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The Web's 10 Biggest Scams

submitted on January 25, 2011 by jack69darin in "Member's Lounge"
The Web is awash with bad seeds who want your money, your data and your sweet, sweet identity. We don't want to scare you -- since these people are the exception, not the rule -- but they are out there. Crafty buggers who prey on trust and carelessness, scammers are not only persistent social engineers, but also skilled hackers who take over Facebook accounts, break into bank databases and spread malware. Using their skills (and sometimes brute force), these crooks have made themselves millions (and potentially billions) of dollars by turning people into their own worst enemies. While we could sit here and spit out a diatribe about avoiding suspicious e-mail attachments or being wary of strange requests from friends, we thought it might be more effective to simply show how some of the biggest (and most successful) scams work their malicious magic, and just how rich the perpetrators got off of careless users.


Seee the top 10:

http://www.switched.com/2011/0.....3%7C197129
 

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  • 99299
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 25, 2011
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    Report your credit card stolen if you feel you got scammed.
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    • roxytang
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      Posted by roxytang on January 25, 2011
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      And check your credit report regularly.
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 25, 2011
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      I report c.c. stolen & Paypal when Noah borrows to buy online video games. I contact online gaming co. 1st & if no response report to c.c. & Paypal & then I have to change passwords & now lock up everything. They give FREE time to play, get kids hooked, they ask...it was $19.95 daily + extra $19.95 for 2,000 extra coins which they run out of in an hour on the last one. So far the companies have been very nice about it when I report the unathorized transaction. And yes, Noah's seeing psychologist. I think he's having hard time w/all the medical stuff going on here. But no excuse to steal. I hate VIDEO games!
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 25, 2011
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      Obviously he didn't "borrow" but took w/o permission.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 25, 2011
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      I know that feeling about paypal.
  • 99321
    laaya
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    Posted by laaya on January 25, 2011
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    Last year 1 Indian got killed becz of this dating sites.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 25, 2011
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      OOOh my!
  • 99344
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 25, 2011
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    I once sent money to a work from home scheme. Lost $40 - but lesson learned. Big Grin
  • 99401
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 25, 2011
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    Ebay has alot of scammers if you consider that "web scamming".
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 26, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Got scammed yesterday on my credit card! $19.95
  • 99618
    josetring
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    Posted by josetring on January 26, 2011
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    Thanks for the info

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