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“With great power comes great responsibility”
Technology’s double edged sword. Where does the progression of convenience cross the line of privacy, identity, and security.
We give more and more of our personal information with hopes of better and better convenience, entertainment, and education without too much concern about the other side of the coin.
Add a “+” and anything you want after it to give yourself an email address that you can use to prevent your current email from always being spammed.
👍Social Media Scam Part 1
“Tim” received an email that said it was from his favorite social media website. The email said that his account had been locked and asked him to “verify” his account by clicking a link. After he clicked on the link, Tim was forwarded to a webpage that looked very similar to the social media website. The webpage directed Tim to enter his username and password to verify and unlock his account. He entered this information before realizing he was on the wrong website. Tim then contacted the social media website at the email address listed on its real webpage, and it helped him recover his account.
👍Social Media Scam Part 2
45% of reports of money lost to social media scams in 2021 were about online shopping. In nearly 70% of these reports, people said they placed an order, usually after seeing an ad, but never got the merchandise
After logging into her account, “Nora” received a private message from her best friend “Margie” that said she had lost her purse while on vacation in another country and needed a $600 wire transfer to pay for her hotel room. Nora was supposed to have dinner with Margie that night, so she knew the story was not true. When she called the real Margie, Nora learned that a scam artist had hacked Margie’s account and used it to send fake messages.
“Zach” checked his social media feed and saw a post titled, “See backstage photos from last night’s concert!!” He “clicked” on the post and a new window opened that instructed him to “click” a link to update his photo viewer. After Zach “clicked” the link, his antivirus software told him that it had blocked an attempt to install a virus on his computer. He immediately logged out of his account, closed his browser, and scanned his computer using his antivirus software. The scan found no threats, so Zach logged back into his social media account and changed his password and security questions.
PREVENT THE CATASTROPHE
- Limit who can see your posts and information on social media. All platforms collect information about you from your activities on social media, but visit your privacy settings to set some restrictions.
- If you get a message from a friend about an opportunity or an urgent need for money, call them. Their account may have been hacked – especially if they ask you to pay by cryptocurrency, gift card, or wire transfer. That’s how scammers ask you to pay.
- If someone appears on your social media and rushes you to start a friendship or romance, slow down. Read about romance scams. And never send money to someone you haven’t met in person.
- Before you buy, check out the company. Search online for its name plus “scam” or “complaint.”
🌐Website Domain Scam
Domain Registrar, Domain Host
Know who is your domain registrar, contact you web admin immediately to confirm.