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iYogi Scam Alerts

iYogi constantly endeavors to make people aware of online scams, which are mushrooming at an alarming rate. For the same we have started the ”iYogi Scam Alerts” series that provides complete information on various scams and frauds. ”iYogi Scam Alerts” series can help you to gain in-depth understanding about scams that are meant to cheat you of your hard earned money in various ways. In this series we have also discussed preventive measures that can help one combat the authors of these malicious tactics. By going through the “iYogi Scam Alerts” series and reading about our latest reports on scams, you can get to know about notorious scams, like online dating scams, fake antivirus scams, and many more. Of all these scams, perhaps the best-known is the Nigerian 419 scam. Reams have been written about the people who end up being swindled by these fraudsters. The people who run these scams trick innocent people by offering fake deals. And since they are Internet savvy, they do not leave any trace of their activity. Many of them even function without an IP address, so the question of tracking them down does not arise. These people are professionals who have refined the science of Internet scamming to a fine art.

“iYogi Scam Alerts series is a one-stop shop where you can learn about these kinds of scams and gain insight into ways that help you stay protected. Since these scamsters keep devising ever new ways to fleece gullible Internet users, the need for something like iYogi Scam Alerts series is a step in the right direction. We advise you to take precautions when you surf the web as you could easily fall a victim to online scams. You just have to follow some basic rules when you surf the net. For instance, while surfing, if you get an e-mail that is soliciting your help in removing a vast sum of money from a foreign country, or something which says you have won millions in the lottery, it should automatically raise red flags. Most people lose their common sense when faced by such a mail. They happily give away their personal information (e-mail, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, etc.) and end up whining after they have been scammed. Go to any Internet site where people post such hard luck tales, and you will find these stories are legion.

It’s perfectly normal to dream of becoming rich. But, if you wish that you should win a fortune, just by being a distant relative of a rich man… well, you need to watch what you wish for! Imagine that this wild wish of yours comes true; you receive an e-mail stating that there was indeed a distant relative, unknown to you, who passed away recently leaving you fortune that you…

Recognize It. Report It. Stop It.
Believe it or not, there is no hard and fast rule to protect oneself against rampant online scams. The risk of becoming a scam victim is not related to your age, race, income or geographic location. Scammers are professional criminals and they don’t care about any of that — they just want your money and credentials to commit more crimes. As the cliché goes,…

If you are enterprise owner, you better watch out for this online scam! A new type of malware is prowling over the Internet aiming to dupe employees. Working more smartly than its predecessors, Dyre Wolf combines the evils of phishing, malware and fake phone calls; it has so far stolen over $1 million from large and medium-sized U.S. companies. Once installed, this hard-to-crack malware can be dreadful for your money.…

Being big-hearted is good; but paying for your big-heartedness is definitely not. The latest gimmick, which online fraudsters are implying to fleece your hard-earned money, is to cash on your generosity. Scammers can approach you anywhere, including at your doorstep via e-mails and text messages. They play with your emotions by pretending to be from charity organizations that raise money to help children who are ill or victims of a…

Are you investing heavily in your Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising model, but not getting good returns? Are you fretting over not being able to find the right solution? Hang on! You might be a victim of ‘Click Fraud’. The latest modus operandi, which cyber crooks are implying to waste your marketing campaigns is re-directing your profit avenues to their own accounts. Yes, it’s happening everywhere and this could be…

Cheer. Support. Enjoy…March Madness has completely taken over basketball lovers. To be a spectator at your favorite team’s upcoming match, you need tickets. Are you planning to buy them online? Well, do remember to be safe! Preying cyber crooks are scouring the internet to con unwary ticket buyers and fleece money from them. They are masquerading as brokers or legitimate sellers and selling bogus match tickets. Beware of the fraudsters…

Cheer. Support. Enjoy…March Madness has completely taken over basketball lovers. To be a spectator at your favorite team’s upcoming match, you need tickets. Are you planning to buy them online? Well, do remember to be safe! Preying cyber crooks are scouring the internet to con unwary ticket buyers and fleece money from them. They are masquerading as brokers or legitimate sellers and selling bogus match tickets. Beware of the fraudsters…

Technology has simplified our lives in several ways; take for example the online bill payment channels. While they have brought convenience of paying our utility bills and online purchases right into our living rooms, they have also opened doors for scam artists to invade.  If you have an iTunes account and use Apple Pay to pay your bills, you would vouch for the easy payment facilities that it offers. However,…

Online bill payment has simplified our lives by offering us options that are convenient, easy to use, and instant too. No matter where you’re, you can just log on to the Internet to pay your bills –no more standing for hours in long queues  and no more hassles of traveling to different locations just to pay the bill. A few taps on your device – smartphone, laptop, tablet – and…

This Valentine’s Day, lonely hearts with fat wallets are in the focus of scam artists. Fraudsters are active in setting up fake profiles on legitimate dating, social networking websites and in chat rooms to fleece money from you. These con artists often go to great lengths to gain your trust to let your guard down by investing significant time and building a relationship with you.  Once your defences are lowered,…

 

 

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