Do you know that you're a scam waiting to happen? That's right, scammers and con artists are just waiting to take you for a ride. These people know every possible human weakness, weaknesses that make all of us vulnerable.
Fortunately, there are those who have the expertise and know-how to warn us. Among them are Jim and Audri Lanford. Jim and Audri are Internet pioneers. Over the years they've developed a number of programs and services to promote business and help all of us.
Now, they run Scambusters.org, the #1 Publication on Internet Fraud. Found at www.scambusters.org, the online publication is free. It's supported by inconspicuous ads placed at the end of each newsletter.
The current issue focuses on small, recurring credit card charges, and bounced check handling alerts. Here's an excerpt from "Small, recurring credit card charges:
Have you ever noticed a small charge to a company you don't recognize on your credit card statement?
You then look at last month's statement, and find the same credit card charge. And going back, you see that charge has been there month after month after month...
The charge is often for $9.95, $14.95 or $19.95 each month. These are called small, recurring credit card charges and experts say they have increased dramatically over the past six months.
People often believe that the charge belongs to their spouse.
These charges are more than annoying. Unfortunately, they can add up to hundreds of dollars over time."
The article then goes into detail about these scams, and how you can avoid them.
Notwithstanding that it would hurt our business if more people read ScamBusters, we highly recommend the free, online newsletter.
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