“You are the 10,000th person to visit this website. You are eligible to win a personal computer, a WII, or $10,000.00. ”
Often you will visit websites that flash this message. The people that create these websites are looking for two things. The first thing they want is your personal information; the second thing they want is your money. The old rule of thumb applies here “if it sounds to good to be true….it probably is!” When students come across websites like this, they should be taught to leave the website.
Additional Information on webscams and Phishing can be found at these websites:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/tech/scams.shtm : A website by the Federal Trade Commission.
http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/escams.htm : From the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/phishing : Craigslist phishing Scams.
http://facecrooks.com/safety-center/scam-watch/item/774-your-ultimate-guide-to-facebook-scams-and-dealing-with-them/774-your-ultimate-guide-to-facebook-scams-and-dealing-with-them?start=1 : Facecrooks, a great website on Facebook Fraud and Scams, one of the best!
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