Avoid Online Scams

Avoid Online Scams

(Last Updated On: 4th October 2017)

Cut Through The Chaff and Avoid Online Scams

 

Although there is great potential to make money online, the internet is also riddled with scams and fraudsters. And unfortunately, people fall for such scams every day. Fraudsters know that thousands of people need money, and will turn to desperate measures to obtain it.

And unfortunately, people fall for such scams every day. Fraudsters know that thousands of people need money, and will turn to desperate measures to obtain it.

Fraudsters know that thousands of people need money, and will turn to desperate measures to obtain it.

So how do you find ways to avoid scams online, when many are so convincing? 

While some phishing emails are transparently fraudulent, others look like the real deal. 

One click and then your computer is ruined, or your credit card details are stolen. 

In 2014 fraudsters managed to steal over £614 million from victims in the UK alone.

Whether you’re targeted with emails, pop-ups or advertisements, how do you sort the wheat from the chaff? Like those leaflets that claim you’ve won a million, we all want to believe they’re true.

Try Before You Buy

Firstly, if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is a scam.

As the famous saying goes: ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch’- an adage that certainly applies to the internet.

Secondly, if they don’t offer a free sample without first offering your payment details, then stay away.

The next time a pop-up window claims you’re the 10,000th customer, it might be best to switch off.

Read more about avoiding online scams here.

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