It is important to all users of Guelph Now! that the site remain a public site. Those who list Classifieds, Jobs, Resumes, News & Announcements, etc. greatly benefit from its ability to present their information to others outside our community.
Guelph Now!, like all public sites on the Internet, can be visited by people around the World. While the majority of these people are honest, there are a few that have malicious intent and use the Internet to prey on the unsuspecting. Like traditional methods of communication such as phones, faxes, and USPS mail, the Internet is just another communications medium.
Just like all mediums, however, criminals will use it to their own ends to steal, cheat, and harass. It is important to know about these scams and also to share your experiences with others to prevent neighbors from falling prey.
Tips Protecting Against Email Fraud and Viruses
The scammers use free email addresses and hacked servers, and these sites are swamped with reports. The local authorities just do not have the resources to fight much of this internet abuse, which is global in nature. Please keep this in mind if you contact them. The responsibility is with us being vigilant to stop Internet fraud.