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.