The Vault February 2011: The World Wild Web
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Avoiding online scams
The Internet is awesome—many Biz Kid$ have gotten their businesses going on the Web. But it’s got a dark side, too. Scammers are standing by, waiting to steal your money, your credit card number, or your identity. So get wise—read this issue of The Vault for tips on avoiding computerized fraudsters!
If you remember these simple tips, you’ll be much less likely to lose your money or your identity online.
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Nobody sells a real Louis Vuitton bag for $20, and nobody makes $500 a day stuffing envelopes from home.
- Be very careful who gets your credit card information—and never give out your social security number or other personal info.
- Email is not secure. Someone asking for passwords or bank information that way is surely a scammer.