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The Internet has made it extremely easy to distribute information to millions of people, including fraudulent business deals and email scams. Fraud and scams are lurking all over the Internet, waiting for innocent victims who will pay or give out their personal details for what they think might be a legitimate business deal. Being aware of what's true and what's not plays a large part in being a responsible citizen of the cyber world.

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Identifying Scammers

Identifying scammers

Most often scammers wear this wonderful disguise. You can't spot a scammer until you really get into the scam. Scammers are often normal people on the outside that there is very little that gives them away. You could be even having a coffee next to a scammer at a café or even sit next to one on the bus.

If you are faced with a situation such as where you get this email congratulating you on being the luck winner of a lottery, why you are not sure is because you did buy the lottery. Is it the real thing or is it a scam?

So how do you identify scammers, here are a few tips to help you:-

- Check out the website of the name from whom you got the email. If it's not already there them firstly check with the online scam list. If it's not on the list then take a chance after you have cross checked and are absolutely sure.

- Check out scams feedback and chat sites. There are plenty of scam forums that can help you identify a scam.

- Become a member of a group of scam watchers. Updates will be sent regularly about the newest scams. This should keep you up-to-date.

- Check the authenticity of the company that sent you the mail or contacted you via telephone, in the first place.

- Checkout the email address, if it's a yahoo or a Gmail address. Then you should be cautious.

- Read the email and be alert as mostly all scams refer to you as customer and rarely use your name. These emails are automatically generated and a tell tale sign of a scam.

- Never deal with anyone from Nigeria. Most scam rings operate from Nigeria.

- If there is a request, where you should send insurance money for your winning via Western Union, and then watch out because Western Union cannot be tracked and you don't know who picks up the money once it is sent.

- If you are work at home mum or a retired senior citizen, watch out as scam artists target work at home moms and retired senior citizens as they are more gullible.

- Stay away from most of the unknown dating websites. There are very emotional emails sent out with the intention of appropriating money.

- Scammer profiles are flawless. They do not make mistakes and everything is planned very well. Therefore, never fall for an impressive website, read the content first.

- Check the use of grammar and spellings. Scammers use capital and simple letters in their emails and their spellings are always incorrect.

- Scammers usually on the dating sites ask a lot of personal information. Therefore, refrain from giving out your address, telephone number and most important where you work.

- Scammers try to be friendly and ask for favors like opening bank accounts or asking you to ship something for them. Never fall for this.

- Most work at home sites ask for membership fees. Genuine works from home sites do not ask for registrations.

Some scammer are fool proof therefore, you need to go with your instinct. But never forward money, this is the biggest scam, so be careful. Always check the authenticity of a email and where it originated from. There is plenty of online software to help you with this if you are constantly plagued with scam mail or messages.
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