More and more you can shop online, bank online, and get scammed online. Phishing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing), spoofing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spoofing), and hacking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_%28computer_security%29) are all on the rise since it is the easiest way to make money if you're a computer criminal.
One of my favorite websites, Lifehacker (http://www.lifehacker.com), featured this article on how to avoid getting scammed online. It is written in basic terms that everyone should be able to understand and is complimented with great graphics.
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