It's so easy to become a victim. It can happen fast. Before you know it, you've clicked "send" or put your money in the mail and you're out hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Scam artists work full-time at ripping you off. And after one scam bites the dust, the scam artists are ready with another one. It's no wonder so many people fall for the next generation scam.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. Identity Theft is one of the most dangerous threats on the Internet Landscape. If a cybercriminal gains access to your financial information, it can be a potential catastrophe. Here we outline how you can keep your personal data protected from prying eyes. This is part 6 in a series of blog posts we will be publishing on various topics aimed at educating you on how to stay protected on today’s Internet landscape.
Cunning hackers have successfully duped investors out of almost $500,000 after compromising the servers of the online currency platform Enigma.
On January 2017, Hainan City Police Department addressed the public on the issue of a huge scam purported by a company called ‘HaiNan KuaYaOu Private Limited.’
The company operated a web-based business dealing digital currency named ‘Asian-European Currency.’
Constant connectivity to the Internet has improved our lives by leaps and bounds. From booking dinner reservations and buying movie tickets to keeping in touch with long-distance friends and finding the perfect gifts, the web offers a wealth of information. But along with the perks, numerous threats lurk online.
There are various types of these scams. I will explain a few.
Many Social Media Sites such as Skype, Kik, Facebook, Pof, Craigslist, okcupid. Badoo and Chatroulette are a home for Scammers and Thieves to use to scam by using threats of fear and/or criminal charges.
Beware of scams contacting you claiming to be able to get your money back from a scammer or get the scammer arrested!!!
How the money recovery scam works?
Money recovery scams are particularly vicious since they target people who have already lost money to an internet scammer.
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You meet on the internet. Then the “relationship” progresses; you email, talk on the phone and trade pictures. Finally, you make plans to meet and even make marriage plans. As the relationship gets stronger, the requests start to change.They ask you to wire them money; needs bus fare to visit a sick uncle.
To protect your identity and cash from online scammers:
- only allow someone to remotely access your computer if they are from a trusted source, such as your internet service provider
- create passwords which are long, unique and use a mix of random numbers and lower and upper case letters. The longer the password the harder it is to guess. A ten digit password is better than an eight digit one. Make sure you change passwords regularly and don't share them
- use antivirus software and keep it up to date. This will check for malicious computer programmes and monitor files before they are opened. Up-to-date software is important to protect against the most recent viruses. If you buy software online make sure it is from a genuine supplier