Online Fraud: How to Avoid Online Scammers

Scam AlertOnline Fraud: Tips for Keeping Scammers at Bay

While New Year’s resolutions are often hard to keep, the one that goes, “I will not fall victim to scammers,” is surely worth trying for. That’s what money transfer company MoneyGram, thinks, and they’re offering some tips for making sure you succeed in 2014.

The company has known its share of scammers, since the fiends often try to use MoneyGram services to secure their ill-gotten loot. With the global economy improving, and many Americans finding themselves a bit more flush with cash than in recent years, you can bet that the scammers will be particularly active this year.

By now, most of you know better than to try to help a Nigerian “Prince” in distress. And perhaps you no longer fall for the “you’ve inherited money from a rich uncle you’ve never met” scam, or the old, “you’ve won a contest that you didn’t even enter” variation. But don’t get too confident: scammers are always thinking of new ways to con you out of your money.

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