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April Fool's Day: Not Only Full of Jokes, but Plenty of Scams Too
April 01, 2010
You know it's April Fool's Day when you open up Google and instead of seeing its logo, it's been replaced by ‘Topeka.’

The Internet is loaded with April Fool's Day jokes today, but it's also the perfect time of the year for scammers to come out and take advantage of the flip-flop day, according to The New York Times.  How can consumers tell a joke between a scam?  It helps to get educated on classic April's Fool's Day jokes.

Snopes.com has an impressive collection of Internet scams and facebook has set up a security page, warning users about malicious toolbars, passwords requests and money scams. Facebook posts security warnings to its users on a weekly basis using this page.

Remember, even though it's April Fool's Day, if something sounds too good to be true, often times, it probably is.  Stay safe.

Read the full article at The New York Times.