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Getting Your Home Business Up And Running

Affiliate programs have been a great way to make money online since the Internet took off. But, sometimes, finding the best affiliate program can be a hassle. Affiliates are online "word of mouth" referrals and can increase the amount of money you ma

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Safety While Shopping Online

Because online retailers do not have to maintain a store and pay rents, and only need to maintain a skeleton staff to run, they are able to offer lower prices. Another very good reason to consider online shopping is that the shop is always open; ther

ATM Machine Scam

Check out this video on ATM Machine Scam. The scam is about placing a "shell" reader over the usual ATM card reader. So when a victim pushes in his card, it goes through the "shell" and before the actual reader. For more details, click on the picture

Computer Viruses: Will Your PC Be A Victim?

What are computer viruses? Many computer users would find it hard to answer that question. In fact the definition of a virus has nothing to do with what terrible damage it may inflict on your computer. It is just a question of how it spreads. A virus

What to Ask For at Your Web Hosting Service

Web hosting is the backbone of your online business and it is one of the most crucial services that ensures your online presence. There are thousands of web-hosting service providers and all of them claim to be the best. Therefore, it is a difficult
Lottery Scam: US$1million Ecowas Donations

Lottery Scam: US$1million Ecowas Donations

Fake Names: Mr. Anthony Moore, Mrs Mary JonesOffer Type: Lottery Winnings Winning Amount: US$1millionStoryline: You won a lottery which you did not join Scammer Location: NigeriaScammer Email: windsweptcat4@adelphia.net, ecowas_financialgrantsunit@yahoo.it The ECOWAS...

Premium Phone Line Scam

Five men, including two from London, have been jailed for their part in a £4.5 million global premium phone line fraud. The gang admitted conspiracy to defraud in a scam where stolen mobile phone sim cards were used to make multiple calls to premium rate phone lines...

Important Tips To Sell A Web Site

Are you planning to sell a web site to a buyer to make money? Well, you are not alone then. There are a huge number of people who are into the business of selling websites. Also, the popularity of website to sell things is growing continuously. How

Job Scam: Ocean Group Company

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Warnings from companies

It appears that there could have been a rise in the number of phishing mail recently. Phishing scam isn't new, however, we assume that there are many newbies who learn about it on the internet and started to follow the same trick - in an attempt t

Link Exchange with HotScams.com

We are currently accepting new link exchange with other blog sites. In order for us to include your website for consideration, it should have at least a Google pagerank of 2. Although pagerank is not really important to us, we find that this minimum requirement would...

Benefits of Web Content Today

The basic concept of marketing your Web site and your business on the Internet is to give something away. It is in offering something for free on the Web that you make money.If you keep in mind two basic rules for the Internet you'll succeed in mar

Early Reviews Mixed For Apple iPhone

Whenever a new electronic product hits the market, it is greeted by skepticism by some and with great fanfare by others and Apple iPhone has its share of dreamers and schemers who from day one were looking for ways to defeat the AT&T partnership need

419 Scam: Fake Dr. Douglas Okoye

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