Online scam! Might be worse than you think! Is a Scam? is presenting this article for educating the visitors about online scams and also it will help them in deciding whether they should trust or not? visitors’ may not become a victim of online scams after reading this post. Let’s check all the online scams that are currently around.

Online scam! Might be worse than you think! Is a Scam?

Shopping Scam

Remember your parents says you not to have conversation with the stranger this same thing is applied in the online-world, don’t trust any unknown site always do research whenever you shop on internet. Shopping scam is the most happened online scam. Do an investigation. If you reached a shopping site that you have never known about, search about it online. Check site social network page. Check Url. Read about us section. Check if the site has trusted option for payment or not. compare the site product prices. Shopping scam sites hide their location, contact details and real identity.

Loan Scam

  • Email, link or website that tells you to pay upfront fees is a loan scam. Promises to approve loan without credit check.
  • Loan scammers’ gives people fake hope of giving them loan at low interest rate, if you will say yes to the loan offer they will take documents from you and ask you to pay processing charges.
  • Research the loan company.
  • Personally visit to the company location.
  • Legit Loan Company will never take processing fees. Never pay for any loan before researching.

Bitcoin/Cyptocurrency Scam

If you are thinking of investing on bitcoin or any other crypto currency then, please beware of bitcoin/crypto-currency scams. This is fresh technology by which scammers’ takes people sensitive /personal data. Crypto currencies are hard to understand which gives scammers a chance to target users.

  • Social media is a most visited place for scammers so, always check whether the crypto currency or bitcoin site is available on social media or not.
  • Checks when the site domain was registered on whois, if its registration date is less then few months then, avoid it.
  • Do check other review.
  • Check site “URL” and “connection”.
  • Check owners detail page.
  • Check contact page.

Employment/Job Scam

Job/employment scammer promotes fake employment/jobs ads or website to trick visitors into forwarding their personal and financial details in return of the job offers that are not real and even not exist.

  • Scammers obtains data from trustworthy job portals then generate, email address that resembles trustworthy business and then contact people and gives them high paying job offer.
  • Scammers puts individual through an online short interview by asking them to pay some money and the individual pay huge amount and get fooled.
  • Ask to submit fees for guaranteed job.

Romance/Dating Scam

Someone connects online through dating application or social media but turn as a fraudster; this is known as romance/dating scam. The person that seems to be your perfect partner might turn out as a fraudster so, you need high-level of vigilance.

  • These scammers profess love very quickly.
  • Inform users that they are from other country.
  • Ask users for money.
  • Ask for urgent need of cash for emergency.

Gaming Scam

  • Only prefer official gaming sites.
  • Don’t react to messages coming from gaming site that directly ask you for personal, financial and sensitive data.
  • Check gamming platform details including contact details, legit gaming platform will always show their every detail that users should know.
  • Use strong-password.

Ticket Scam

Ticket scammers contact people by offering tickets online which never reach to people.

  • Verify location of the ticket sellers and also their phone number.
  • Check misspelled words.
  • If the venue and event mentioned is misspelled then, it is a false ticket.

Giveaways/Gift Card Scam

Ask the visitors to give their personal info, make a payment or ask visitors to login to a website in exchange for a gift.

Charity Scam

Charity scammers take donation from the people and never provide them receipt of it or give receipt that does not share charity details.

  • Check web location and charity name, to scam donor’s charity scammers’ genuine organization.
  • Do research online by your own.
  • For your donation record always keep update of your credit-card account.
  • Identify the charity collecting person.

Government Agency Scam

  • Legit government agency never email, text and call people.
  • Fraudster will try to contact people on the behalf of “government”.
  • Check reviews before trusting any letter or email.

Financial Scam

  • Ask visitors to pay upfront money or monthly fees.
  • Review your financial statements and account frequently so that you can find any suspicious activity or charges.
  • Check your credit reports. This will aware you of any unknown accounts that have been opened in your name.
  • Trust your instincts exit out of suspicious email.
  • Stay in contact with your financial institute for daily update and request them to take steps if they find any fishy activity.

Make Money Scam

  • Money scammer always takes payment in advance.
  • Check make money site domain name.
  • Ask for transaction through unusual transaction mode.
  • See online review for safety before paying on any earning site.
  • Check company profile to stay away from money/make money scam.

Lottery Scam

  • In this scam an unexpected notification pop up on users screen explaining them that they have won gift or prize from a competition that they have never participated. Lottery scammer takes advance fees from the people and after that they flew away.
  • If any call or email says you to respond them fastly and tells you to keep your winning or prize private then, avoid and walk away from it to stop fraud.
  • To misuse your personal details lottery scammers may also takes details from you for evidence that you are a right lottery winner.
  • If you haven’t participated in any lottery then you can’t be a winner of that lottery so be, careful.

Phishing Scam

  • Phishing is a scam in which stranger’s poses as a loyal source to steal visitors’ personal details to lure them.
  • Do not give your password and personal details to any stranger that texts, call or send you link through email even if they tells you that they are from trustworthy company.
  • Do not believe on unrealistic contact instead of this independently visit the company to know whether the contact is real or not and also check the spelling of the mail.

Investment Scam

Try to cheat individuals with short term-investment chance assuring them great returns. They tell individuals to pay cash. Ponzi scam is a part of investment scam.

Point Scheme Scam

Scammers deliver email communication to the people that notify them- they have won some points through a program and for that they have to mention financial details to confirm the amount.

Know more….

Domain for sale

Some sites domain closes and they put them for sale. You can try to figure out the reason behind putting a domain for sale.

Redirects to other site

Some of the false sites redirect users to other site so, user should be careful and check the site feedback online.


Some scam sites creates false loin pages and ask people to login for reaching the site and cheat them by taking their login details and then, misuses login details. For safety, Check reviews online.

Fake software

Fake software starts with a message informing users that there is some issue or bugs on software and for that they have to do secure download.

Site can’t be reached

Some sites show “the site can’t be reached” message, you can see website authenticity in future whenever the site will publish or update any content.

Product review

Check product reviewer background or profile. Check product launch date and its review date as most scammers post product review before the product launch date. Always ask questions and check review-online.

More online scams… how to identify and avoid any scam?

Not only above addressed online scams but, also there are fifty plus online scams that includes Nigerian scam {for government-officials that promises users to get huge reward}, service provider, insurance scheme, health scams, tax scam, bank scam, social media scam, discounted or free vacation scam, travel scam and many more scams.

No matter what, you can identity and ignore any scam how?

  • Fraudsters are those who attempt Thieve users’ money and also their personal details.
  • They can be presentable on digital platforms, phones, email or SMS
  • Gives you offers that looks too true to refuse or request to donate for some cause or friend request from a person that you don’t know.

How to avoid?

  • Beware of money asking individuals.
  • Keep your system or other devices secure with firewall, password and anti- virus.
  • Do research if you suspect a scam or too good to look true.
  • Keep password secret.
  • Only release details to people that are real.
  • Report frauds to necessary people.

Keep distance from the scammers; report them whenever you find any! Thank you.

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