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Slam the Online Scam

Fight Back Against Online Scams, Hackers and Cyber Attackers

Everyday people are fighting a never-ending war against a slew of online scams that include computer viruses, malicious software and phishing scams.

Attacks by cyber thieves have become more frequent, evolving into complex schemes and duping even the smartest cyber savvy computer users. Consumers must always be on the lookout for the latest phishing scams, disguised as convincing emails or mock websites, which scam people into revealing personal information leaving them vulnerable to crimes such as ID theft. 

In this war, the best line of defense is the informed computer users.

Slam the Online Scam is a national public-education campaign which combats cyber attacks by empowering computer users with tools, tips and techniques to be self-secure. The campaign’s website includes advice on how to recognize and avoid online scams. It also notifies users of the latest online threats and is packed with recent articles and online safety reports.

The campaign, brought to you by the Chief Marketing Officer Council, offers users free antivirus and antispyware software. The software uses LinkScanner Active Surf-Shield technology, which protects users in real-time against infected web pages. It also has LinkScanner Surf-Shield technology, which provides real-time ratings of search results in Yahoo, Google, and MSN-indicating whether pages are safe. Because even legit sites are hacked and infected with malicious software (malware) for the unsuspecting visitor, it is best be safe than sorry.

Real People.
Real Scam Stories.
Real People. real StoriesI had just been fired from my job when I saw an ad on a local classified website that said "help wanted" for a job "processing online ads". The ad indicated that there were only a few positions available…

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