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ScamBusters.org is a web site and resource dedicated to educating people about keeping themselves safe from internet scams in all forms.
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 rounds.
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.
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 fiction.
It's important for us all to become better educated about Internet Safety.
ScamBusters.org is a great place to start.
I recommend 'em.
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