Community Standards:Scams on Popular Websites<br />A roadmap for how websites instruct their users on fraud<br />
Nigerian Scams<br />These scams involve an overpayment for goods or services done after a series of electronic message exc...
Facebook Scam – Help Center<br />Often your account is compromised in a scam.  The scams often broadcast to your trusted n...
Charles Schwab Fraud<br /> While not worrying about its own allegations of fraud,  Schwab must contend with customers whos...
Care.com Scam <br />As a source for helping babysitters and nannies find jobs, Care.com is susceptible to prospective empl...
Dating Scams<br />Dating scams typically involve baiting members with fake profiles.<br />Definitely avoid the lure of ove...
Internet Scam Resources<br />Do your homework with the BBB<br />For more cutting edge scam research check here.<br />My pe...
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Scams on Popular Websites: Care.com, Craigslist, Match.com, and Facebook

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Websites we use everyday have recently become targets of scams. Here are the common scams on Care.com, Facebook, Match.com and Craigslist so you know how to avoid them!

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Scams on Popular Websites: Care.com, Craigslist, Match.com, and Facebook

  1. 1. Community Standards:Scams on Popular Websites<br />A roadmap for how websites instruct their users on fraud<br />
  2. 2. Nigerian Scams<br />These scams involve an overpayment for goods or services done after a series of electronic message exchanges. In order to avoid falling into this trip, here are 5 steps:<br />1. Free Money Doesn’t Exist. The old saying holds true. If its too good to be true it is.<br />2. Remember Community Rules. Do your homework. Is this an acceptable transaction in the website?<br />3. Run a background check if you can. Collect contact information and google them. Run a background check. Many people to people marketplaces offer them.<br />4. Don’t share with strangers. Your information is confidential. Don’t fall for direct contact phishing!<br />5. Look for “https” secure web connections when submitting your credit card. Verify those security badges and then look at the cart. <br />
  3. 3. Facebook Scam – Help Center<br />Often your account is compromised in a scam. The scams often broadcast to your trusted network of friends.<br />Here’s a recent Facebook Scam that will comment spam your friends.<br />Be wary of messages from friends. These scams can be more effective phishing frauds than email phishing because your trusted network is messaging you.<br />
  4. 4. Charles Schwab Fraud<br /> While not worrying about its own allegations of fraud, Schwab must contend with customers whose accounts are infiltrated through identity theft schemes. <br />If in doubt, check with this Schwab fraud page<br />
  5. 5. Care.com Scam <br />As a source for helping babysitters and nannies find jobs, Care.com is susceptible to prospective employee scams. <br />However, Craigslist is by far the leader in scams because community members are on their own. <br />Care.com monitors its community for scams and spam.<br />
  6. 6. Dating Scams<br />Dating scams typically involve baiting members with fake profiles.<br />Definitely avoid the lure of overseas profiles looking for love.<br />Use your judgment as you start communicating with a potential partner<br />Match.com Dating Scams<br />eHarmony Scams<br />
  7. 7. Internet Scam Resources<br />Do your homework with the BBB<br />For more cutting edge scam research check here.<br />My personal favorite scam detector: SiteAdvisor<br />When you need the authorities: FBI Internet Fraud<br />As Sergeant Phil Esterhaus from <br />Hill Street Blues would say: <br />“Hey, let's be careful out there.”<br />

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