Friday, 10 July 2009

Google's tips: avoid money / financial scams

This Google blog post on how to steer clear of money scams seems very sensible, and is certainly timely.

There are too many spam emails and other fraudulent schemes trying to do people out of their cash over the internet, but too many people do get tricked by online or web "offers" and the like.

See also my write up and a fascinating video of a talk by Cambridge academic Dr Richard Clayton about how some of these criminals ply their trade: evil ways to make money on the internet (phishing, pharmaceuticals, cheap electronic gadgets, "high yield" investments / pyramid schemes, and, yes, fodder for Google Adsense ads).

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