Scams and Safety - How to Protect Yourself from Sweepstakes Scams
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Top Warning Signs of Sweepstakes Scams
Learn to recognize the top signs that a win is not legitimate, you can avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Top Things that Aren't Signs of Sweepstakes Scams
While it's very important to be aware of the warning signs of a sweepstakes scam, I've also seen people who are afraid to respond to real win notices because of perfectly normal sweepstakes practices. Here are some of the top things that aren't signs of scams.
Top Questions to Ask to Decide if Sweepstakes Are Legitimate
Learn how to tell the difference between a legitimate company and a sweepstakes scam.
Spyware Tips - Relate Your Experiences with Spyware
Have you had trouble with spyware on your computer? Do you know how you got it? What did you do to remove spyware? Share your spyware experiences here!
Are Reader's Digest Sweepstakes Scams?
Are Reader's Digest Sweepstakes scams? Find out whether sweepstakes from Reader's Digest are worth entering and whether you've received a legitimate prize notification or are the victim of a Reader's Digest Sweepstakes fraud.
Are Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Scams?
Are Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes scams? Find out whether sweepstakes from PCH are worth entering and whether you've received a legitimate prize notification or are the victim of a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes fraud.
Recognize and Avoid PCH Facebook Scams
Do you know how to recognize and avoid Publishers Clearing House scams on Facebook? These tips will help you tell whether PCH Facebook win notifications are real or scams.
How to Win an iPad (and How Not To!)
Learn how to win an iPad without falling for scams. Many free iPad offers are actually scams or marketing offers in disguise. These 10 tips will help you make the right decision about when to enter and when to decline the offer.
How to Choose Good Sweepstakes Passwords
Do you know how to choose a good sweepstakes password? Many sweepstakes let you assign a password for faster entry. Here are some tips on picking secure passwords.
How Sweepstakes Scams Work - And How to Protect Yourself
An overview of the goals of sweepstakes scams, and how you can protect yourself from them.
Where to Report Sweepstakes Fraud
If you were the victim of a sweepstakes scam, learn where to report the scam so that the proper authorities can investigate.
Alert: You Don't Have to Pay to Win!
Every year, scammers trick gullible people out of thousands of dollars by promising that a prize win is just around the corner. Learn how to spot a mail-order sweepstakes scam.
New Twist on Sweepstakes Scams
Scammers are getting smarter and more professional every day. Read about the latest twist on the "pay before you win" scam in order to protect yourself.
Poetry Contest Scams - Don't Pay to See Your Work in Print
Learn to recognize a growing type of scam - bogus poetry contests - and what to do about them.
Sweepstakes Scam Warning: Phone Calls Asking for Too Much Information
Learn about a common sweepstakes scam - a phone call saying that you won, and asking for personal information that could be used for identity fraud.
How to Detect a Phishing Email Scam
Phishing scams try to convince you that you are giving your information to a trustworthy site - but actually, a criminal is noting down your name, password, and other critical details. Learn how to recognize and avoid phishing scams, by our guide to Identity Theft.
Magazine Sweepstakes: Are They Scams?
Magazine sweepstakes are a win-win situation. They're a great way to win valuable prizes, while helping the magazines raise subscriptions and loyalty. However, there's a drawback that you should be aware of when you enter magazine sweepstakes. Find out more, before you make a costly mistake!