SOURCE: Planet Antares Scam Solutions

June 22, 2010 15:07 ET

Planet Antares Scam Solutions: How to Avoid E-mail Scams

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  E-mail scams are much easier to carry out as compared to other methods of scamming and that's why they have existed for over fifteen years. There are no accurate methods of staying 100% safe against these scammers, yet there are some things that can be done to avoid getting scammed. To protect you against these potential e-mail scams, Planet Antares Scam Solutions offers some tips on how to avoid potential e-mail scams.

1) Avoid unknown website:
On receiving an unknown e-mail, the first thing one needs to do is delete it. Scammers on the Internet always try to make things look legit, behind which is their hidden motive. Many times, a website is only created with the sole intention of stealing information.

2) Check for spelling mistakes:
Scammers always take the advantage of misspelled websites, in order to accomplish their motives. Several people have reported being redirected to misspelled websites that look just like the original ones.

3) Do research:
Try to perform some research on the website and see if it's reputable. If there's not much information about the website, see if it's registered with any reputable companies such as the BBB. Also, check offsite reviews before taking action.

4) Have your anti-virus updated
Hackers are constantly working on viruses that execute themselves through the browser. Most anti-virus software update themselves automatically, but if they don't you might have to change a few settings. Not only an anti-virus, you should update your firewall as well.

5) Use an e-mail service provider with a strong spam filter
Gmail and its spam filter have gained lots of attention. It has the capabilities of blocking junk e-mails in no time and it's something you should look at. If you are using an e-mail client on your desktop, you might have to install a spam blocker separately.

Finally, make it a point to check out news articles about the latest scamming techniques on the Internet to protect yourself. For more information and tips on consumer scam solutions visit Planet Antares Scam Solutions website.

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