While there are many ways you can be duped online, you can arm yourself by learning to recognize the most common scams.
Keep your guard up, and always keep an eye out for anything that looks suspicious.
In that con, businessmen were contacted by an individual allegedly trying to smuggle someone connected to a wealthy family out of a prison in Spain.
In exchange for assistance, the scammer promised to share money with the victim in exchange for a small amount of money to bribe prison guards.
Because it was born out of hacking techniques, “fishing” is stylistically spelled "phishing" by hackers.
This phishing con, like all cons, depends on people believing the legitimacy of their emails and web pages.
The scam has been used with fax and traditional mail, and is now prevalent in online communications like emails.
The number "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, the charges and penalties for offenders.
While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.
Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.