There are hordes of unscrupulous phishers out there, wading the surf of the
Web. They’d love to catch you in their phishing net and steal your personal
and banking information.
The Internet isn’t the glamorous "Oz" that it used to be in the beginning.
There are plenty of "wicked witches" and "wizard" hackers out there ready to
do whatever they can get away with on your computer — if you don’t know what they have in store for you.
The "Bait and Switch" routine is an old sales tactic. A store will advertise
something for an outrageously low price or some other kind of unbelievable deal.
That gets you in the door, and then you hear things like, “We’re out of stock right now, but since you’re here, wouldn’t you like to look at this
instead?” It’s an unethical thing to do, but I’m sure that more than one store
out there still uses this practice.
The Internet can be a dangerous place in
this day and age. It reminds me of the Old West, with bandits
and highwaymen ready to rob your stagecoach at any moment. If you were lucky, the Marshall would come along in the
nick of time and save you.
At least that was how it worked in the movies.