Forbes: Common Online Scams and How To Avoid Them | Press Release

Forbes: Common Online Scams and How To Avoid Them

Posted on June 29, 2022 | Cybersecurity

From fake holiday home rentals to counterfeit medications, online scams are now an unfortunate common occurrence. Forbes contributor, John Wilson takes a detailed look at online scams and provides 5 ways to protect yourself from them. 

Originally published on Forbes Advisor

Excerpt: 

“Mary was lonely. The recently divorced mom of three was ready to dip her toe back into the Orlando, Florida, dating scene and decided to try her luck with a matchmaking app. She soon met Todd.

Their relationship grew via online exchanges and phone calls. They never met. When Todd asked Mary for money after a couple of months, she gladly sent it. And she kept on paying, to the tune of $450,000 over the next four years.

But Todd wasn’t the committed boyfriend Mary thought he was. In fact, he didn’t even exist.”

Read the full article here

 

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