Beware of Olympics-Related Scams

Summer Games organizers say they have already recorded more than 100 different Olympic-related Internet scams, the most common being e-mails alerting consumers that they’ve won an Olympic lottery, or offering them a chance to sign up for temporary jobs during the Games.USA Today warned readers to be on the lookout for these sign of possible online scams:

•Links in e-mails. If you are interested in an e-mail but unfamiliar with the source, verify it first.

•Searched photos. Don’t click on photos found through a search. Instead, go to www.olympic.org.

•Text messages. Spammers can also acquire your information through SMS text messages. Don’t respond to odd requests sent to your phone.