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Your children are going to be on the internet. Sadly, so are the scam artists. And non-savvy internet users can be easy marks for online scams. So how do you keep your kids safe on the internet?

By teaching them what online behavior to avoid and what to watch out for. Here are some of our top tips for preventing scammers from targeting and taking advantage of your children.

Don't Fall for a 'Sweetheart' Scam This Valentine's Day

It seems that everyone is looking for love, and there's nothing more motivating than being single during Valentine's Day. While love is not easy to find, finding possible love interests has become easier with the prevalence of online dating and social media.

Unfortunately, scammers have also tapped into the potential of profiting from people looking for love. The "sweetheart" scam is fairly simple: a scammer creates a fake profile to attract others and then uses emotional tactics to solicit money.

Learn to Avoid Phishing Scams With This Google Quiz

Phishing scams are getting harder and harder to spot. Gone are the days you could merely look for poor grammar or spelling errors. Evidently scammers have found software to correct those! Now, you will have to look even harder. But Google, or rather one of Alphabet's companies, Jigsaw, is here to help you with that.

The company has created an online quiz to help you learn what you know, and what you don't know, about spotting a phishing scam, as well as useful hints to take with you into your daily routine. But beware! Scammers have become much more sophisticated, and the subtle nuances can be pretty tricky! Take the quiz, and send it to your friends, to see who's the best scam spotter.

High-Profile Instagram Accounts Targeted by Hackers

To many Gen X'ers, social media influencer seems like a preposterous career. But to Millennials and beyond, it's a dream come true. Social media influencers are online personas that have established a certain level of credibility and reach among followers within a specific industry, to the point that they are able to persuade consumers to buy, or not buy, a product or service. This is big business, both to marketing firms and the influencers themselves.

According to Traackr, an influencer management platform, 72 percent of major brands say they dedicate a sizable portion of their marketing budgets to influencers. High demand influencers, such as PewDiePie and other YouTube personalities, especially those in the gaming industry, can command up to $250,000 per post. This is big money!

Don't Get Scammed Into Becoming a 'Money Mule'

If you've seen the trailer for "The Mule," starring Clint Eastwood, you pretty much get the idea of the job -- using an unsuspicious person to bring something illegal into a country. In "The Mule," the product is cocaine. But more often than not, the product is money. Money Mules are people that launder money, which means that they "clean" dirty money obtained through illegal means by having it processed in such a way that police have a hard time linking the clean money to the original crime.

Sometimes Money Mules sign up for the job, enticed by the promise of getting to keep a percentage of the money they launder. But often times, people are used unwittingly. And it can happen to anyone -- young or old, educated or not. Money launderers are evolving through trial and error, and their ways are getting trickier by the day.

Don't Fall for the Netflix Email Scam

'Tis the season for phishing scams, and this one involves Netflix. Many consumers report receiving an email that looks like it's from Netflix, but it is in fact a scam trying to get your credit card information.

Cryptocurrency Ads on Facebook May Be a Scam

It seems a new scam consumer is born every minute, and a new one has just reared its ugly head on Facebook. Its goal is to get your credit card information. Its method is distraction.

Holiday Season Is Scam Season

As state and federal consumer protection departments know, the holiday season is ripe for scams. Nothing is sacred when it comes to scammers, and they don't mind taking advantage of people who are trying to do nice things over the holidays.

From online and in-store shopping to shipping, there's a lot to be mindful of when sharing financial information. Here are five of the most common scams to watch out for this holiday season.

What Are Consumer's Rights in a Data Hacking Incident

Every week, there seems to be another announcement of consumer data breach. We've all gotten those letters in the mail saying that the company will pay for a year's worth of identity theft services, which generally cost consumers about $10 per month. However, these hacks have become so commonplace that most consumers have already purchased this service, as a prophylactic measure, since identity theft can be so financially damaging.

In addition to applying for these services, what rights do consumer's have when their data is illegally mined?

Spark Networks USA, the company behind niche online dating sites like Christian Mingle and Jdate, has settled a consumer protection action filed by San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties on behalf of customers who were automatically renewed for the service and denied refunds.

The company will pay $500,000 in civil penalties and almost $1 million in restitution, distributed to users and the municipalities, including the city of Santa Monica. Here's a closer look.