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Old 10-01-2012
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What are the common email scams

First of all, I would like to tell you that I am new on internet. For you, this might be a noob questions but I really want to know that what are the common email scams. So, I would really appreciate if someone of you can give me some reply/information about this.
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Re: What are the common email scams

The main scams that are made on the Internet (usually by sending an email) are as follows:
  • Fake auctions on the Web, with goods offered and never sent to customers or inflated prices;
  • Offering free services on the internet that turn out to be in payment or failure to provide services paid or provision of services other than those advertised;
  • Sales of hardware or software on-line catalog with merchandise never sent or different than advertised
  • Pyramid investment schemes and multilevel marketing business;
  • Business opportunities and franchising;
  • Jobs at home with advance purchase of equipment necessary to perform such work;
  • Loans of money (never granted) with the request advanced by the Committee;
  • False promises to remove negative information to obtain credit (eg the removal of names from black-list);
  • False promises of concession (application fee) credit card to persons with a previous negative;
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Re: What are the common email scams

In most of the cases, the scam begins with an attempt to send an email to the potential victim. If you know someone on the chat and you decide to see him live, make the first appointment in a crowded public place and not go to the appointment alone is a sufficient precaution to avoid unpleasant surprises.
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Re: What are the common email scams

The content of an email or a text message hook is designed to trigger an impulsive reaction from you. These e-mails you announce a new exciting and overwhelming or you require immediate response under false pretenses. Phishing e-mails are usually not personalized. In general, the messages will ask you to hook to update, validate or confirm your account information, otherwise, the consequences could be unpleasant. One might also ask you to make a phone call.
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Re: What are the common email scams

Here are the key phrases used generally in such emails:
  • Warning - money transfer by email: Please check the information of the transaction below ...
  • As part of ongoing efforts as we work to protect your account and reduce fraud, we have noticed that your online banking profile needs to be updated ...
  • Dear Account Holder online, Your account is not available at this time ...
  • Important PSA from *** You have a message on the safety to read!
  • We regret to inform you that we had to block access to your bank account. To reactivate your account, call (phone number).
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Re: What are the common email scams

Here are some Preventive measures:
  • Make cautious to the emails or text messages in which you are asked to provide on the personal or financial information (financial institutions of credit cards usually do not require their customers to confirm their information by email).
  • Contact the institution or company using a phone number contained in a reliable source.
  • Never send personal or financial information by email.
  • Avoid clicking on links that are embedded in emails that claim to direct you to a secure site.
  • Make it a habit to check the address bar of the website to see if the address is different from that contained in the email.
  • Regularly update antivirus, antispyware, filters-mail and firewall to protect your computer.
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Re: What are the common email scams

You can also regularly check your statements for banking, credit cards and debit cards to ensure that all transactions therein are genuine.
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Re: What are the common email scams

Use separate email addresses for your various online activities: create an email address that you provide only to secure personal and professional relationships and create email addresses for other online activities. If your e-mail addresses are flooded with spam, delete them. Choose an email address consisting of a combination of letters and numbers. An email address complex prevents spammers to find your email account easily by using software that combines the first and last names randomly. Do not post your email address anywhere. Posting your email address anywhere on the Internet will attract spam. Add your email address only to people you know and who you trust. Spammers collect email addresses using various software, such as robots that search the Internet for email addresses to add them to their lists. If you are inundated with spam, change your email address.
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Re: What are the common email scams

Never open a spam message, reply to or click on the "delete" or "unsubscribe". This confirms your email address and you will receive more spam. Spammers can reel of your personal data by practicing "phishing" (fishing for personal data).
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The "scam" is a fraudulent practice. The method of fraud is classic: you receive an email from the only descendant of a rich African who died recently. This person has deposited several million dollars in a financial security company and contact the person who needs a foreign partner to help you transfer the funds. It is also willing to pay a not insignificant if you provide an account where the funds transfer.
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Re: What are the common email scams

There is only one way to avoid this, just don?t open the emails when you don?t know the sender. You can delete that directly and this will prevent you from the frauds.
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Re: What are the common email scams

Once you got any scam from any ID then you must mark that as scam before deleting that so that you will not get more emails from that ID in future.
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