But just surfing web sites – and doing so with appropriate anti-malware Anti-malware tools are tools that attempt to prevent, detect, and remove, all types of malware.
In the past tools have differentiated between classes of malware such as viruses and spyware.
Phishing is the attempt to represent one’s self – typically via email – as someone or some organization that you are not, for the purposes of maliciously acquiring sensitive information.
The most common examples of phishing emails are carefully crafted to appear as if they had come from a banking institution, directing the recipient to a web site which itself looks very much like the bank’s official website.
He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.
Here are six things to keep in mind to help you spot and avoid scammers on online dating sites.
Paid members can freely message, start discussion thread, no daily limit of disucssion board entries. Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).
Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates.
Even worse, they might give your email address to someone else who’ll start sending you email.
(For the record, I do not.) And some or all of that might look like spam, including porn spam.