Ten years have passed since we started our Top 10 scams list and it's amazing, looking back, how many of the scams we predicted a decade ago continue to plague victims, as you'll see if you check out that original list, Herbal Viagra and the other 9 top scams for 2001.
Those were relatively early days of the Internet, of course. Users were fewer and so were the number of crooks using the web to hook their victims.
Since then, the rapid change in the shape and operation of the Internet, notably the huge growth of social networking, has introduced new techniques for delivering scams, and the number of victims has gone up by leaps and bounds.
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