Internet Fraud

With more and more people using the Internet for everything from photo sharing to online banking, it's no wonder consumers are constantly having to learn how to cope with the (increasingly threatening) possibility of Internet fraud. In fact, statistics show that the likelihood of encountering or becoming the victim of Internet fraud is frighteningly high.

Many times, Internet fraud can be difficult to detect. Indeed, this is what makes the now infamous click fraud amongst the worst culprits. Internet fraud has also infiltrated many other avenues of online communications, including emails, bulletin boards (forums), as well as newsletters, to name just a few. And of course, if and when you do encounter Internet fraud, it's important to know what steps to take in reporting it. If we all took these precautions, there would be a lot less hassle for everyone.

So, learn more about how to spot and avoid Internet fraud by reading our informative pages.

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Spyware has many ways of getting onto your computer, such as:

When you download programs - particularly freeware, or peer-to-peer sharing programs.

More covertly, spyware can install itself just by you visiting certain sites, by prompting you to download an application to see the site properly.

ActiveX controls. These pesky spyware makers will prompt you to install themselves while using your Internet browser