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Have You Ever Been the Victim of an Internet Scam?

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Have You Ever Been the Victim of an Internet Scam?

Scams on the Internet come in many forms-phishing attempts, email hoaxes, online selling and buying cons. The list just goes on. Have you been the victim of any?

Lifehacker readers tend to be a little savvier than the average Internet citizen when it comes to avoiding scams, but there are some clever people out there trying to get what's yours. We've talked about how to protect yourself from online fraud and identity theft before. We've also lent some advice about avoiding scams when buying or selling online. But we're curious about your stories. Let us know if you've fallen victim to an Internet scam and also what you did about it.

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