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In today’s information overload era, internet is considered as the most significant tool for gathering data. However technological advancements and increase in the number of web users have trigged the …

In today’s information overload era, internet is considered as the most significant tool for gathering data. However technological advancements and increase in the number of web users have trigged the spread of internet scams. According to internet scam statistics, more and more scams are reported every day. There are different types of internet scams that dominate the web world and many innocent web users are falling prey to it.

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  • 1. Internet scams; how to identify such cons
  • 2. Information overload era
    In today’s information overload era, internet is considered as the most significant tool for gathering data. However technological advancements and increase in the number of web users have trigged the spread of internet scams. According to internet scam statistics, more and more scams are reported every day. There are different types of internet scams that dominate the web world and many innocent web users are falling prey to it.
  • 3. Sources in Nigeria
    Generally it can be said that most of these scams have their starting sources in Nigeria. So if you are getting a mail with a Nigerian or African address offering some perks, it is better to simply ignore it. It has been reported that one such scam email has been prevailing over the internet for many years and had looted many internet users. This is how it works. You would be getting an email from a person who would address himself as a close relative, wife or even an official of a Nigerian tyrant.
  • 4. Scam Baiting
  • 5. Story
    Even though this story seems to be a bit ridiculous and hard to believe, thousands of people have fell for this scammer. They have lost major parts of their wealth too. Yet another type of email scams is the financial scams. Many fraudsters fool people by promising very high return on their investment. The offer would be something like get double the invested money within a month or two.
  • 6. Stop Scaming