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What are Nigerian 419 scams?

A Nigerian scam is a form of upfront payment or money transfer scam. They are called 419 Nigerian scams because the first wave of them came from Nigeria, but they can come from anywhere in the world. The ‘4-1-9’ part of the name comes from the section of Nigeria’s Criminal Code which outlaws the practice. Read more

Phishing – What is it?

Phishing is a scam designed to steal unsuspecting users’ valuable personal data – such as login details, PIN numbers, credit card details, etc.
A phony Web site that looks like a trusted Web site – such as a bank or business site where you might store credit card details – is set up by scammers. These phony Web sites are often elaborately constructed to look exactly like the site they are impersonating. Read more

Be Aware of Online Donation Scams
Every time there is a tragedy somewhere in the world, caring people like you want to get out your wallet to help make a difference. As sad and indifferent as the world may seem at times, it warms the heart to know that at their most basic, people still care about other people and they cannot stand to see suffering. Read more

Many More Spammers To Get Rid Off..!
A New Zealander was fined by an Australian court on Tuesday after a guilty plea over his part in a syndicate capable of sending 10 billion spam emails a day.

Lance Atkinson, was fined 210 000 Australian dollars (about R1,3-million) for breaching the Spam Act 2003 in a case brought by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Read more

How fake sites trick search engines
Even search engines can get suckered by Internet scams.

With a little sleight of hand, con artists can dupe them into giving top billing to fraudulent websites that prey on consumers, making unwitting accomplices of companies such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Read more