Scams, much like viral cat videos, are a staple of the Internet. Even the savviest of Internet users can still get tangled in the web's latest harmful trick -- such as these 10 highlighted from the past year. The Better Business Bureau has released this infographic, charting the Top 10 Scams of 2011.
[How to Avoid 17 Internet Scams] Background Check compiled research on Internet scams from around the world to help you spot the red flags. Among the stats: Nearly 66% of complaints (predominantly phishing) with a known perpetrator location originated in the U.S. Meanwhile, despite having the world’s largest online population, China only accounts for 3.1% of those scams.