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Tips In Avoiding World wide web Money Scams

Some World wide web scams target hypersensitive information such as account details or credit card information. Nevertheless, most scams target quick money from unsuspecting victims. That is why, Internet money scams are sure to boost over time. Identifying these kinds of money scams is easy. Typical plots are either they offer you an overseas exchange of money or they’ll tell you that you have won money from the lottery. In both cases, these scams deal with large sums of money worth up to million dollars.

To avoid Internet money scams, people only need to know and follow a couple of important rules. The first and most important rule is the fact that there should never be a good upfront money. It is definitely any money scam if it demands payment of questionable charges that will come in different forms such as processing fees, international charges or banking fees.

Another important thing to do is to avoid the urge to resolve any correspondence or even advertisements such as e-mail or website advertisements. One reply to the actual spammer email address will solicit even more spam email messages to your email consideration. They actually expect they can break you directly into replying back by spamming your email account. If it happens just assign their email addresses as junk e-mail so they will be automatically deleted or rerouted to the trash container.

Internet auctions might appear very vulnerable to scams. The truth is that you can avoid being scammed of your money simply by using a credit card to pay for the merchandise as opposed to casing out money. In the event the merchandise does not appear on the agreed date, you can retract the actual credit card transaction that you made.

Phony prizes can be immediately identified simply because legitimate sweepstakes winner requires a Form 1099 that features the prize benefit. Prizes are still subject to taxes by the IRS so a win without a taxes is definitely phony.

In spite of being knowledgeable on the internet money scams, people still tend to be victimized therefore the best thing to do is to study offers before actually believing in them. In the Internet, the most effective defense is vigilance.

Comments: 51

  1. Constance March 8, 2013 at 3:54 am Reply

    I would love to use the internet to make money here at the house,I read affluently,can post links,or whatever.Can someone help me please.

  2. Warner April 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm Reply

    I want yahoo as a comany who cares to FLAG people who compile work scams. Could Yahoo notify all other companies to do this and join the fight to prevent people commiting crimes like this. Please help.

  3. Kareen May 22, 2013 at 10:48 am Reply

    Can we make the truth way money online?. It’s anyway make money online without scam to build internet money making?.

  4. Maragret July 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm Reply

    im not old enough to get a job and since school’s started i dont have much time for lawn mowing and car washing (the car washing bombed by the way. no one wanted us to wash their car) please not internet money scams

  5. Charolette July 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Lately, every time on get on Youtube, Game websites keep popping up in a separate window on google chrome. its usually advertising games, but sometimes its a money scam or something along those lines. i couldn’t find anything about it anywhere else on the internet, so i was hoping someone on here would have some idea about how i could fix this.

    Thanks!

  6. Ardath July 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm Reply

    I MEAN ALOT, NO INTERNET SCAMS

  7. Rodger August 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm Reply

    I have 10$ US on paypal, i would like to make more money off of it or just in general to make money using paypal and to get people to donate or give to me, How can i?
    🙂 Please give creative answers and helpful ones. Thanks!
    LOL galatic

  8. Britteny September 28, 2013 at 3:08 am Reply

    I am 15, with a job, but I need more money. So are there any EFFICIENT things I can do on the internet to make money, no scams or lame sites that lie. Also where and how can I start blogging for money? Thanks.

  9. Lanell October 11, 2013 at 9:16 am Reply

    No internet scams.

  10. Ed October 28, 2013 at 10:34 am Reply

    I know there are very good internet savvy sales people out there and they know how to write good copy. I know this one in particular which is so good at the selling of his online business opportunity that he even includes his phone number at the end of it in case you still havnt had your answers met. I just want to know who is right on the money?

  11. Phillis November 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm Reply

    I’m looking for a job I can do at home on the internet to make some extra money. There’s so many scams out there I’m just curious if anyone knows of any genuine oppportunities. I’m not looking to get rich quick, but I would like to make at least $10 an hour.

  12. Cayla December 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply

    i doubt because may be it is internet scams.that company offer me a good salary, benefits but he asking me to pay 1680 dollars for processing of working visa/working permit in Accra Ghana.

  13. Laci December 13, 2013 at 8:11 am Reply

    i’am in debt, i have a kid on the way, and i want to make money from home. But the internet money making websites are usually all scams. Is their any website that really works??

