The Top 10 Internet and Email Scams

Internet scams have been around nearly as long as the internet itself, and many of them have roots in scams that existed well before the internet but have been adapted to the new medium. Scams have become more advanced, more deceptive, and more common, and even venerable scams from the early days still snag people.

Unfortunately, malware protection software doesn’t help much with many of these types of scams, because they rely on tricking the user, not delivering malicious software. So, being aware of the common scams can help you avoid them. Email programs have improved by adding ways of recognizing bogus emails and flagging them before they get to you, but they’re not perfect. The best way to avoid falling prey to a scam is to know what they look like. Below are some of the more common ones you may encounter — or may have already encountered.

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