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How to spot an online scam


A light blue backdrop has an arrangement of personal items such as laptops, cell phones, money, and passports. Title, How to spot an online purchase scam.

Text, Internet fraud is a growing problem. A hand reaches out and takes a social security card. Text, Here's what to know about online purchase scams

Online purchase scams trick you into paying for a product. A hand holds a shipping box. Another hand puts down some money and turns their palm up. The original hands take the money and the shipping box. Text, Then the seller never delivers it.

Warning signs include too-good-to-be-true prices and limited contact info.

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How to avoid online scams

These days, internet scams come in many different forms. Here, we’ll show you how to protect yourself from fraud by recognizing and avoiding online scams.

Tags: Asset protection, Fraud protection, Scams, Security, Cybersecurity
Published: June 17, 2020

Online scams can be hard to spot. One of the best ways to protect your financial and personal information is by staying informed – here’s what you need to know.


1. Too-good-to-be-true prices: If a product’s price is too-good-to-be-true, it probably is. Avoid purchasing things with wildly low prices, especially if it’s from a retailer you’ve never heard of.


2. Limited contact info: If you can’t easily find a business’s address, phone number or customer service contact information on the website, it might be a scam. Legitimate businesses will make it easy to contact customer service and learn more about the company.


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