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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 8. How to Not Be a Victim of Online Fraud

Online shopping and auction fraud can be financially damaging to victims. You pay good money and receive either nothing or something unwanted in return. How do you avoid being taken by these online fraudsters?

The keys to protecting yourself against these types of online fraud are homework and diligence. If you do your research before you buy, you’ll reduce your risk of falling victim to unscrupulous sellers—on eBay and beyond.

Protecting Yourself from Online Shopping Fraud

Experienced online shoppers know that shopping online is no more dangerous than shopping in the real world. That’s not to say that every transaction is 100% safe from fraud or other problems; nothing’s that assured. But you shouldn’t ...

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