Scammers have damaged the Internet

How scammers have worn Internet trust and practical scam prevention tips.

Online scams cost individuals and businesses more than $500 million in losses in 2009, doubling 2007's figures. Scams have pervaded the Internet from search results that feature malware-loading attack sites to phishing emails to even false dating communication. Online con has so endanger trust in common Internet communication channels, that it can be believably said that scammers have damaged the Internet. “It seems that wherever you go online, you are exposed to scam risks,” . Previously trusted communications like bank email and other “official” notices can no longer be trusted. “To fight this enveloping threat, I am proud to announce that has launched its online scam resource and information page to help online consumers and general Internet users evade scams. The resource page lists the the common methods of online scams along with detection methods and scam avoidance software tools.

Greed-based scams focus on “something for nothing.” Nigerian419” emails, “free iPod/iPad” salvation notices, and alike scam fall under this heading. “Today's online scammer is very complicated. They really know how to push the planned victim's emotional buttons. Indeed, one of the fastest growing “genres” of online scams, dating scams, and exploit one of the most basic human needs—the need for love. You won't believe the exciting manipulation unprincipled dating site affiliates will stoop to”, posing as women, immoral dating site marketers, based on proceedings records, use email, classified ads, chatrooms, and even webcams to trap unsuspecting victims. it's gotten so bad that people looking for dates online must be further suspicious of online personal ads to make sure they are genuine and not out to up sell them to a dating site subscription. Phishing and identity theft schemes are uncontrolled and continually evolving. From bank “notification” emails to domain registration emails to account notification to email attachments that load attack sites, phishing attacks have taken on a huge assortment of forms that it is easy to get tricked into opening these types of emails or search results.

“When it comes to online scams, common sense is not too common since the explicit modes change. We are changing all of that by helping customers develop a 'scam-aware' mindset. By focusing on common methods as opposite to exact scam names or operations, we aim to develop a “sixth sense” which tells customers to take a series of preventive actions whenever “something just doesn't feel right,””

Report released by IXDownload .


1 Response to "Scammers have damaged the Internet"

  1. Klustter says:
    June 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    nice one...

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