Detailed description of how to avoid becoming a victim of Internet fraud. Included are a general tips and tips regarding specific types of fraud including: advance fee loans, business opportunities, charity scams, credit card loss protection, general merchandise sales, Internet access services, job placement service scams, Nigerian money offers, prizes and sweepstakes, scholarship scams, work-at-home scams, bogus credit card offers, buyers clubs, computer equipment and software, credit repair, information and entertainment services, investment scams, magazine sales, online auctions, pyramids and multilevel marketing, and travel fraud. Some of the tips describe marketing practices that are illegal and list steps consumers should take if they have become a victim of fraud.
How can I determine if an email or Internet advertisement is legitimate?
How can I avoid becoming a victim of Internet fraud?
How can I determine whether a credit card offer, loan offer, Internet service offer, job placement service, prize or sweepstakes offer, scholarship search service, charity, business or investment opportunity, magazine offer, travel offer is legitimate?
Should I use a credit card to make purchases on the Internet?