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Common Online Scams | Security Catch
The online community is full of scams that can affect anyone. Many times, those who are not prepared are going to be those who are affected. The effects of these scams can be long. After all, most of these online scams are aimed at gaining your money, your information or some other material that would be damaging to your life. The best offense against these online scams is to know what they are. Email Scams to Watch out For There are several online scams that are found via email. For those who regularly check their emails, they are going to want to be aware of these so that they do not become a victim: Foreign Lottery Scam: This scam is very common. You will receive an email that looks legitimate stating that you have won a foreign lottery. What can you do? Delete the email and do not click or reply to the email. If you seriously want to search into the lottery, then google the lottery, chances are it does not exist. The Survey Scam: You will receive an email telling you that you have been chosen to participate in a survey that may be concerning a hot topic issue. For your time, you may even be compensated. However, once you click on this you could be allowing malware to infect your system. Unless you have requested to be put on survey lists, then watch out, this is just another online scam that is trying to victimize you Nigerian Check Scam: This was a scam that has been around for several years. You are going to receive an email stating that this royal aristocrat is going to give you a sum of money for cashing a check for them. All they need is your account number to make this …