3 Tips to Avoiding Online Sweepstakes Scams
- Create an email address just for entering.
You can either use an additional one from your Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or a free virtual one such as Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail.
- Use software to protect your computer.
Whether you contest or not, you MUST protect your computer. The Internet Tools listed are some of the best and will protect you against various malicious online attacks.
- Go to websites that list legitimate sweepstakes, contests and giveaways to enter. There are 3 types: Hosts, Aggregators and Giveaways.
Companies in the U.S. spent $3 BILLION running promotions in 2010. (That’s $300 MILLION in Canada!) There are enough legitimate prizes available for everyone to WIN!