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Are Women More Likely to Fall for Online Scams?
Are Women More Likely to Fall for Online Scams?
It might surprise you but the most likely people to be caught out online aren't the very young or old at all......
Auto-Dialling Scam
Auto-Dialling Scam
Auto dialling scam, how it works, how to make sure it doesn't happen to you and what to do if you have been scammed...
Chain Mail Scam
Chain Mail Scam
Chain mail scam, what is chain mail and what to do about them,...
Click Fraud
Click Fraud
Pay per click advertising is the most prevalent form of advertising on the Internet. But it's subject to a lot of fraud. We show you how to avoid being a victim....
Counterfeit Web Pages
Counterfeit Web Pages
Counterfeit web pages, how they work and how to avoid being scammed by a counterfeit web page....
Coupon Codes and Social Networking Scams
Coupon Codes and Social Networking Scams
If you want to find bargains on your shopping - avoid Facebook and Twitter coupons unless you want to lose your cash!...
Cybercheating
Cybercheating
Cyber cheating is big business, whether it's pre-written papers or those written to order. It's subverting the education system, and this is how it happens....
Domain Name Registration & Renewal Scams
Domain Name Registration & Renewal Scams
If you don't know the score with domain names, you could get caught out by one of these scams....
Ebay Buy and Switch Scam
Ebay Buy and Switch Scam
The EBay buy and switch scam is a variant of an old mail order trick. It's sly, and very difficult to detect. Here's what to watch for....
Email Scam: Phishing
Email Scam: Phishing
Have you ever received an e-mail from company that began, "We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account" or "During our regular verification of accounts, we…...
Fake Virus Protection Scams
Fake Virus Protection Scams
If you're at all concerned about computer viruses, don't be taken in by this scam......
How to Protect Your Business from Scammers
How to Protect Your Business from Scammers
Scams are big business - here's how to protect yours....
Malware Scam
Malware Scam
There are scams that persuade you to open e-mail attachments. The problem is that the attachment contains a virus that infects your computer and can lead to identity…...
Matrix Scam
Matrix Scam
The matrix scheme is a relatively new scam. This variant on the pyramid scheme makes money for the scammers only....
New Online Security Advice from Google and Citizens Advice
New Online Security Advice from Google and Citizens Advice
With more and more people worrying about security issues online, Google and Citizens Advice have launched a useful website with security tips....
Online Dating Fraud
Online Dating Fraud
Not only are there the usual pitfalls of relationships, but you also have to deal with online dating fraud. No one can help with love, but some care can eliminate the…...
Online Pharmacies
Online Pharmacies
Anyone with an e-mail account has probably had many spam offerings trying to sell them Viagra or other drugs at cheap prices. Although not always a proper scam - most…...
Pharming Scam
Pharming Scam
Pharming is related to phishing, but far more insidious. Often it can be difficult to tell you’ve been scammed....
Pyramid Schemes
Pyramid Schemes
Pyramid schemes are old cons, but these days they're all over the Internet. What is the scheme, how do you recogise it and how do you avoid being scammed?...
The 'Coca Cola' Scam and Other Facebook Menaces
The 'Coca Cola' Scam and Other Facebook Menaces
Watch your Facebook friends, things may not be all that they appear......
Vishing Scam
Vishing Scam
This is a new variant on the phishing scam, where a link directs you to a phone number. Welcome to vishing – or voice phishing....
What is Spyware?
What is Spyware?
Spyware has become one of the most pervasive Internet threats today. Without your knowledge it can not only ruin your computer, but also your life....
Work from Home Scams
Work from Home Scams
The idea of working from home can be very attractive. There's no long commute, you can work the hours you want, and if you believe the spam e-mails that land in your…...
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