  14. Valentin December 23, 2013 at 8:55 am Reply

    Schemes, Scams, Fraud etc ?? is it the FCC ?
    I meant who polices or monitors corrupt internet activity for business fraud- and if this stuff is allowed, no policing, then we are not as homeland secured as people are led to believe. And the perpetrators have seeped into our bedrooms and leaves the consumers with their pants down. We are not protected.

  15. Eugenio January 14, 2014 at 6:08 am Reply

    I’ve seen stories off people on the internet making money but i don’t know if to really sign up or no … help me .. is this scam ? ore it actually works ?

  16. Kylee January 22, 2014 at 8:53 am Reply

    I have very, very little money, maybe couple of hundred dollars. I really need to start anything cz I am running out of money.

  17. Tory February 7, 2014 at 5:37 am Reply

    I need a little extra money a week. Like $50-$70. Any ideas, no internet scams please!!!

  18. Enda February 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Outside of the video and online gaming world, who monitors internet scams to make money and such all over the web? How do they take action against the violators?

  19. Kurt February 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Well Community here is the deal. I will keep this as short as I can. Back in 2005 i was scammed on an auction site called auctionfire. Long story short, sent a money order never got product back. The whole time I had contact with this scammer which gave me a false sense of security. I got her real name phone number etc.

    Well, never got product and so I called and left a message with the sherriffs office in the county she lived in, somewhere in Indiana.I left a message on some investigators voice mail giving him my info, but after a while I never got a call back, and pretty much gave up on the whole thing.

    For some reason I searched for this person on google today and I found this pdf from, i guess a court case, not sure.

    http://atgindsha01.atg.in.gov/cpd/docs/enforcement/SteveCarter-379693-1.pdf

    So it looks like they got her, but my question is this.Can I contact them to get my money back from her? What are my legal options here? Can I do anything?

    Thanks in advance guys!
    I appriciate the answers so far, but I already know the mistakes I made. Im not asking for people to point out what I did wrong, im asking for legal advice. Please only answer if you know what you are talking about. Im not trying to be ungrateful, I just want factual advice.

  20. Lenard March 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm Reply

    for real. i mean it probably is. is there any typing sites you can make money. i know that all the survey sites are scams. for real tell me

  21. Antione March 29, 2014 at 6:07 am Reply

    I recently saw the advertisement for Berry Tree. I viewed the video on that website. It claimed that they would guarantee my success. Before I join, i want to know if this is another internet scam. Please help. Thank you very much.

  22. Ray March 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm Reply

    I bought XP Internet Security program in a panic when my computer was attacked in February. It’s just sitting on my computer now. I haven’t had any problems lately but I want to know the best way to remove it to prevent any future problems. Also does anybody know if there is any way to get my money back.

  23. Janean April 9, 2014 at 2:58 am Reply

    The internet is great. A great resource to expand personal knowledge and creativity. But, the price that is paid to have this great resource, is it worth it? Especially if you also pay for cable. There aren’t any great programs offered on cable.(are there?)….besides network shows (maybe????), but you can receive them with a converter box (starting in the summer).

    Is the price really worth it (without considering the state of the economy)?

  24. Marcellus April 23, 2014 at 11:34 am Reply

    whenever I heard about people making money online, is it always a scam and should be avoided?

  25. Candi April 24, 2014 at 2:03 am Reply

    I’ve been working for two days already. Issuing checks to clients. I only get paid once a month which is 1,200. It’s not like an internet job or anything, I met this lady on the internet and she told me that its not a scam or anything. Every morning she always ask me how am I, how my family doing, etc. To me, I dont think its a scam, but what’s you guys opinion ?

  26. Terry April 28, 2014 at 2:44 am Reply

    Plenty of people come here asking which internet make-money offers are for real. Then we have the people that work for a scam company, wanting your money, answering by saying “this one really works”. How ’bout anyone who has tried and was scammed list it here!

  27. Camilla April 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Who should I report to if I received an e-mail that I believe is trying to scam me for money?

