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PE 1 Memo - final

PE 1 Memo - final - Date To From Subject Students Randy...

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Date: February 12, 2010 To: Students From: Randy Weitzel Subject: Internet scams and how to avoid them The Internet can be deceiving to many people. I would like to educate you about a few of these scams and how you can avoid becoming a victim. A few of the most common scams and how to spot them are: Phishing: o A type of fraud in which somebody attempts to get your personal information such as credit card numbers and passwords, generally through e-mail. o These e-mails will generally appear to be from businesses such as banks and online stores requesting you to provide them with information such as your social security number or bank account numbers. o Do not give out personal information through e-mail, if you think an e-mail is suspicious, do not reply or visit any links in the e-mail. Pop-up ads: o A type of advertisement in which the web site you are visiting opens a new window to display advertisements.
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