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Marcus Evans Scam Series - Fraud Hoaxes and Scams

     

Scams and Fraud - Forewarned is forearmed - Scam Prevention

Here at Marcus Evans we will keep you up to date with all major developments in Scam prevention, insuring and protecting you and your company against online crime be it fraud, phishing hoax and financial Scams.

Expanding our research thread on Scams, we at Marcus Evans have held further discussions about terms that are used to describe people's behaviour when they use the legitimate function of websites to perpetrate bad conduct and performance. In some cases this can be seen as fraud, sometimes harassment and other times it is just plain nuisance. Certain Laws and statutes have as a result been introduced by Governments to prevent the online user being a Scam victim as we see an increase in Scams, year on year; effecting homes and businesses and causing long lasting damaging effects..

Marcus Evans Scam Prevention

Scam prevention should be paramount to any online user and business owner as regrettably people will use the legitimate functionality of a variety of websites to assist them in attacking innocent web users who try to be compliant with web security.  Caution is advised at all times and we advise all users to think before the open or click on anything that looks suspicious.

Marcus Evans Scam are commencing with a program to update frequently our readers in order to combat and actively secure the online user against this growing crime.

Marcus Evans keep you up to date with new developments and technologies available in preventing Scam occurrences and look to host a series of conference on the subject as interest grows.

Some Online Scams to be Aware of

1. Phony Government Agents

A popular scam involves thieves posing as FBI agents or other representatives of government. One devious plot involves emails that appear to come straight from FBI Director Robert Mueller. A close look at the sender's email address usually uncovers the con.

A scheme involving recorded phone calls from someone sounding like President Obama directs listeners to a website where they can sign up for economic "stimulus" money. Visitors are prompted to enter personal information and pay a $28 fee. There is no stimulus money to be had and victims lose their $28, their private data, and their dignity. In reality, government agencies are very unlikely to contact you via email.

2. Secret Admirers and Online Dating Traps

A lot of people are ‘suckers for love’, and that's probably why so many people get caught up in this trap. These types of scams can be the easiest to fall for because love often requires a leap of faith. Ever receive an email from a secret admirer or someone who claims to have seen your profile online? It's probably a ruse.

Some scammers will spend months grooming a potential candidate. They’ll patiently wait until they receive a series of love declarations before asking for $1000 to help with a passport problem so that they can arrange a visit.