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  2. Affiliate marketing - Wikipedia

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    Websites end up paying for fake traffic numbers, and users are unwitting participants in these ad schemes. Search engine spam As search engines have become more prominent, some affiliate marketers have shifted from sending e-mail spam to creating automatically generated web pages that often contain product data feeds provided by merchants.

  3. Scareware - Wikipedia

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    Scam scareware. Internet security writers use the term "scareware" to describe software products that produce frivolous and alarming warnings or threat notices, most typically for fictitious or useless commercial firewall and registry cleaner software. This class of program tries to increase its perceived value by bombarding the user with ...

  4. Green card - Wikipedia

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    Crime: green card lottery scam. There is a growing number [citation needed] of fraudulent green card lottery scams, in which false agents take money from applicants by promising to submit application forms for them. Most agents are not working for the distribution service.

  5. Binary option - Wikipedia

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    In November 2016, SEC published yet another Investor Alert on binary options websites. In 2016, In February 2017 The Times of Israel reported that the FBI was conducting an active international investigation of binary option fraud, emphasizing its international nature, saying that the agency was "not limited to the USA".

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  7. Homeopathy - Wikipedia

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    Homeopathy or homoeopathy is a pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine.It was conceived in 1796 by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann.Its practitioners, called homeopaths, believe that a substance that causes symptoms of a disease in healthy people can cure similar symptoms in sick people; this doctrine is called similia similibus curentur, or "like cures like".

  8. Advance-fee scam - Wikipedia

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    A central element of advance-fee fraud is that the transaction from the victim to the scammer must be untraceable and irreversible. Otherwise, the victim, once they become aware of the scam, could successfully retrieve their money and alert officials who could track the accounts used by the scammer. [citation needed]

  9. Initial coin offering - Wikipedia

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    ICOs and token sales became popular in 2017. There were at least 18 websites tracking ICOs before mid-year. In May, the ICO for a new web browser called Brave generated about $35 million in under 30 seconds. Messaging app developer Kik's September 2017 ICO raised nearly $100 million. At the start of October 2017, ICO coin sales worth $2.3 ...