Eventhough the internet is a huge ocean of information, products or goods to be brought and sold, where we can purchase, email, sell, download music, print-off documents, watch movies, videos, surf different websites and more. All in the comfort of our homes. Without first thinking that someone on the other side of the screen unseen, and not like seeing the person face to face could be using my personal and financial infromation to steal information from you or me, send spam emails, use cookies, spyware or adware to get private information without your approval or without your knowledge. Sending you scam, spam emails and bad links because some fraud websites could have adware or spyware to retrieve your financial and personal infromation when browsing a site if, not investigated or checked on. I have listed some agencies that provide valuable consumer safety information and tips on detecting fraud, scams or spam and where to file or check on complaints. You can use the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org using a company’s website URL address, phone number, comapny’s address, email address and other options. You can visit: www.ripoffreport.com and just type a company’s name to see if, a consumer complaint is available. A great FREE! software to download from Mc Afee called the Site Advisor at: www.siteadvisor.com by which you will see displays of three alerts before browsing a website in avoiding scam or bad links, fraud or spam emails, adware or spyware. RED alert stands for Caution, might be safe for browsing or entering information due to scam or fraud links, etc. ANd, GRAY alert sign means site not yet tested. And, the GREEN alert sign means the website is safe for consumer shopping and browsing. And, there’s a site named www.safeshopping.org created by the American bar Association a good informational site for providing a great wealth of consumer information for online or offline shopping and trading. Offers tips on scams and frauds to avoid where to file a complaint, government agencies that help consumers and investigation information also, can use the FBI official website www.fbi.gov for more consumer information on locating your local office, filing complaints for frauds and checking out consumer information. Also, using the Federal Trade Commission to check on consumer information, filings against companies or to report on a company. At www.ftc.gov And, using www.alexa.com to check on a business or website ranking, ratings, and consumer’s volume of interest and the business profits generating from the site. Checkout The National Association of Attorney General at: www.nccha.org or http://www.naag.com for consumer information or how to file a complaint. These are great tools to use in researching a company also, typing the name of a company on Google search or www.yahoo.com for reviews by consumers you may read on public forums who purchase or done business with the same business of interest. I hope this information will help many in protecting themselves from online scammers. Until the time… From the dealspotter17

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