Monday, April 25, 2005

Internet Scams

Dan Tynan discusses the top five online scams in an article in PC World. Briefly they are:

  • Auction fraud
  • Phishing scams
  • Nigerian 419 letter
  • Postal forwarding/reshipping scam
  • Congratulations, you've won an XBox (IPod, plasma tv, etc.)

Personally, I think we are most vulnerable to phishing because even if you just go to the link out of curiousity and don't fill in any blanks, you have already unknowingly given out information. Beware!

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