Protect yourself against online scams this summer


Summer is here and so are some online scams to keep a look out for so you don’t get targeted and tricked by swindles in your email or internet browsing. Computer World website recently posted an article describing several online scams to keep an eye out for this summer. One of which relates to our last post about the World Cup malicious apps and phishing emails. Other World Cup scams detailed are ones that indicated you have won a ticket to the World Cup or that you have access to download free screen savers and videos. These are ones to watch out for as they will attempt to steal personal information.

Also, according to Computer World, be cautious of emails that advertise security protection from the Cryptolocker malware, family members in trouble or stuck in another country asking for money, unsolicited offers from fake tech support companies offering computer security & maintenance software, and other hoaxes.

It’s always a good idea to be extra careful with opening suspicious emails, responding to unsolicited offers for free stuff, downloading security patches, etc. via email, and clicking on malicious links in social media posts or text messages

To read the article, by Computer World website, detailing these scams – Click Here

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