Scammers use a variety of devious tactics to defraud unsuspecting victims, such as imitating well‑known brands online and using deceptive claims to entice consumers through telemarketing, emails or social media.
Many of the sites have been bought to get away from criticism.
Mr Trump's company owns 98percent Approval.com, for instance – a reference to his defence against criticism of his ill-fated Trump University, which he claimed was liked by 98 per cent of its students.
Many of those websites were bought years before Mr Trump even announced his presidential run, with his team snapping up Vote Against and Trump Must in 2012.
Years later it bought others like Make America Great Again.vote, just months before he launched his bid for the White House, according to an investigation by CNN.
With the popularity of the site, complaints have started to spring up.
(PDF), email phishing attacks — strangers contacting you pretending to be a bank or some other legitimate company — increased 87% from 2011 through 2013.
Here at MUO, we’ve covered phishing quite a bit, considering that it’s such a significant and growing security threat. A sophisticated phishing setup is teaching the world another online security lesson. If there’s a single message to keep in mind here, it’s this — the number one defense against phishing is education.
In 2011, Matt wrote up a great article describing phishing I’ve never been a fan of fishing, myself. If you’re educated on simple ways to spot a phishing attack or some other email fraud, you will be able to fully protect yourself.
You can make a difference not only in your own life, but in the lives of the people you care about by recognizing, rejecting and reporting fraud.