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Scammers will sometimes register a Web address that looks like it belongs to a real business, or one that can easily be typed by accident.
These are small files that your Browser saves on your computer.
Your financial and personal information can be very valuable in the wrong hands!
Too much spending
The ability to buy real or virtual things instantly when you are online can make it easy to lose track of how much money you're spending.
Some people enjoy annoying other people on purpose and ruining experiences that should be fun.
Its easy to pretend to be someone else online: there are lots of fake Facebook profiles & Twitter accounts that pretend to be from someone they're not.
Scammers can steal your online identity by getting access to your credit card or bank information or to other information you use to prove who you are.
These programs - which may pretend to be something useful or install themselves by getting you to click a box - can hurt your computer or even take control of it.
It's easy to be taken in by people online who promise more than they are going to deliver.
E-mails that try to get information from you by pretending to be from a bank or other business.
Is a special kind of malware that collects information from your computer.
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