14 Apr '11, 1pm

How can you stay safe online? It helps to start with some common sense. @TODAYonline

Here are some tips to avoid being scammed 1. Remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 2. Ask yourself — why would you be singled out for a windfall or other special treatment out of the millions of other Internet users. If you can’t find a good reason, it’s probably a scam. 3. Don’t believe everything you read. Just because an email or website is presented attractively doesn’t mean that it’s telling you the truth. 4. Be patient. Too many users end up the victims of Internet crime because they do not stop to think, but instead act on impulse by clicking on a "sexy" link or an interesting looking attachment without considering the consequences. 5. Unless you’re certain of a person’s identity and authority to request such information, never provide your personal information or information about your company. 6. Don’t reveal personal and financial...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/EDC110414-00015...

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