Internet scams

Cyber scams Book
Nigeria letter
Cyber Nations
Online Degrees
Web browsers
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Hi and welcome to my web site on some of the best scams you will find on the Internet.

This web site will cover ebay scams, paypal scams, Nigerian letter scams, cyber nations and lots of others.

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Well, this site has been hit with another scam - the 'Google adwords blackmail' scam.  Google adwords were being displayed before scammers started doing click fraud on my account and consequently getting the account suspended - big NO thanks to Google who offered no help (the scammers told me they wouldn't help) and simply shut the account down without any discussion.
After this happened I had a good look at Google adwords and I now believe that adwords is a scam in itself - I will be doing a full review of the system and putting it up on this site (stay tuned as I have discovered some amazing facts and statistics).

Scams are nothing new, they have been perpetrated throughout time and now with the world getting smaller criminals are reaching out to potential victims worldwide at the speed of light.

Why do scammers do it?
To get rich; or in some poor countries (Nigeria) in order to make a living.  The 'Nigerian letter scam' is the countries 3rd largest export.

Anyone with a brain could see it's a scam, only dumb people get caught!
I personally have a Diploma in Software Engineering and a I.T Degree from QUT (Queensland University of Technology) so I'm no dummy; yet I was caught out by an ebay scam (I explain more in the 'ebay' section) AND a phishing email that managed to get my betting account details (and this was done while I was writing my Cyberscams book!!).

Why are the scammers contacting me?  Am I that special?
You're special to your family and friends but not to a scammer.
Scammers use any means necessary to contact as many people as possible; on the Internet this includes having programs that get your email address and then send you the bait email.  They contact over a million people a day in the hope that 1 or 2 will be sucked in.
If you really were special to them the email wouldn't start 'Dear friend ...', it would start with your name.

What is the best way to protect myself against scams?  Knowledge.
Don't hide under your bed and pull your Internet connection out of the wall, there is too much fun to be had on the Internet!
Learning about these scams is the best defence; scams don't work unless you give them your personal details, if you don't give that information out then they can't sting you. 

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Links to the best known scams

Phishing (This is how 90% of scams start)

Scams on ebay

The Nigerian letter Scam (also known as 419 scam in the US)

Cyber Nations

Ponzi Schemes

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