In recent years companies have been giving away small items like cell phones and iPods. These days they are giving away much more expensive items like computers. The unfortunate part is that not all competitions are legitimate. If you want to stand in line to win a free computer, here are a few tips on how you can avoid getting scammed.
There are many competitions aside from those you can find online. You can find these in gaming and electronic stores, as well as part of promotions at certain shopping centers. The good news is that many of these competitions are legitimate and worth your while. The only time you should start worrying is when they start asking you for personal details other than your contact details.
Unfortunately there are as many scam sites are there are legitimate ones. There are two main types in this category. There are sites that aim to sell you contact details to other advertising companies, and as a result they will send you all sorts of spam mail. Then there are the sites that are just trying to swindle you out of your hard earned money. Be very careful when a site asks you to pay in order to enter a competition. Chances are there is no competition to win a free computer, and when you add up all the small amounts everyone pays, you will see these sites are making millions.