Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Anatomy Of An Online Scam:

Anatomy Of An Online Scam.

Treat every new site as a scam.

Looks legit?, Right?

Order form has “cred”, Right?

"Frequently Asked Questions", Right?

"Customer reviews", Right?

Hmmm, chat’s offline?, yeah right...

Big claims, Right?


fastra1n / is fraudulent.
You will *not* jailbreak or unlock your iPhone. You will lose $24.99.
Karma doesn’t register with these people. Screw ‘em protect yourself.

The only way to ‘contact’ anyone: eMail. (fake captcha and all).

It’s best to treat any potential purchases from a business as if you’ve been scammed; attempt to contact the company; no / unanswered / invalid phone number?

Search the business online, in the case of new products, wait for a credible source before committing.

At least order by credit, you can usually be reimbursed by the card companies in the event of a scam such as this.

Search Avoiding Online Fraud.

Been scammed by an online ‘business’?

-Copy and/or screen-shoot any and all information, and file with the Better Business Bureau (USA); and the Internet Service Provider (eMail issuer) for the support [if any], or contact listings.

See also; PC Mag: Top Five Online Scams.

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