Tuesday, February 19

Other Scams to Watch Out For

spam.jpgBesides phishing, various other scams also arrive in your inbox. Here are brief descriptions of some of the most common.

The "Nigerian" Scam also called "Advance Fee" Scam

The email is requesting help to get large sums of money out of a foreign country. They promise you big profits in exchange for your help. Before you receive any money, you'll have to provide money to cover transaction and transfer costs and attorney fees plus you'll need to provide them with your bank account numbers. The "Nigerian" Email Scam from the FTC has more information.

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Five Steps to Protect Your Privacy and Identity

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These five steps allow you to opt out of certain information sharing. These steps usually take an hour or less to complete. The reduction in marketing will be significant.

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Make a Complaint

survey.jpgIn addition to reporting fraud or identity theft to your state attorney general’s office you can file a complaint with the appropriate federal agency.

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Information Specifically for Seniors

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Seniors are a favorite target of scam artists and others who want to make a quick buck. For example, seniors are at risk of losing money in fraudulent investment schemes and are also at risk of losing their homes when they are used as security, in some instances unknowingly. These 2 articles from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) describe some of the pitfalls.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has assembled some resources to help seniors avoid fraudulent investments.

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Facebook & MySpace…Wicked!

Social Networking

Social networking sites are great places to keep in contact with friends, develop relationships and meet new people in interesting places.

Heading to a new city? How easy is it to find a new "friend" in that city on Facebook? This summer, a young person that works with FoolProof stayed with "Facebook Friends" in four separate countries. Not bad, and good on the budget, too.

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