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Pay-To-whatever - There are some pay-to-do-something companies that are legitimate. My experience is that vast majority of these have minimal financing, an exceptionally poor business model and little, if any, likelihood of actually paying anything to anyone. Usually there is not fraudulent intent - just a lot of silliness and idiocy.
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Cons - There are some unbelievable cons out there on internet and in real world. The Nigerian scam is a particularly nasty example. In this scam, you receive a letter or email which tries to get you involved in "helping" some ex-Nigerian official by giving him your bank account number. Get involved and you will lose money and perhaps more than that.
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Identify Theft - Perhaps most significant threat on internet is identify theft. This is simply stealing of your social security number (and other identifying information) with intention of using it to obtain credit. Give out your information to wrong person and you could find your credit rating is destroyed.
Sweepstakes - There is no doubt that there are a tremendous number of contests and sweepstakes which are perfectly valid. I even personally know of some people who have won. However, many sweepstakes are thinly veiled attempts to invade your privacy while making lots of money at expense of your time. For most of these, I would not bother. Not exactly fraud, but skating on thin ice.
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