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    Scammers are very creative and sometimes you may be unfortunate to get caught flat-footed. Take this incident last week that was experienced by my husband. His uncle sent him a friend request in Facebook. Alhough that uncle is already a friend in Facebook of my husband, he still accepted and would just ask later why he had a double account. But before he could exit from Facebook, the fake uncle messaged him about winning $100k in a Facebook casino site. My husband's name was in the winning list, said that fake uncle who gave an email address for my husband to verify. Indeed the email [email protected] replied to the affirmative that my husband is a winner. He was given the link - https://casinofacebook87.webnode.com/ and the rest is history that it was obviously a scam.

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    I know they're alot of scammes now online and as such one just have to be careful and weary of people contacting one on social media or on any platform.I don't accept strangers on my accounts,I research about a thing before accepting it.I don't reply any email I never solicited for.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Corzhens View Post
      Scammers are very creative and sometimes you may be unfortunate to get caught flat-footed. Take this incident last week that was experienced by my husband. His uncle sent him a friend request in Facebook. Alhough that uncle is already a friend in Facebook of my husband, he still accepted and would just ask later why he had a double account. But before he could exit from Facebook, the fake uncle messaged him about winning $100k in a Facebook casino site. My husband's name was in the winning list, said that fake uncle who gave an email address for my husband to verify. Indeed the email [email protected] replied to the affirmative that my husband is a winner. He was given the link - https://casinofacebook87.webnode.com/ and the rest is history that it was obviously a scam.
      I too was a victim of scam. I received many text messages that I won great amount of money. I called up the person who texted me and then he told me to deposit an amount to his account before I will claim my prize.

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      • #4
        I don't easily believe in this kind of strategy of scammers. I received a lot from emails and text messages about winning on something that I did not even know. What I do with this kind of email is just ignore and delete the message. Never respond to it or talk to the sender. They will just ask you for some sensitive information or money and then disappear.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by superlicca View Post
          I don't easily believe in this kind of strategy of scammers. I received a lot from emails and text messages about winning on something that I did not even know. What I do with this kind of email is just ignore and delete the message. Never respond to it or talk to the sender. They will just ask you for some sensitive information or money and then disappear.
          This is the best approach to any scam information,I get alot phishing mails especially links that I need to click,I totally ignore them.Scammers really lure greedy people more because they know greedy people will mostly likely fall for scams.

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          • #6
            Recently many scammers pose as big corporations - especially through e-mail. I often receive scam mail online but most of the times it is filtered into my spam box. Other times though, especially on mobile, it goes straight into my Inbox and it often appears to be from a monetary organization - like my bank or PayPal. On mobile it's difficult to see the exact address of the sender, but I know my ways. Any website that e-mails you and then prompts you to login into your account is really fishy to me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by berry View Post

              This is the best approach to any scam information,I get alot phishing mails especially links that I need to click,I totally ignore them.Scammers really lure greedy people more because they know greedy people will mostly likely fall for scams.
              That is right! If the a link is unsolicited, you don't need to click on it. Hackers send out malicious links in emails and texts daily. Some links have virus or you will get hacked by clicking on links. It is better to be safe than sorry. If the link is coming from a trusted friend who already clicked the link then it will be safe.

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              • #8
                I don't think that you can protect yourself against scams.Scams are everywhere you look and before the internet they were scammers around.They are people who think that they can make quick money without lifting a finger.They area always people who want to make quick money. On the internet you have to be very careful. You have to deal with websites that you know, don't click on links at random. Also get an antivirus to protect you against any malicious malware that in most cases is aimed at stealing your details. Unfortunately in life they will always be scammers all we have to do is protect ourselves. Be alert and careful when you are online, the scammers are getting smarter.

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                • #9
                  I protect my account by using strong worded password and if possible use 2FA so that people hardly get access into accounts. I don't clicks on emails that are not needed by me or send from strangers. I think it better we deal on things we know about only online.

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                  • #10
                    Try as much as possible not to open any link you aren't sure of who sent it to you because most times these links are embedded with security protocol to capture your data and bypass your account.

                    Also, try and activate Two-factor Authentication for all your online accounts because it's the best way to prevent spams from entering your account or getting your account hacked.

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