How to Spot a Fake Internet Account
by Hal Hoykus from Tips4pc.com
Learn how to identify fake internet accounts and avoid falling victim to of the related scams.
There’s a good thing and a bad thing about the Internet and it’s one in the same: anonymity. While you can chat with people online about your favorite team or TV show without them knowing your name is nice, purchasing a DVD or team pennant from these same unknown chatters could lead to trouble. Some people create fake Internet accounts just to lead a double life more exciting than their real one but others are more sinister and want to swindle you out of money or crucial information. Internet scams are almost endless from a grandson stuck in a Turkish prison to a Nigerian prince wanting to ‘borrow’ your bank account number to give you a few million dollars. Make sure you follow the steps to identify fake Internet accounts so you don’t become a victim of the web.
The Dangers Of Fake Internet Accounts
Depending on the type of fake Internet account a person falls prey to, the consequences can be horrifying. Divulging information to an anonymous source could result in embarrassment, harassment, losing money and even worse in some situations. Some people might be hesitant to ask dozens of questions of somebody they met online for fear of losing their trust but it’s well worth the alternative. Likewise, if an online business you’re purchasing from is truly legitimate, they’ll have no problem answering any safety concerns you may have.
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This excerpt appears with permission from Tips4PC.com.