2012 Online Scams


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Gene E. Bloch

I know what I am doing. It's for home user dummies like you that can't piss
in a boot straight.
I think you might have misinterpreted KCB's remark.

Actually, I'm sure you did.
 
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Big Steel

I think you might have misinterpreted KCB's remark.

Actually, I'm sure you did.

Then he should have stated something like "you can't prevent people from
being stupid." You can inform people with information and that makes
them more educated about situations, which needs to happen more often.
 
K

KCB

Big Steel said:
I know what I am doing. It's for home user dummies like you that can't
piss in a boot straight.
I wasn't implying that YOU were stupid. I was trying to say that no matter
how much you may warn people, there will always be some dumbass, stupid
enough to click on some link or fill out some fake form. I know exactly
where you're coming from.
 
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Big Steel

I wasn't implying that YOU were stupid. I was trying to say that no
matter how much you may warn people, there will always be some dumbass,
stupid enough to click on some link or fill out some fake form. I know
exactly where you're coming from.
The more information that is put out there, it will stop that one person
in doing that point and click and think about it.
 
S

SC Tom

Big Steel said:
I see that the age group listed is 18-25. That's not surprising, since it seems that most "kids" in that group feel the
world owes them. . . for everything! A place to live, unlimited credit cards that they don't have to pay off, a new car,
etc., etc. Why wouldn't someone be sending them sweepstakes winning? Never mind that they didn't enter one.
And that poor banker in Nigeria who can't get those millions out of the country. . . Who wouldn't want to help him out
for a slice of the pie?

And then when they fall for it and their credit is ruined and/or bank account drained, they're the first to cry, "It's
not my fault! Nobody ever warned me this could happen!" Never mind that it's been on the news forever now. At least
once a week there's a story on the local or national news about scams, and how to not fall prey. As Ron White called his
show, you can't fix stupid.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Then he should have stated something like "you can't prevent people from
being stupid." You can inform people with information and that makes them
more educated about situations, which needs to happen more often.
Well, I had no trouble understanding it as I read it.
 
S

Stan Brown

I think you might have misinterpreted KCB's remark.

Actually, I'm sure you did.
But his reaction does kind of prove the "can't prevent stupid"
comment.

The original article *was* stupid, IMHO. Just posting URLs, with no
indication of their content, and expecting people to click on them?
 
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Big Steel

But his reaction does kind of prove the "can't prevent stupid"
comment.

The original article *was* stupid, IMHO. Just posting URLs, with no
indication of their content, and expecting people to click on them?


How can you recognize the signs of an online scam?
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If you're anything like us, you'd have spent a large portion of the
holiday season sitting at your PC trying to hunt down a bargain online,
avoiding those long queues of buyers in store. PC ToolsThere's no doubt
that the internet is a great source for special offers, but how are you
meant to know if these are legitimate or something designed to exploit you?

Unfortunately, for every great deal you find online there's a host of
fake offers out there that are designed to take your money or identity
and provide nothing in return. We call these dishonest activities… scams.


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Who's at risk?

Who's at risk?A recent study by PC Tools in collaboration with the
Ponemon Institute found that those aged 18-25 were most at risk of being
a scam victim.

Women in the US are also considered to be more at risk than men.
Interestingly, people thought that they were as susceptible to an online
scam as their friends were, which was in contrast to respondents from
the UK and Australia.

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What should you look out for?

One third of respondents said they were likely to provide personal2012
Scam Alert or financial information in the following situations, all of
which are common scam devices.

· Online prizes or giveaways
· Free anti-virus (scareware/rogueware)
· Get rich quick schemes
· Online shopping registration
· Online donations (fake charities etc)

PC Tools Online Security Expert, Grant Dawson talks about some of the
online scams that you should be wary of.

Watch the video now




What can you do?

The general rule that applies to scams is that if something appears too
good to be true, it probably is! Be sure to question any opportunity
What can you do? that rewards you for no apparent reason, as scammers
prey on people making impulse decisions like they would with a
legitimate online offer.

Whilst normal internet security products will maintain protection
against viruses and malicious files, scams are designed to trick you
into willingly handing over your personal information.
PC Tools Internet Security is built with a feature called “Scam Alerts”,
which will ask you to think twice before sharing your personal and
financial information online.
 
