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Beware Internet Scams

Internet Scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and remarkably believable. They're modern versions of the con-jobs than have been been around for centuries. Con-men earn your trust, then take your money. The Internet just makes it quicker and easier for crooks to find soft-hearted gullible (often elderly) victims.

The best thing to do is to learn about them, so you won't fall prey to these scammers.

Here's a list of popular scams and related information that's worth reading and watching.

$835,000 Cyber Scam: Tips from Peachtree City Police
Bank of America's warning
Boss Gift Card scam
Craigslist Google Voice scam
Fake QR Codes on Parking Meters
Mark Rober → Glitterbomb team attacks India
Mark Rober → Glitterbomb Trap Catches Scammer

The $288 Web Listings Scam

Like most business owners, you probably pay $15/year to have your mycompany.com domain registered with GoDaddy. You also probably receive scam letters in the mail from Domain Listings in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you receive a letter like this, just throw it in the trash. It's a scam and they're hoping you don't understand how domain registration works or are in too much of a rush to read the fine print. Unfortunately, enough people fall for this each year to have kept them in business for decades.


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