All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Online Scams’

Work From Home Opportunities And Scams

A rising number of Americans have found themselves so disillusioned with the traditional work landscape that they’re seeking far more flexible job opportunities. This includes specifically looking for work that can be done from one’s own home. The very words “work at home” often conjure up images of being able to make money from the comfort of your kitchen or …

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AARP Survey: Certain Profiles at Higher Risk of Online Fraud

A new report by the AARP has collectively identified the key behaviors and life experiences that cause a certain group to fall victim to online fraud. According to a recent report titled  “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” 34 million people are at higher risks of scams if they open an email from an unfamiliar sender, sign up for free trial offers, …

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Could “Bad Ads” Destroy the Web’s Revenue Model?

It’s no secret that most consumers aren’t exactly fond of online ads, especially pop-up ones. While there are some very “bad ads” that could result in serious damage to consumers, a lot of online advertisements are perfectly safe and actually have a lot of benefits. In fact, online advertising is the Internet’s #1 source of revenue. It is for this …

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Online Dating Tips To Prevent Scams And Broken Hearts

The Internet has made dating so much easier than in years past. Before one had to go to one of those happening clubs and hit on everything within a five mile radius before they found someone desperate enough to agree to your date offer. Now people can just spam other people on online dating sites until they agree to meet …

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FTC Cracks Down On Online Payment Scam

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted an online scam that used identity theft to place more than $10 million in bogus charges on consumers’ credit and debit cards, pending a trial.

More than a million consumers were hit with one-time charges of $10 or less, and their payments were routed through dummy corporations in the United States to bank accounts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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