We sent Internet scammers billion last year, and our gullibility shows no signs of abating." data-reactid="25"No, not one person—a lot of people. We sent Internet scammers billion last year, and our gullibility shows no signs of abating.And millions of people get scammed that way every year.)" data-reactid="81"If you do click the link, though, you go a fake version of the bank’s Web site.john_baker625: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.Not a nibble, even after I dropped the price and made some improvements. “And get this: The buyer doesn’t need an inspection, she’s paying cash, and she wants to close at the end of this week! You’re encouraged to click the link to fix the problem—“or else your account will be suspended! When you then “log in,” you’re actually providing your name and password to the slimy Eastern European teenagers who are fishing for your login information, so they can steal your identity and make your life miserable.Then one day, my realtor called with some astonishing news. (This scam is called phishing because they’re “fishing” for your information.They get you off of the dating site quickly and onto yahoo or another free e-mail exchange and exchange phone numbers to call & text.
They’re filled with misspellings, typos, and the wording of a non-native English speaker. Same thing as phishing, except that it arrives by text message (SMS) instead of email. The work-at-home scam is when you get an email offering you an amazing work-at-home job.
If it purports to be from Yahoo, it probably includes a graphic of the outdated logo: Or here’s a slick trick: If you point your cursor at the “click here” link without clicking, the pop-up bubble shows you what website will actually open, as you can see here. When you call the number to take care of the “account problem,” you get an automated voicemail system that prompts you for your account information.“Things got out of control on my trip to London,” says an email from one of your friends. You just won an overseas sweepstakes—one that you never even entered! And get this—once you supply your mailing address, you actually do get a check for a huge amount of money! The only one who made money from this “sweepstakes” is the scammer." data-reactid="131"Only one problem, which you can probably see coming down Sixth Avenue: Their check was bogus. The only one who made money from this “sweepstakes” is the scammer. Maybe it’s stuffing envelopes, processing insurance claims, or processing credit-card transactions.
“I was mugged, and all my belongings including cell phone and credit card were all stolen at gunpoint. They tell you to deposit it, but in the meantime, send them a check for a couple hundred bucks to cover processing fees and taxes. All you need to do is buy something up front: processing equipment, or a Web site, or access to a list of some type. You’re on the Web, when a pop-up message appears, claiming that your computer might be infected by a virus.
’”" data-reactid="23"Her lawyer was deeply apologetic. And so, for your own entertainment and education, here they are: The 11 hottest Internet scams that we’re still falling for. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.”you to have it! Paul Agabi get those millions out of the country, using your bank account as a parking spot, he’ll share the dough with you." data-reactid="38"Amazingly enough, rich dead guy left behind millions of dollars—and your correspondent wants you to have it! Paul Agabi get those millions out of the country, using your bank account as a parking spot, he’ll share the dough with you. It’s only a couple hundred bucks, so you send it." data-reactid="47"But then a funny thing happens: Mr. You will be asked to send more, more, more money until you come to your senses and realize you’re being bilked. You’re on a dating site, and you find The One: She’s gorgeous, she’s witty, and she’s really into you. She’s a stock photo and a con artist who’s been playing you—probably a male.
I showed up at the closing—but the buyer herself was absent.promised that I’d have the money by today! Here’s a shocker: Not everything you read on the Internet is true. On the 21st of April, my client, his wife and their only child were involved in a car accident. Maybe you make an offer on a house in some money to him, to cover bribes to officials. Though it has expanded beyond the country of Nigeria, it is still called the “Nigerian” or “419″ scam (named for the section of the Nigerian penal code it violates)." data-reactid="50"You will never get any money. She doesn’t show up, because she’s not a real person.
They have been known to use voice altering devices to change gender and to not have an accent.