Online Scams

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Avoiding ransomware scams on social media
Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
5 tips to protect yourself from online travel booking scams
Thanks to the Internet, booking travel online is simple. But as your ideas of a spring break or summer vacation take shape, remember to be cautious when making reservations online.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Protect yourself from mobile scams
With copycat apps growing on official app stores, it’s harder than ever to know whether an app you’re downloading is genuine.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Social engineering scams on social media
Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
How to recognize and avoid tech support scams
A tech support scam is a form of Internet fraud that is currently gaining momentum on the Internet. The scam implements social engineering and fear tactics in order to get the victim to take the bait.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Protecting yourself from online shopping scams
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.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Teach your kids to avoid online scams
Surfing the Internet means possible exposure to online scams, something your children might not have any concept of. If you’re allowing them to go online, it’s imperative that you discuss online scams. Such scams come in a variety of guises, including those that specifically target children.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Top 5 social media scams
We’re wired to be social creatures, and sites like Twitter and Facebook have capitalized on this to great success.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
How to spot online scareware scams
Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually-evolving techniques to worm their way into the computers (and wallets) of unsuspecting victims around the globe.
August 08, 2018·3 min read

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