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Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.

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Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:48:51 PM »

Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.


•  Maintain multiple e-mail accounts. Use an e-mail account for your personal and sensitive transactions and another fake e-mail account for trivial things such as forum registrations, website sign-ups, and interaction with individuals that you do not know personally.

Make sure any information attached to the fake e-mail account cannot be traced back to you; use fake names and addresses liberally. This prevents scammers fishing for victims to find out any real data that they can use against you.

This also benefits your personal email account because the restrictions in its use severely limits the amount of spam that finds its way into the inbox. A large number of online scams get to people through spam mail.


•  Do not sign up for every contest you find on the Internet, particularly contests that require you to provide personal information. A lot of online scam perpetrators find their victims through databases gathered from information collecting drives masked under a contest or promo.
 

•  Do not be lazy. If there is a bank that is only a few minutes of walking away from your house, go there in person for financial transactions. Don't rely too much on their online services and be on the lookout for fake phishing websites that ask you to update your bank account details and passwords.

Keep in mind that if there is a need to update bank account information, banks will require you to do it in person.


•  If you like to join contests and promos in several places, keep track of everything you have joined and their prizes. Make a ledger if possible. This way, if an e-mail shows up in your inbox telling you that you've won P2M, it will be easier for you to file it under scams.


•  Lastly, but certainly not the least, do not be greedy and always remember that anything that seems or sounds too good to be true usually is. People do not magically become millionaires for no reason at all and they most certainly do not win it in the same manner.

Even people who become millionaires through the lottery had to do some actual work in terms of going out and buying a lottery ticket in person.

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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 11:21:46 PM »
Thanks for the tips that you share. I will definitely keep that in mind so I can avoid being scammed. I learned it the hard way and been tricked a couple of times by employers and sellers.

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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 12:24:17 AM »
Thanks for the tips. I must say that its really hard sometimes to know which offers are real and which are fake. We end up wasting a lot of time and find out in the end, that these scams are really after our pockets and not really into giving real online opportunities. If its too good to be true, we might have to do a little research first before signing up for anything. Yes true enough, "do not be lazy."



Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.


•  Maintain multiple e-mail accounts. Use an e-mail account for your personal and sensitive transactions and another fake e-mail account for trivial things such as forum registrations, website sign-ups, and interaction with individuals that you do not know personally.

Make sure any information attached to the fake e-mail account cannot be traced back to you; use fake names and addresses liberally. This prevents scammers fishing for victims to find out any real data that they can use against you.

This also benefits your personal email account because the restrictions in its use severely limits the amount of spam that finds its way into the inbox. A large number of online scams get to people through spam mail.


•  Do not sign up for every contest you find on the Internet, particularly contests that require you to provide personal information. A lot of online scam perpetrators find their victims through databases gathered from information collecting drives masked under a contest or promo.
 

•  Do not be lazy. If there is a bank that is only a few minutes of walking away from your house, go there in person for financial transactions. Don't rely too much on their online services and be on the lookout for fake phishing websites that ask you to update your bank account details and passwords.

Keep in mind that if there is a need to update bank account information, banks will require you to do it in person.


•  If you like to join contests and promos in several places, keep track of everything you have joined and their prizes. Make a ledger if possible. This way, if an e-mail shows up in your inbox telling you that you've won P2M, it will be easier for you to file it under scams.


•  Lastly, but certainly not the least, do not be greedy and always remember that anything that seems or sounds too good to be true usually is. People do not magically become millionaires for no reason at all and they most certainly do not win it in the same manner.

Even people who become millionaires through the lottery had to do some actual work in terms of going out and buying a lottery ticket in person.

Source: http://dti.gov.ph/dti/index.php?p=645


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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 05:32:32 PM »
Yes "Do not be lazy"  I remembered tuloy yung jeepney driver na nasakyan ko kanina lang, sabi nya sa isang driver while waiting for the go signal - "bawal ang tamad at mamamatay kang dilat ang mata",  ;D true enough though...

Even online, if you're too lazy to learn, or more so, mahilig sa short cuts mas malaki chance mo to get victimized by get-rich-quick scams.
Stay humble, WORK HARD, Be Kind... and always  SMILE.

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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 05:04:22 PM »
Dapat tiyaga2x lang talaga para umasenso sa buhay

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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 06:33:55 PM »
Share ko din po ito: 10 Red Flags You're About to Get Scammed - http://mashable.com/2013/03/20/email-scam-red-flags/
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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 01:50:50 PM »
tnx for the tips. nice read  :D

Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 03:40:35 PM »
Thanks for the info! Scams make legit online jobs quite hard to find and they're scattered everywhere online!  :-X

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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 02:33:20 AM »
Wow those tips surely made me very aware. Online scams are everywhere nowadays and it's very essential that people be aware of it. Thumbs up for those tips and thanks  :D

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Re: Tips on how to avoid being scammed online.
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 02:18:23 PM »
This is such a good Tip for us to remember, Thanks  :)