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Google Ranking Keeps Website Owners on their Toes

Google for the longest time maintains the standards which website owners need to maintain in order to achieve maximum exposure though the search engines. I have often wondered how a website could be number one on MSN search but could not be found on

Gift Card Scam Warning

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Making Money Online Can Be Easy

While selling products and advertising are very legitimate methods for creating an income with the internet, most people dont even consider a much more effective method for making money on the internet, which is by selling their own services. Now s

eBay Selling and Fraud

Have you heard of people making over $10,000 selling their products on Ebay? For some, online auctions like Ebay are their main, or only source of income. But making money on Ebay isn't something that can be done overnight. You will need to anal

An In Depth Look At e-Book Compilers

Ebook compilers are a vital part of creating the final and marketable product when you write an e-book. Thus, understanding their role, how they work, and even how to pick out the right one for you is essential to creating the e-book that you set out

Job Scam: Fake Costa Coffee Employment Offer

Job Scam: Fake Costa Coffee Employment Offer

Dealing with Emails

These are some general knowledge regarding treating email scams: Don't always assume that the email address is always from the originator. Some phishing emails are sent using fake addresses of known (large) companies or corporations.No legitimate si

419 Scams: Japanese Targeted

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How To Recognize And Prevent Pfishing Scams

Have you ever received e-mail messages that threaten to close your PayPal or Ebay account unless you send them information? It's a scam called "phishing." It is pronounced "fishing." It means what it says. Internet scam artists are fishing for in

YAHOO BETA /MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2008

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Backscatter (NDR) Spam – Protect Yourself

With every advancement in anti spam software, the spammers become more desperate and more inventive. They have even discovered how to take advantage of standard operations of most e-mail servers. It's called NDR (Non Delivery Receipt) Spam or backsc

Betrayed By Love Part Two

Finding the right person to share your life with is like searching the ocean floor until you find a clam that shelters a priceless pearl. It is so prefect that you take it to a jeweler and you place it in a beautiful ring setting so you can show it
Lottery Scam: Shell Petroleum Development Company

Lottery Scam: Shell Petroleum Development Company

That is typical, lottery scam bullshit. There is no such lottery scam from Shell. All the names and stories used in the email are fake.Never send any money to these scammers. The scam is all about “paying money to get money, and you will never get your...

Phishing For Your Identity

Who hasn't received an email directing them to visit a familiar website where they are being asked to update their personal information? The website needs you to verify or update your passwords, credit card numbers, social security number, or even y

Third World To Benefit From New Andorra Aid Policy

Helping write off Africa's debts and increasing financial assistance has increased in recent years, with awareness being raised throughout the developed world by Sir Bob Geldof. The campaign to write off Africa's debts has been led politically by Br

US: Atlanta Airport Issues Pet Scam Warnings

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials want the public to be aware of a pet scam involving bogus purchases and false claims that animals are being detained at the airport. The airport has some tips: • Recent scams have co

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