Friday, March 5, 2010
HOW TO RECOGNIZE A SCAM:
Dear readers, welcome to my blog. Today l`m going to post an article titled "How to recognize a scam", about the methods that we can use to identify whether a product or service that we`re going to purchase is a scam or genuine? Internet Scams can appear very genuine, and they can fool almost anyone, scammers will steal from you.
Now, these frauds are getting more cunning and creative, they know exactly what it takes to trick you into trusting them. Generally, they make unrealistic promises which are to good to be true. Many have professional looking websites with legitimate logos, and send e-mails with schemes that can outwit even the most savvy people around.
Effective Method 1: How to recognize a scam
The best way to discover whether a product/service is genuine or not is to type the product seller`s or service providers website address with adding the word "scam" or "review" on the Google Search & then click search. then, just enter any URL`s or sites, you can then able to read many comments or reviews from other person who have purchased the product before. For example, just say you want to purchase a product from www.instantmoney.com, just type instantmoney.com scam then click search.
Effective Method 2: How to recognize a scam
Another powerful method of identifying scams are by registering at the websites below. After signing up with them, you can then apply method 1 above to discover whether the product/service that you are going to purchase is true or scam!
After using either one of the method above to how to recognize a scam product/service, you should check the originality of the websites involve, including their payment processer by turning on your phishing service(Internet Explorer 7) or smart screen filter(Internet Explorer 8) in order to spot whether they are original or fake websites. I don`t know whether other browsers have this service or not, try to check it out.
These days it’s common to find e-mail in your spam folder that mimic's your bank or a popular payment site like Paypal. You’re asked to log in to your account by clicking a link in the e-mail and confirming your personal details. These kinds of e-mails should recognized and deleted right away. Most online banks will never ask you to re-confirm your password for any reason. If you do get a mail asking you to do so, do not follow the instructions given within. Just delete this mail right away. If you have a nagging feeling that you should check your account and make sure that there are indeed no problems with it, then you should access your account through the usual link you use in your browser. Never click on the embedded link that is included in the mail. Clicking on dubious links that are included in the email messages could get computer infected with a virus. This virus is typically capable of recording anything that you type and is known as key logger. For this reason it is recommended that you always keep your computer updated with the latest anti-virus software. Continue reading this article "How to recognize a scam'...
Don`t give your bank details to anyone unless you trust the product seller or service provider, that`s why they invented Paypal. As much as possible use Paypal as your paying or payment method, because you don`t have to give your debit or credit card details when doing online purchase. Sign up free here http://www.paypal.com/Furthermore, you can ask a refund by sending a dispute through them if you`re not contented with the product or service, but ask a refund before the guarantee period ends, the best is before 30 days. I have experience of getting refunds for 2 times through them.
Scam Complaint 1:(Types)
A recent survey that was conducted revealed shocking statistics – more than 100,000 new phishing pages were being launched every week of which 99.8% were created using automated phising kits. Thousands of people are sent phishing emails by fake banks, fake auction sites and fake online shops. These emails typically contain an urgent message compelling the resipient to go to the site immediately.
Scam Complaint 2:
More than 60 percent of all internet fraud involves online auctions or non-delivered merchandise. Try to stick with eBay. Auctions on ebay are rigorously designed to protect both the buyer and the seller. Be sure to go to eBay directly in your browser by typing in the URL, or by using the address as a favourite. Never click on a link in an e-mail that looks like it from eBay. Non-delivered merchandise fraud can also come from any smaller website that offer goods for sale. Becareful. Try to pay with Paypal or with Visa both of which offer buyer protection.
Scam Complaint 3:
Beware of claims promising quick profits at no risk. Investments are always a risky proposition and no one can predict precisely how an investment will perform. Investments that sound very promising are often the riskiest of them all. Assess your risks and do your own investigation before you invest.
"There are two reasons that people buy things. Either they want or need it or they like and trust you".
-Dustin Hill(Author of Selling the Way People Like to Buy)
In 2008, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 275,284 complaint submissions. This was a 33 percent increase over 2007. IC3 referred 72,940 of those complaints to federal, state and local law enforcement. These are real crimes. The total dollar loss from all submitted cases of fraud was $264.6 million, with a median dollar loss of $931.00 per complaint. So, always becareful when doing a purchase for your products or service. I hope this article "How to recognize a scam" will do good & bring benefit to all internet users.
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