Included in this site or stories from those that have been there, and are willing to share their experiences with others in an effort to educate people and learn from their mistakes.
The subject line offers a congratulatory announcement, and may include the supposed amount of money you’ve “won.”Here are the sure signs your winnings are false: The best way to avoid the common email scam is to realize this one simple rule: If you did not enter the lottery, you will not win the lottery.
And even if you do enter the lottery, you probably will not win. You’ve expressed interest in social issues, such as global warming or the war in the Middle East, and you’ve been sent a survey that requests your input. Unless you’ve specifically requested to be on a survey mailing list, what you’re getting is nothing but spam.
I’ve been using the Internet since 1997, way before the invention of popular social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.
Since then, I’ve seen my fair share of email scams, hoaxes, and other types of cyberspace spam. Chances are, if you haven’t fallen victim to any of these scams, you’ve at least come pretty close.
Scambusters is committed to helping you avoid getting taken by dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, devious identity theft, and other cunning offline and online scams. My husband Jim and I created as a definitive resource because unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself and your family.
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