Internet scams

I think we all know what Internet scams are but if you don't I will tell you

an internet scam is when random sites take advantage of them like, by stealing personal information, which can even lead to identity theft.

like an example i even find on daily is those dumb little things that pop up on Facebook and say like you just won a iPhone and put your info into this website never do that because now they can take and use your money whenever they want and that is bad for you.

"Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the headlines — and the money." (scam alerts)

According to the report , losses from Nigerian scams totaled $12.7 billion in 2013. now that's a lot of money just to one form of internet scam.

Georgina's Facebook fiancé leaves her flat broke

"Even when Georgina ran out of money the demands didn’t stop. Unsure of what to do, Georgina finally talked to the police. They explained that her experience included the common features of a dating and romance scam and it would be very unlikely she would get her money back. She can’t help feeling in her heart that she let Jim down but she knows in her head it was all a scam."

she kept giving this random guy thousands of dollars because she though they where close and going to meet up soon.


Created with images by Don Hankins - "Money at hand"

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