With all activities that give us almost unlimited freedom, there are risks. Because the Internet is so easily accessible to anyone, it can be a dangerous place. Know who you're dealing with or what you're getting into. Predators, cyber criminals, bullies, and corrupt businesses will try to take advantage of the unwary visitor.
Examples of internet risks
- Identity thieves use the information they find online to drain your bank account or ruin your credit rating.
- Phishing is a common trick used on websites that have been hacked or are pretending to be legitimate. PayPal and eBay are two of the most common targets for phishing scams.
- Popular social networking sites such as Facebook are targets for scams.