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Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Microsoft have teamed up together to battle Nigerian 419 scams. And that's a good thing. This week, tips on spotting one of these Advanced Fee Fraud scams, plus details on a rash of fraudulent credit card charges that may even appear on your own bills.
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|Nigerian 419 Advanced Fee Fraud |
Before the popularity of email, Nigerian 419 scams (aka Advanced Fee Fraud) were originally sent over fax machines and by snail mail. Today, email is the preferred method of these scammers and there are more Nigerian 419 Advanced Fee Fraud scams than ever before. Here's how they work.
|Digital Age Credit Card Fraud |
Numerous reports of fraudulent credit card charges have been pouring into forums. The vast majority of reports revolve around one company. Here's what you need to look for on your own credit cards.
|IM Worms Pose Signficant Threat |
Many, particularly teenagers, have abandoned email in favor of Instant Messaging. The ability to talk one-on-one live with your friends and colleagues does have its benefits. But there's a darker downside. What if that message you've just received from your buddy was really sent by a worm?
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|HEALTH - What You Should Know About Arthritis|
If you were in a conversation with someone and they said "What's Arthritis?", how would you begin to explain? There are many misconceptions about arthritis and it's a complicated disease. There is so much to know about the various types of arthritis. Digesting some fast facts about arthritis is the best way to begin learning about the disease.
MONEY - Understanding Your Money
When the key to managing your finances or planning for the future is taking out a loan, then it is best to know exactly how they work. Comprehending all the financial and legal jargon can be frustrating but our Money Guides are here to help.
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