Top Online Scams (Infographic)

by Emily Price | July 23, 2011

Online scams are something we all have probably encountered at least once. Promises of free iPads, millions of dollars from Nigerian royalty, and desperate pleas from people stranded in foreign countries who need my dollars to get back home flood my inbox everyday, and I’m sure yours as well.

The Better Business Bureau recently made an infographic about online scams, listing the top 10 scams that occurred last year, as well as what an online scam typically looks like. Topping the list? Job hunter scams and debt relief services; possibly taking advantage of those who are unemployed, getting in debt, and desperatly for a way out.

Check out the infographic below, and tell us what you think in the comments!



Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...