Although the Web has made it easy to buy and sell items online, one should consider consulting the International Internet Scam Hotspots infographic if they have any hesitation about whether or not the great deal they have found is legitimate.
While the old adage that advises one to remember that if something seems to good to be true then it probably is still holds true, there are many people who fall victim to online identity theft, credit card fraud and auction fraud.
In 2010, the amount of calls received by the Internet Crime Complaint Center was at a alarmingly high rate, showing an insurgence of online scams. The chart warns online users to always do their research before buying something online and to be wary of any offer that requires money up front or asks for an abundance of personal information.
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