Variations of online scams. Make sure you are not one of them!

See scam examples below

Bank Scam
Dating Site Scam
Ebay Scam or Paypal Scam
Email Attachment Scam
Facebook Scam
Fake Money Order Scam
IRS Scam or Tax Scam
Nigeria Scam
Wiring Money Scam

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The bottom line is simple. You can avoid almost all these types of scams by using common sense and not panicing just because you received an email.

4 simple rules which can save you from scams:

  • If you get a check or money order over the internet, always confirm 4 to 5 days later by calling your bank to confirm any check or money order has "cleared" before sending any product. The bank will always tell you if it has cleared, wait for that.
  • Never wire money over the internet to someone ever. It doesn't matter what their excuse is, dont do it.
  • Don't open email attachments. This is how they spread viruses. Its easily faked, and easily can have embedded malware and viruses.
  • Never click website links in email. EVER. Use your bookmarks to go to bank websites, etc. (Email links are easily faked, so make it a rule!)

    The bottom line is these rules are so simple yet people don't follow these rules. Do not panic, they rely on panic to get you to do these things. Remember that things that are to good to be true usually are, like getting millions of dollars based on an email you received. If you are really concerned, simply post it on the messageboard here before you do anything, as I review these posts and will answer questions for you. Just make sure your post is detailed and has all the information, otherwise I won't waste my time responding to lazy posts.

  • Please feel free to link directly to this page, as spreading this information will help all people avoid getting scammed.