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Tricks and Scams

There are lots of tricks that bad guys use. I won't get into the reasons why people go to these lengths to trick innocent people (though money and rationalization are the short answers). More importantly, you need to be aware of the common scams so you don't fall for them like that lady in Oregon who lost $400,000 in a Nigerian scam!

Click the highlighted titles below to research each of these major scam varieties.

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The “fake alerts” can be avoided if you’re the administrator on your computer. Give everyone else limited accounts, and set a password for the admin account. It’s also recommended by many security people that you yourself don’t use the admin account (or root if you’re a Linux user).

    Good point Alfred. Note that the titles are links to far more in-depth articles, but I forgot to mention that anyway so thanks for the reminder!

IDENTITY THEFT
How to Steal Identities - Why It's So Easy
Credit Freeze
Data Defense
Credit Monitoring
Id Theft Insurance
The Identity Theft Victim's Mini-Guide to Recovery
PRIVACY
The Geek Privacy Principle
Nothing to Hide
Data Abuse
RFID - Radio Frequency IDentification
Privacy Alias/Persona
Data Defense
INTERNET SAFETY
Online Addiction
The Consequences of Posting Online
Photo Safety
Tricks and Scams
Account Hijacking
Trusting Companies
PASSWORDS
Bad Passwords
Password Tips and Tricks
Password Protection
Password Mugging
Computer Security
E-mail Safety
Kids and Computers
Shopping Online
Retailers
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