lost money
to bogus offers that arrived as spam in their in-box. Con artists are
very cunning; they know how to make their claims seem legitimate. Some
spam messages ask for your business, others invite you to a website with
a detailed pitch. Either way, these tips can help you avoid spam scams:
Protect your personal information. Share credit card or other personal
information only when you're buying from a company you know and trust.
Know who you're dealing with. Don't do business with any company that
won't provide its name, street address, and telephone number.
Take your time. Resist any urge to "act now" despite the offer
and the terms. Once you turn over your money, you may never get it back.
Read the small print. Get all promises in writing and review them
carefully before you make a payment or sign a contract.
Never pay for a "free" gift. Disregard any offer that asks you
to pay for a gift or prize. If it's free or a gift, you shouldn't have to
pay for it. Free means free.
Click on the above link to
learn more about how to protect your self.