Beware of Scams and Other Internet Fraud

If you shop online, chances are you have encountered some type of scam or internet fraud scheme. In order to protect yourself, there are a few tips to follow. One of the most important tips to protect yourself is to never give out personal or financial information to anyone you do not know personally. Also, use caution if you run into any of these red flags: long-distance inquiries, requests that you send check, money orders, or wire funds, requests for personal or financial information, offers to facilitate a home purchase or rental, or anything containing typos, grammatical errors, and inflated stories. Be sure to report any scam or fraud that you encounter. Read the full article here:  http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Beware-of-Scams-and-Other-Internet-Fraud/