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The realm of Internet is endless, and is also filled countless deadly threats. One of the most common threats is SCAM- a gateway for deadly threats to access your PC. Due to the relative ease, internet communication has turned into a major platform for fraudsters. Though, the email service providers offering strict privacy settings for flawless communication, it often fails as scammers attempts to breach in and steal all precious information, conning unsuspecting victims.

ALERT SCAM!Below given is a list of SCAM types. Take a look:
Advance fee fraud (419 fraud) — This is also sometimes known as the ‘Nigerian Scam’ which is a confidence trick in which the target is persuaded to advance relatively small sums of money in the hope of realizing a much larger gain.

The Charity Request Scam — The Charity Request/Disaster Relief scam is becoming far more prevalent these days. Scammers prey on the natural and admirable human desire to aid disaster victims by sending fake emails desiring donations or they set-up fake charity websites and steal the money donated to the victims of disasters. Often the approach will come in the form of what looks like a forwarded email.

The Employment Scam — In the Employment Scam unscrupulous persons posing as recruiters and/or employers offer attractive employment opportunities which require the job seeker to pay them money in advance, usually under the guise of work visas, travel expenses, and out-of-pocket expenses. The scams can also involve lucrative offers of employment in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, or South Africa with money demanded to be paid to an agency or travel agent for visas or travel costs.

The Holiday Scam — These started as unsolicited emails announcing that you had won a ‘Cruise of a Lifetime’ or a ‘Free Holiday to Florida’ or the like. These scams are generally more active during the summer months (May to July) as this is when most people take their holidays. Generally you will receive an email either announcing that ‘you, or someone you know’ has entered you in a contest, and that you have won a free cruise or vacation package alternatively your are offered a cheap (or even free) travel deal — all at a price that’s too good to refuse.

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The Lottery Scam — In this scam you get an email saying that you’ve won the email sweepstakes for a lottery that no-one’s ever heard of. Or you’ve been told that you’ve won the email sweepstakes for a well-known lottery but the contact address is not the contact address of the lottery organizers. This is a very common form of spam email and it’s easy to avoid.

There is much more to know. Keep reading and stay protected.

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