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Trickery on the Net

What sites can I trust?

Only trust websites you can verify to be legitimate. It is easy to make an authentic looking website so don't be fooled by clever fakes. Common tricks include: using web addresses that are similar to the real ones, the use of false security symbols, and even providing links to legitimate pages to lull you into a false sense of security.

Who would request my personal details via email?

Nobody. Anybody who does is a crook- or an incompetent marketer. Either way, you should ignore them.

How can I spot a scam?

It is often said "If it seems too good to be true it probably is". It is true that people don't win lotteries that they never bought a ticket for, or inherit millions of dollars from family they have never met - but not all scams are that obvious. It's good to exercise caution at all times.

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