Internet Safety Tip of the Day

May 8, 2009

You've no doubt seen the commercials for the "free" triple credit score reports, or the "learn to work at home" packages on TV. In most of these cases, a URL is provided in the ad for you to visit. For the observant among us, note that the URL changes. Most often, a number appears at the end. For example, workathome.yes.you.can might become workathome58.yes.you.can and then workathome132.yes.you.can. This observation leads us to our Internet Safety Tip of the Day:

If the URL in an advertisement changes on a regular basis, you should stay away!

Especially since those "free" reports will actually cost you $30 a month.

This tip brought to you by the Internet Safety Council, the letter D, and support from viewers like you. Thank you.

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