Internet scams are advertisements, emails or other messages that are fraudulent and lure you into giving money or handing over personal information in exchange for promised rewards. Some Internet scams may look like official business, such as when someone uses your real name and address to send you a phoney bill. Other times, they masquerade as parties interested in your financial information or as job offers. Either way, be on guard against any message that appears out of the blue or needs you to take action immediately — it probably isn’t legitimate.
The most famous scam these days (which was in media recently as well) comes as a phone call from Microsoft tech support! You end up giving access to your personal computer unknowingly and the next result is disastrous. It is a big scam and they want you to use your credit card in order to gain access back to your machine. Moving on, as the internet grows bigger and wilder; internet scams and different schemes to go around with them come to life every day. The number of internet scams registered is growing day by day ending up in huge financial and data losses.
International Internet Scams Hotspots
This infographic (having reference to IC3) shared by our regular contributor looks at a number of complaints, financial loss, internet schemes, their origins, and prevention tips. Around 66% of these scams come from the United States. Click the image to enlarge. Feel free to comment and share.