What are Online Scams?

Online scams, also known as Internet scams or cyber scams, are attempts by fraudsters to trick individuals or businesses into giving away personal information or money. These scams can take many forms, such as phishing emails, social media scams, and online auction scams.

Examples of Online Scams

  • Phishing emails that ask for personal information or login credentials.
  • Social media scams that use fake profiles or fake giveaways to trick people into giving away personal information or money.
  • Online auction scams that use fake or counterfeit items to trick buyers into paying for items that do not exist.

How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited emails or messages, even if they appear to be from a legitimate source.
  • Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown sources.
  • Be wary of online deals or offers that seem too good to be true.
  • Use a reputable antivirus program and keep it updated.