Anyone who’s been a reader of Ask Leo! for some time knows that in
addition to technical topics I often cover many issues related to the
non-technical side of keeping yourself safe on the internet. Things
like account theft, phishing, privacy and more are all common themes
that show up in my inbox as people ask me questions every day.
ScamBusters is a site run by my friends Jim and Audri
Lanford who are dedicated to providing education and information to educate and
protect folks like you and me from the vast array of schemes and scams
that are out on the internet.
At ScamBusters.org you’ll find tons of free resources on how
to avoid scams, identity theft threats, and urban legends that are making the
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It’s not just me who recognizes the service provided by ScamBusters.org! If you have a look at their press
page you’ll see that ScamBusters is regularly used as a
resource and reference by mainstream press outlets like CNN, The New
York Times, AP, The Wall Street Journal and more. At the other end of
the spectrum, I was very pleased to see ScamBusters listed as a
reference in a handout I received not long ago while attending a local
“Keep Your Kids Safe” presentation for parents.
reference by mainstream press outlets ..”
There are so many scams out on the internet these days it’s
sometimes hard to know what’s legitimate and what’s real. Yes, of
course some are so obviously fake as to be silly – though you’d
probably be surprised at how many people still fall for them. On the
other hand, though, are some very sophisticated attempts
to steal your money or even your identity. ScamBusters provides the
resources you need to cut through the crap and tell truth from
It’s important for us all to become better educated about Internet
ScamBusters.org is a
great place to start.
I recommend ’em.