  28. Laurette May 11, 2014 at 11:32 am Reply

    Hi everyone.

    basically I ordered a pair of Ugg boots from an internet company called uksnowbootsale.co.uk. One their website is stated that it was 5 -7 days delivery. After 3 weeks I contacted the Company to say that I was worried as to where my boots where. They emailed me back in broken English saying that they would post them out that day as my order had been ‘forgotton’. I wrote back to them explaining that this was not good enough as I was moving house in the next week. I never heard from them agian. Obviously as I have moved I have never received the boots (Don’t even know if they had ever been sent) I have sent them countless emails requesting my money back and they have totally ignored me. I take it this is an internet scam?? I just want to know0w if anyone has had similar experiences as this and what did you do. Surely they can’t just keep my money and me be out of pocket?? I’m so frustrated and angry at this company. They have no contact number and just ignore emails. What can I do? Please help 🙁
    Oh and I should probably tell you that I paid by my current account back card and live in the UK.

  29. Sidney May 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I’m 16 years old and I’m trying to earn money to buy a car and have money to go out and hang out with my friends during the summer. I currently have a job but it’s not that great because I don’t get enough hours and my pay is low. I like computers and I like being on the web all the time and so I’m looking for something that would let me make money through something I like. Please, I need help finding a way to make money through the internet.
    Yes, I know that whatever money I make is technically my parents’ but I pay for my own phone and take care of the little things. I need to find a way to make money through something I like and that happens to be surfing on the net so I need a way to make some money. Help please

  30. Jo May 12, 2014 at 7:50 am Reply

    what are some good ideas for making online money? paid surveys arnt any good and paid emails arnt so ood either. i was wondering what i could do with any of my domains and make money without hardly touching anything. and something i could make money fast. any good ideas to make money! it doest have to do with my domains.. lol yea im confused myself.

    thanks for your help in advance.

  31. Serina May 22, 2014 at 5:48 am Reply

    How do people make money of internet like posting videos on you tube (by ads) and by fake websites??? What are most popular ways of attracting traffic and avoiding those traps. How does they get paid for the traps and scams online?

  32. Mason May 25, 2014 at 10:32 pm Reply

    My scam involved an online dating site. This woman conned me into believing she was going to come and visit me in Texas she being in Mississippi. I was sceptical at 1st when she asked for money but after communicating with her for some time I sent money to the tune of over $700.00. It was all a scam as now she has changed her phone number and no longer answers her emails at her 2 addresses. Who do I report this to ? How do I get her arrested for this crime ?

  33. Emerita May 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply

    This was my first time shopping online.
    So I brought a laptop through elecstrade.com and I’m sure I’ve been scammed. I sent the money through western union and have kept all documentation.
    Is there anyway to get my money back?

    Or is it just lost forever?
    And how do I know next time that a site is a scam on not?

  34. Karleen May 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply

    I found this website called cash crate and im not sure if it is a scam or not. if anyone uses it and it works tell me please!? also how old do you have to be to do thuis?

  35. Migdalia May 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm Reply

    they want our address and want to send us these checks or money orders that arent any good and old and want us to go to the bank and cash them. and then send them the money and if we dont put a stop to it many people are going to get ripped off and many already have.

  36. Cristobal May 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm Reply

    I was wondering, if this could be real. I beleive it’s a scam. I was sent an email stating I had just won an over seas lottery. I never heard of such a thing…Are these people for real?>>>>>The National Lottery Board
    Home Office:L70 1NL Liverpool,
    P. O. Box 1010, UNITED KINGDOM Please give me your advice. Wouldn’t it be so nice if something finally wasn’t a scam?

  37. Lonnie May 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm Reply

    i need someone to help out, and tell me how can I make money from home..

  38. Leonardo May 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Ian in the office has talked me into giving him my bank account number and sort code for a lucrative investment he has going. He claimed I stand to make several million dollars from it. However when I asked him for the exact details he showed me an email he received from the King of Nigera saying that he has too much money and if he sent them bank details they would transfer 36 million Nigerian dollars into the account!

    It all sounds too good to be true, someone in the office said it is an internet scam, now I am worried that he has passed my financial details to a conman in Nigeria – what should I do? does this sound like a genuine investment opportunity to you?

