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10 email scams to watch out for

(Debra Littlejohn Shinder, TechRepublic) If it seems like you’re getting hit with more email scams than ever, you’re right. Email scams have been with us since the Internet went commercial back in the early 1990s. But scammers have gotten more sophisticated, and some of the more recent email scams are harder to detect — unless you know what you’re looking for.

Let’s look at some of the email scams that are currently going around the Internet and how you (and your users) can recognize them and keep from being victimized by them:
  1. Fake Facebook “friend” messages
  2. Fake admin messages
  3. Fear-mongering messages
  4. Account cancellation scams
  5. Bogus holiday cards
  6. Phantom packages
  7. Threats from the government
  8. Census survey says…
  9. In Microsoft (or Apple or Dell or HP) we trust
  10. You’re a winner! [...]
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