10 Ways to Spot an E-Mail Scam

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Offline Bugbatter

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10 Ways to Spot an E-Mail Scam
« on: December 06, 2009, 10:43:19 AM »
The increasing flood of e-mail hitting your inbox can lower the guard of even the most cautious person. In the rush to keep up with important notes, it's easier than ever to fall prey to the scam artists and identity thieves who lurk online.

E-mail scams and phishing attempts evolve constantly, hoping to take advantage of the latest trends and current events. Although the e-mails change, the people behind them inadvertently send up the same warning signs again and again. We dug through mountains of spam to find the most prevailing trends. We've collected some actual scam e-mails and highlighted the warning signs to help you spot a hustle the next time one lands in your inbox.

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Re: 10 Ways to Spot an E-Mail Scam
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 12:44:08 AM »
Very nicely written article. Thanks Bugbatter.

I used to direct users to these websites to help them identify scams:
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Re: 10 Ways to Spot an E-Mail Scam
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 05:12:10 PM »
Hi Bugbatter, hi AbuIbrahim12,

Thanks for the links.

I had recently taken a quick look at something similar and I finally managed to find it again:

-> 10 email scams to watch out for Date: December 19th, 2009 Author: Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MS-MVP Internet Explorer.
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