Windows Talk: Top 5 Types of Online Scams that Everyone Should Know

top 5 types of online scams

By Alan Tay for Windows Talk

With the growing numbers of internet users today, online scams have become more and more popular among internet attackers to earn some income. It does not have to be technical such as infecting the victim with Trojan or tricking them with phishing website. It can be as simple as just a piece of email and here are 5 types of Online Scams that everyone should know.

1. You Won a Lottery! Come on. I get this type of email every day and my usual question to this email is, since when did I buy a lottery? Am I really so lucky where I was picked among zillions of people? I tried to go through part of the process and they plan to cheat me out of my money by asking me to send them $150 bucks to deliver my prize. Isn’t that ridiculous? I am already winning millions of dollars and they still want to bother me about $150?

2. I have millions of dollars and looking for a partner like you to start a business. Yeah right. I don’t know how you managed to find me, but I am very sure you got the wrong guy. Heloo ~ I’m just a software engineer here and I don’t know how to turn your millions of dollars into zillions!

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This excerpt is shared with permission from Windows Talk.

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