  39. Gregg May 28, 2014 at 11:18 pm Reply

    I know that if something sounds too good to be true then it probably is. A facefook friend had a link on his page. I clicked on it & it took me to dailyworkfromhome.com. I watched a video, a guy claimed he developed a way for ppl to make $780 & even $1000 per week. He is trying to recruit others, saying this job has enabled him to travel the world & even ride in limo’s. I’m thinking, if this is legit, why do I have to pay money to sign up? The fee is small that he’s asking for: $40.00. But it seems suspicious to me. The video shows an employee, he shows a check w/ his name on it in the amt of $780. He then walks into a bank and walks out w/ the cash in his hand. Yet they never say what the “job” entails, the site asked for my name and email but I didn’t enter it ’cause I am leery. The facebook friend told me you have to pay in order to sign up. The FB friend is overly-excited, saying that soon he will be rich. Is this a possible scam?

  40. Ines May 29, 2014 at 1:17 am Reply

    I have a good-paying job but I want to take care of my family’s needs (good food, clean clothes, neat home, etc.) so I am looking for a home-based job. My cousin told me most internet-advertised home business is a scam. They’re just interested in you buying their product/s. Can you recommend a legit home business in the internet?

  41. Lee May 29, 2014 at 2:27 am Reply

    Being unfamiliar with money order scams and money laundering schemes I applied for and accepted what appeared at the time to be a legitimate job offer for a wherehouse position on Craigslist.It was from an individual claiming to own an art gallery in Manchester,UK who was always out of town and needed someone to ship goods for him.All communications with him were via e-mail.As it turns out, the first assignment he sent me was to deposit 2 money orders that I received via USPS in my bank account,wait for the funds to clear and wire most of it to the Phillipines to some art store he was doing business with.I was to keep a portion of the money for myself myself for the effort.The following day I deposited the money orders,withdrew the money and proceeded to wire it via Western Union to the address given to me.After wiring the money that evening,the light bulb finally came on in my head that something was fishy about this whole transaction,so I did some research on the internet(which I know now I should have done before wiring or accepting the money orders) a whole host of money order scams.Panicking,I called Western Union to cancel the wire and fortunately they were able to stop the wire.The nice lady at Western Union told me that this was undoubtedly a scam and the money orders were fake.She explained how I was lucky to have called when I did otherwise I would have lost the money for good if it was picked up.The problem I’m having now is that according to my bank the money orders were in fact honored,and the bank was paid so this was probably a money laundering scheme rather than fake money orders.I have already reported this incident,but have not received a reply yet.Should I return the money to the scammers,or wait for the authorities to instruct me?The scammers have my name and address,so I’m afraid of possible retaliation since I didn’t send their money as instructed($1,510), although I haven’t heard from them for a couple of weeks since the wiring incident.My gut feeling is to try to send the money back,but I’m not sure if I should wait for word from the authorities first.More than likely I have dirty money in my account.Also,I received the money orders from Florida,so this appears to be a crime ring of some kind involving people in Florida and the Philippines.Maybe this was a test run for future operations involving larger sums of money.Anyway,any advice is appreciated,thank you.
    It’s been 2 weeks now since I deposited the money orders.I told my bank about the incident,but they said as recently as yesterday that the money orders were paid so I’m thinking the issue may not be fraudulent money orders but some sort of money laundering scheme.I had excess funds in my account,so even if the money orders bounced I would have had enough to cover.I’m just pondering what I should do with the “dirty’ money that I received from these people.Its probably stolen money that they wanted me to wire so that it wouldn’t leave a trail.

  42. Ty May 29, 2014 at 4:12 am Reply

    I keep getting all these e-mails or spam offering to make me money for filling out surveys that ask me to buy something (marketing). Isn’t it illegal to mislead people by promising them a job only to ask them for a credit card number for a purchase?

  43. Patricia May 29, 2014 at 5:57 am Reply

    With the rise of the internet that has been a rise in internet scams. Sites like Craig’s List and other sites offer payday loans and other services to people across the globe. My question is, if a person receives what they think is a legitimate service (check, payday loan, cash advance, etc..) through a service over the internet and cash the check or receive the service and it turns out to be a fraudulent check who is held accountable. I am sure the receiver would be financially responsible to an extent, but are they criminally responsible? For instance if a person got a payday loan on the internet or through some service and cashed it, and received money and later the check was found to be a fake would the person who cashed it be guilty of uttering and publishing, or are they a victim too? I have always wondered about this. Another scenario that I can think of that is on this basis is if a person is working for a person or business and the business owner provided the employee with a fraudulent check who is the guilty party? Basically, if an unsupecting person is given compensation for work done or for a loan of some sort by a shady person, is the person who cashed the check guilty of fraud or whatever crime it would be?

