Social Network Dangers

Ten ways to stay safe online now

6 – Learn about and avoid Internet scams

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There are literally millions of internet scams out on the World Wide Web with new ones being introduced every day. Scammers use a number of different methods to try to gain access to your personal or financial information. Common deceptions that you may encounter include ‘phishing’ email communications that masquerade as being sent by legitimate businesses, and unexpected pop up messages that suggest that you should scan your computer or click on an important link. Since Internet scams are designed to appear authentic, it is important to read up on these types of ruses in order to keep your computer and personal data out of the wrong hands.