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Satanic Mechanic ©

How can you recognize the signs of an online scam?
PC Tools
View Online
Protection | Performance | My Account
Newsletter - February 2012

<http://www.pctools.com/news/view/id...m_medium=email&utm_campaign=cm-x-news-1202-us>

<http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8...m_medium=email&utm_campaign=cm-x-news-1202-us>



If you're anything like us, you'd have spent a large portion of the
holiday season sitting at your PC trying to hunt down a bargain online,
avoiding those long queues of buyers in store. PC ToolsThere's no doubt
that the internet is a great source for special offers, but how are you
meant to know if these are legitimate or something designed to exploit you?

Unfortunately, for every great deal you find online there's a host of
fake offers out there that are designed to take your money or identity
and provide nothing in return. We call these dishonest activities… scams.


IS 15% off offer


Who's at risk?

Who's at risk?A recent study by PC Tools in collaboration with the
Ponemon Institute found that those aged 18-25 were most at risk of being
a scam victim.

Women in the US are also considered to be more at risk than men.
Interestingly, people thought that they were as susceptible to an online
scam as their friends were, which was in contrast to respondents from
the UK and Australia.

Read more




What should you look out for?

One third of respondents said they were likely to provide personal2012
Scam Alert or financial information in the following situations, all of
which are common scam devices.

· Online prizes or giveaways
· Free anti-virus (scareware/rogueware)
· Get rich quick schemes
· Online shopping registration
· Online donations (fake charities etc)

PC Tools Online Security Expert, Grant Dawson talks about some of the
online scams that you should be wary of.

Watch the video now




What can you do?

The general rule that applies to scams is that if something appears too
good to be true, it probably is! Be sure to question any opportunity
What can you do? that rewards you for no apparent reason, as scammers
prey on people making impulse decisions like they would with a
legitimate online offer.

Whilst normal internet security products will maintain protection
against viruses and malicious files, scams are designed to trick you
into willingly handing over your personal information.
PC Tools Internet Security is built with a feature called “Scam Alerts”,
which will ask you to think twice before sharing your personal and
financial information online.
blah blah blah. your diatribe almost put me to sleep and that was
after the third word.
 
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Allen Drake

I see that the age group listed is 18-25. That's not surprising, since it seems that most "kids" in that group feel the
world owes them. . . for everything! A place to live, unlimited credit cards that they don't have to pay off, a new car,
etc., etc. Why wouldn't someone be sending them sweepstakes winning? Never mind that they didn't enter one.
And that poor banker in Nigeria who can't get those millions out of the country. . . Who wouldn't want to help him out
for a slice of the pie?
So you are saying I won't be getting that deposit in my bank account ?
Darn................
 
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Gene E. Bloch

But his reaction does kind of prove the "can't prevent stupid"
comment.
Hah! I didn't think of that :)
The original article *was* stupid, IMHO. Just posting URLs, with no
indication of their content, and expecting people to click on them?
I did, thus presenting another proof of that comment :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

So you are saying I won't be getting that deposit in my bank account ?
Darn................
No, that's not true. Please send me a check for $2467 so that I can pay
for the export license, and the check will be on the way in a day or
two.
 
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Big Steel

On 2/24/2012 2:20 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

<snipped>

<yawn>

The post had the desired affect regardless of the yap on the
lip-service, which is to inform people about possible scams. They seem
to be talking about it. That's all that counts. The rest is much to do
about nothing.
 
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Big Steel

On 2/24/2012 12:04 PM, Satanic Mechanic © wrote:

<snipped>
<JYI>

None of your funky lip-service will ever be read by me.
 
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Allen Drake

No, that's not true. Please send me a check for $2467 so that I can pay
for the export license, and the check will be on the way in a day or
two.

Ok, but this is the last time Buanna.
 
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KCB

Big Steel said:
On 2/24/2012 2:20 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

<snipped>

<yawn>

The post had the desired affect regardless of the yap on the lip-service,
which is to inform people about possible scams. They seem to be talking
about it. That's all that counts. The rest is much to do about nothing.
It's "Much Ado About Nothing". On a side note, I can't believe you've never
heard the phrase, "You can't prevent stupid."
 

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