  44. Patsy May 29, 2014 at 6:40 am Reply

    Is this an internet scam?
    so im trying to sell a bike and a guy from singapore wants to buy it. he has a legit profile on the forum site he contacted me thru. he says he can do COD at a location in the usa, then a company will ship it from there to him. does this seem like a scam? he even gave me phone number. i might just be paranoid though haha.
    .

    the site is a really legit site ive used before, like craigslist but for mountainbikes. and hes not using the weird words like “items” or “product” weve had something of a conversation. the thing that bothers me is that he would so willingly do COD when he could easily get ripped off (which i wouldnt do cuz im not a *****)
    ands its not like he could easily get one for the same price locally, im selling the bike for 2400, and retail is twice that.

  45. Dorothy May 30, 2014 at 4:12 pm Reply

    Please…I don’t want any data entry scams, mlms, ppc ad campaign stuff, etc. I just want something I can really do to make some extra money online without investing any money or very little money up front. Does anything like this really exist?

  46. Virgil May 31, 2014 at 5:47 am Reply

    Link:
    http://www.bethsmoney.com/2/index.php?t202id=33703&t202kw=yahoo-3#posts

    I’ve been so down on my luck lately with money I’m actually considering trying this out. Apparently it only costs for the shipping and handling of the instruction booklet. Anyone ever try this, or heard of it, and what are the things I should look out for in an internet scam?

  47. Marlyn May 31, 2014 at 5:47 am Reply

    I paid $64 something to a crap website called FreeTV.com. It doesn’t work(like all of their so-called stations are always “down”) and I wouldn’t even want if it did work ’cause the stations are crap anyway. They say on the page where you put your payment trough that they have a “Seven day money back garauntee”.(Ofcourse when you go into terms and conditions(the fine print they think nobody reads) it says it keeps $10 so really you don’t even get all of your money back). Anyhow, there’s no way to select the “Money-back garauntee”, there’s no customer service number or e-mail of fax or anything, there’s one of those areas where you can leave a so-called “ticket” that they’re supposed to leave a response, but when you submit the ticket it doesn’t say “your message has been sent” or anything, and they never did answer my ticket where I asked for my money back. It’s been eight days now and they better give me money $ back ’cause I contacted them the only way I could, more than once, within the seven days. HOW CAN I GET THESE SNAKES TO GET ME MY MONEY BACK? They deserve to lose their business. NO ONE BUY FROM FREETV.COM!

  48. Mohamed May 31, 2014 at 5:47 am Reply

    my minor child saw an ad on internet for a giveaway. “a free IBM notebook”. she responded answerng servey and clicking away. in the meatime she orders/purchses close to $300. worth of goods and services, using my debit card information. and at the end there was no “free notbook”. i have the cancelled the card since. please tell me how i can cancel these accounts and get my money refunded as i have no need or use for these items thanks

  49. Jeffrey May 31, 2014 at 5:47 am Reply

    Have you ever seen those internet websites in which “you could win easy money” by just doing a survey or something like that.. are they a scam or do u really get money out of them because i need that extra cash but im not sure whether to sign up or not…

  50. Myrl June 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm Reply

    i got this email from some place called “Google Money Tree” i accidentally clicked on that linked. am i on trouble?

  51. Normand June 12, 2014 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Anyone else been looking for easy employment from home only to recieve a part time job offer to process payments for ‘?’ From the United Kingdom? I recieved one and replied with name and address, 2 weeks later I start getting phone calls and I recieved 2 money orders in amount of $940.00 each. I was told to take 10% and the wiring fees and wire the rest. Right after recieving them I started wondering what the heck this was about, It was then I found the SCAM Site with all the Nigerian Scam Letters etc. etc. I took the money orders and immediatly had them returned to sender. Now 2 weeks later I am recieving threatning phone calls, (they think I took their money) I also contacted all the necessary authorities online…even emailed FBI…Guess whAt….noone even wrote me back… Nice !

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