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Thursday, December 15, 2011

5 Things You Should Know About Online Scams

  1.  Criminals use a variety of methods to trick people online. Check out this list of some of the most common online scams.
  2. “Swatting,” a new and dangerous twist on the classic prank call, involves Internet pranksters getting swat teams to surround the homes of their unsuspecting victims, like in this case.
  3. If you've been a victim of an online scam, you can report it to IC3, the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
  4. Challenge your teen to test his or her Internet surfing habits with this quiz from the McAfee security company. Then, take it yourself and compare your scores.
  5. Are you planning to avoid the in-store holiday rush by shopping online? Then you may want to read this article about some common methods of identity theft and ways to protect your family.
[Source: NetSmartz.org]

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