Internet Fraud Watch
The Internet Fraud Watch, a nonprofit consumer watchdog operated by the National Consumers League, offers the following tips to help you protect yourself from Internet scams.
- Do business with those you know and trust.
- Understand the details of an offer before you accept it.
- Check the track record of the company or individual.
- Never give your bank account numbers, credit card numbers, or other personal information to anyone you don't know or haven't checked out.
- Take your time when making a purchase and don't let someone pressure you.
- Don't judge reliability by how nice or flashy a World Wide Web site may seem.
- Remember that people in cyberspace are not always what they seem.
Source: Technology News. (1999, January). Smart Computing, 6.
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