How To Stay Safe Online

A full list of tech scams and tips on how to stay safe online, as criminals use various software, viruses and online auctions to get your money. It’s all about data protection, online security, and other tips for staying safe online. This is an educational category with over 60 articles.

As there are constant data breaches, hijacking and all kinds of Internet fraud, rest assured that the materials below will help you with the best prevention measures on how to protect yourself.

 

List of Over 500 Tips on How to Stay Safe Online:

Enjoy the category below with over 60 articles, featuring 500+ tips on how to stay safe online. Feel free to educate yourself and share with others.

 

URL Shortener Scam

URL Shortener Scam: How It Works While there are no shortages of work-at-home websites online, all promising an endless array of simple work and the guarantee of making “$1000 per day working part-time from home!” We all know that there is no such thing as getting something for nothing, and anyone earning $1,000 per day … URL Shortener Scam Read More »

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E-mail Address Removal

How the scam works: If you receive an e-mail with a message similar to the one below, claiming to be from your e-mail address provider, ignore it and delete it right away: “Due to congestion in all Hotmail (or Yahoo, or Gmail) users, we will be shutting down all unused accounts. You will have to confirm … E-mail Address Removal Read More »

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Escrow Service

How the scam works: This is similar to the Online Purchase Arbitrator Scam in the Auto category and is very common on websites like eBay or Craigslist. Say you just won an online auction for a video camera. It isn’t cheap, so you’re being extremely cautious and researching the owner. To prove he’s serious and reliable, the … Escrow Service Read More »

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Item Pick-Up

Posting a laptop for sale on eBay, Craigslist, or Kijiji, you sell it to the highest bidder. You two get in contact and he is fine with a traditional transaction, through PayPal. He informs you his friend will meet you to pick up the laptop, as he is unavailable. You are waiting for his friend, while … Item Pick-Up Read More »

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MMORPG Login

How the scam works: MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. It is a great site where you can find all kinds of games where players interact worldwide on the Internet. In other words, it’s a virtual world. The games are amazing and addictive and people spend nights and days building their “world”, by … MMORPG Login Read More »

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MMORPG New Player

How the scam works: The scam comes from experienced players targeting new ones, due to the greed of continuously improving their game. If you are a new player, you might be approached by another player, to trade items. Excited to interact with better players, you will probably agree to it. After agreeing, the trade window pops … MMORPG New Player Read More »

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MoneyPak Payments Scam

  Top 6 MoneyPak Card Scams: How They Work A MoneyPak card is sold in stores, reloadable, and used to make same-day payments or add money to prepaid cards or PayPal accounts. Great, convenient tools made by Green Dot. However, they are also known as the “14-digit green dot card for inmates”. They MoneyPak cards … MoneyPak Payments Scam Read More »

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Oceanographer/Marine Engineer Scam

How the scam works: If you are selling or buying items on Craigslist or Kijiji, you might be approached by a potential buyer/seller who says he is interested in closing the deal but works as an oceanographer or marine engineer, and is at sea at the moment. This is why, he says, he can’t have a phone conversation, but … Oceanographer/Marine Engineer Scam Read More »

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Online Casino Scams

Online Casinos: How The Scams Work Are you a gambler? There are many reputable online casinos out there, but many are fraudulent. The scams occur every payout time and sometimes during the actual games, with the dealer pulling a fraudulent move (see in the video below). When it comes to the payout time scams, reports … Online Casino Scams Read More »

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Fix Online Reputation Management Companies

Fix Online Reputation Scam: How It Works Online reputation is critical these days, especially if you have your name mentioned in a questionable blog post. However, be very careful. One of the biggest scams around is the Online Reputation Management scam, questionable companies taking advantage of businesses and individuals. In this article, you'll learn … Fix Online Reputation Management Companies Read More »

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SEO & Website Promotion Scam

How Criminals Trick You When They Promise To Do Your SEO Let's say you have a website, a blog, app, or a small business that needs some exposure online. You've heard about all these SEO tactics, secrets to push your website and products to the top of the search engine, and so on. SEO or Search … SEO & Website Promotion Scam Read More »

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Software Sold Online

How the scam works: If you are buying software or programs from sellers other than the official distributors, chances are you will get either: a virus, key-logger (software which records whatever you are typing on your keyboard), a fake version, or even an auto-calling software. The latter is extremely dangerous if you have your computer … Software Sold Online Read More »

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Sports Arbitrage Betting

Sports Arbitrage Betting Fraud: How It Works The sports arbitrage betting is the new online toy that adrenaline rush lovers and risk takers are playing with these days. However, if you're looking for the best bookmakers for arbitrage as well, be aware of the latest scam, exposed below. Just keep in mind that the … Sports Arbitrage Betting Read More »

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WoW Account Closing

How the scam works: The scam is from experienced players targeting new ones, due to the greed of continuously improving their game. If you are a new player, you might be approached by another one, to trade items. Excited to interact with better players, you will probably do that. After agreeing, the trade window pops … WoW Account Closing Read More »

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Download Manuals or Keys

How the scam works: You own a piece of electronics, a car, or some sort of machine – and one day you need to check its manual, which you don’t have. After searching the Internet, you finally come across an online service that will allow you to download the manual, for $2.99. Happy, you give your credit … Download Manuals or Keys Read More »

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Tempted By Exclusive Items For Sale Online? Here Is A New Scam

How the scam works: You've become a junkie for Craigslist, Kijiji and eBay and are always bidding on three different things at a time. Always looking for a great deal, you notice a new service which offers “exclusive items” to certain users. You're told that if you want to have a first look at any … Tempted By Exclusive Items For Sale Online? Here Is A New Scam Read More »

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