Scams – 3 Rules to Live by

Online scammers believe if they send out their scams to enough people, they’ll find a few people who will fall for it.

So how do you avoid it

Rule #1: If you’re not expecting it, you shouldn’t expect it

The first is about getting you to click on a link. Emails, messaging accounts, a WhatsApp message, or even an SMS. The idea is to direct you to a malicious website.

The best way to combat these scams is to never clink on a link you weren’t expecting.

Rule #2: It’s not that urgent

First ,messages that your account has been frozen by your financial institution will not come to you via a text message or an email, they will send you a letter. If you can logon to your bank account, there will be a message there or it will be fine.

Next ,If you get a message from one of your friends saying they are in trouble, there account has probably been hijacked , so just ignore it.

If a message comes onto your computer from a pop up and says that you are infected and wants you to call a number … now to fix, don’t do it, it’s a scam.

Rule #3: If it’s too good to be true…

If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.

You are not going to win / inherit any money.

If the price of something you have seen in an email is an absolute bargain , do your research first.

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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