Fraudsters are getting sophisticated, how to protect yourself from becoming a scam victim?


Sakasegawa noted that fraudsters are finding new ways to get personal data, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account information, as we grow more comfortable interacting in the virtual world.

Internet criminals often use new technology with old scams to get people to give them money or share personal information. Most frauds follow some detectable patterns that will help you to recognize them.

Content abuse is pervasive

Content abusers often work together in gangs or networks. And they often form a scam economy that preys on the wants and needs of consumers.

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Content abuse is the most common way that fraudsters disguise who they are, to get you, to share personal information. When you see hundreds of ads, social media postings, and branded information you may not be looking at them critically.

Fraudsters that practice content abuse hope that you see only what they want you to see. Their particular con depends on fooling you. 

Fraudsters post ads for AirBnbs, jobs, vacation homes, on dating sites and all present you with all sorts of offers. Today they can use branding tools, professional-looking photography, and descriptions that may seem legitimate. Scammers try and mimic trusted brands and processes that you use all the time.