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How to recognize scam on the internet?

A legitimate company will show you transparency and has a possibility to contact them.

The most common internet scams in a row.

Who can be scammed? Everybody!

Scammers are very smart, they know how to approach people.

Nobody will be completely safe.

Some acquaintance sends you an email with a link and you are clicking on it,

and BOOMM your address book is taken, or you have caught a virus.

So here are the most common internet scams

1. Emergency call

 

phone

Someone calls you and says, I am your grandson, I am in trouble,

can you please send me some money granny.

Or you are rushing to the hospital, and they burglar your house.

 

 

 

2. Fake checks

moneycheck

Someone bought something from you.

You receive a check with a “too much amount” on it,

they ask you to pay the “too much” back. Several days later the check bounced.

And you are a little bit wiser.

 

 

 

3. Employment scams

job

They offer you a job,

ask you for all your personal data,

and ask to wire an amount of money to secure your new job.

 

 

 

4. Loan sharks

loan

They ask you to wire some money to get a loan.

Or they ask you to deposit money for the use of a credit card.

A trustful loan company never ask you to make a payment.

 

 

 

5. Phishing

email

Emails who ask you to fill in your data, sometimes they look exactly like your bank company,

complete with logo. Or they ask you to click a link in the mail, to get access to your address book

or to spread a virus on your computer so they can break into your data.

 

 

 

6. Lottery or sweepstakes

kermit

They say you are random selected and won a big price, often in a foreign country.

To get your price to you, they have to pay taxes, and guess what?

Can you please pay these taxes:)

 

 

 

7. Spam

spam

Mail you didn’t ask for, often with to good to be true offers.

But before you know it you have a weekly SMS abonnement service on your mobile.

Or you get a series of something delivered to you.

 

 

 

8. Home improvement

home

They ask you to pay for the material needed to improve your home but never show up.

 

 

 

 

 

9. Identity theft

identity

Once they have your personal information, they can max out your credit cards, empty your bank account, and ruin your credit rating.

Never ever give your social security number or credit card number, pin etc. just because someone ask for it.

 

 

 

10. Online buying

box

You buy something online, but you never get the product.

Most websites have a guarantee label, they are connected to a monitoring organization.

Always check these labels before you buy something online.

For checking out companies, go to Better Business Bureau

I hope this will save you from the most common internet scams online.

It’s annoying when you become a victim of fraud,

it’s even worse when you become the victim of scams while you know how they practice.

 

It is just like walking in town and being pickpocket, you know it happens to others, but not you!?!

Have you ever been scammed?

 

“Most Common Internet Scams”

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  1. Krasimir Kirov says:

    Very useful information, Loes. People never can feel secure online. That’s why you should stay alert and look into every mail, call, or program very carefully.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Krasi

  2. Jason says:

    There is some truly awful scams out there, and allot of people get affected really badly. I have seen some of the ones you mentioned before, in fact my spam folder is full but thankfully I have never got sucked in. Thank you for sharing

    • Loes says:

      Hello Jason, thanks for dropping by, I always wonder what joy people gain from scamming others, I think I will never understand, greetings Loes

  3. Tom says:

    Hi Loes- Lots of helpful tips on what to avoid and beware of on the internet. I have seen some but not others-please keep up the good work. Great job!

    All the best-Tom

  4. Mel says:

    Thanks for writing this, it’s really useful. I was aware about some of them but not all, now I know to avoid some really obvious ones.

  5. Nelly says:

    So many ways to get trap in a scam. Yes, one day I bought something online and they take my credit card number and charge me for many months. I call the credit card and say that wasn’t me and they returned my money. The best is to use paypal or go to the credit card internet page and use a temporary number to buy online.

    • Loes says:

      Hello Nelly, thank you for your unfotunate experiënce. You can’t be to carefull nowadays, sorry you had to go through this. Most of the time I use Ideal, but I only buy at well known online stores, Greetings Loes

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