Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Scams News for 9/12/11

News5 new results for internet scams
Cyber-Scammers Exploit Typing Errors to Intercept Email, Phish Details
Typosquatting is a widespread problem on the Web, as scammers register domains similar to popular Websites to trick users who accidentally mistype a domain name. Several recent Web security studies suggest that Internet users need to be more careful ...
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Nine steps to safe shopping online
Unfortunately, we just didn't have the smarts or experience to know a scam when we saw one, Woollett says. "Commonsense hadn't emerged around the internet in those days," Woollett said. Phishing scams, those unsolicited emails, used to snare plenty of ...
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Attackers Spread Typosquatting Scams
eWEEK Europe UK
Several recent web security studies suggest that Internet users need to be more careful about their typing to avoid web scams and getting compromised by malicious sites. Researchers at the security consultancy Godai Group set up domain names that were ...
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eWEEK Europe UK
Advice on Avoiding Dating Scams from
PR Web (press release)
In addition to intuition, websites like offer compiled lists of known sweetheart scammers while others like allow users to conduct profile image searches to see if they are used elsewhere on the internet. ...
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PR Web (press release)
Rugby fans tackled by scams
ITWeb (blog)
This is, however, not the first scam that has attempted to prey on the interest in a sporting event, as a similar tactic was used by scammers in 2010, as they purported to be the organisers of the FIFA World Cup. The August Internet Security Threat ...
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News3 new results for text scams
Smaller Traders At Risk From Scams
Scams are becoming increasingly well planned, well thought out and plausible and they can take the form of letters, emails, faxes, telephone calls and text ...
Beware of scams in wake of fires
Austin American-Statesman
Such scams prompted the Better Business Bureau to warn consumers about ... These days, donation requests can also arrive via email or text messages, ...
Be wary of phish tales
South Bend Tribune
Do not respond to text messages that ask you to call them, or text them back ... These scams have a million names and more than 100 ways of being shaped and ...

Web1 new result for "internet predators"
Prosecute Internet Predators To The Fullest Extent of The La ...
Create a safer internet environment for children and teens by prosecuting on-line predators to the fullest extent of the law. Implement a zero-tolerance policy for ...

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