A good article from HillsboroughCounty.org listing common email scams along with detailed descriptions about “The Bait” spamers use to lure you into their scam, “The Catch” (there’s always a catch), and “Your Safety Net” — what you can do to avoid and/or not get taken by the email con artists.

Ten Email Scams Covered Include;

  1. The “Nigerian” E-mail Scam
  2. Phishing
  3. Work-at-Home Scams
  4. Weight Loss Claims
  5. Foreign Lotteries
  6. Cure-All Products
  7. Check Overpayment Scams
  8. Pay-in-Advance Credit Offers
  9. Debt Relief
  10. Investment Schemes

As always, don’t take the bait.

Should you receive an e-mail that you think may be fraudulent, forward it to the FTC at spam@uce.gov, hit delete, and smile. You’ll be doing your part to help put a scam artist out of work.