There are always new scams that are appearing online. As soon as one scam is shut down or found out about a new one pops right up, weather it be a scam targeted at your bank account or a scam attempting to gain your personal information and steal your identity. Not all scams can get as much from you as other scams but all of them are very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
Not all scams are the same but they are all alike in a sense that they want what you have. A lot of scams will use Malware and go straight at your bank account and attempt to wire transfer all your money to a different account. Some come straight out and try to get your personal information so that they can ruin your credit and suck as much money out of you as possible. Luckily the FTC has made it easier to fight identity theft. Some scams though will just try to trick you into voluntarily sending them your own money. Like you have won a fake sweepstake that you never entered, or that a person overseas needs your help but will pay you back triple what you pay him/her.
The three previous links all take you to other blogs which also discusses different types of scams that can attempt to pull one over on you while on the web. Any type of scam can be dangerous and these blogs just give advice and tips of what to watch out for when browsing through the internet. They not only talk about how to avoid scams, but also discuss specific examples of when people have been scammed and what they have had to do in response to being had online. One even discusses what happens to the people who are the con men, and trying to scam others.
The big issue we are trying to discussed in all these blogs is just relaying the message to the public that online scams are incredibly real things and you always need to be watching out for them no matter what you are doing online. You need to be cautious because they hide in plain sight and can sometimes look extremely legit and can fool you unless you know what to be looking out for. People just need to know what to be aware of and what could happen to them while online, what they should do in a situation when someone could be attempting to scam them.