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Limit what you share on social media to protect your identity

Social networks are vast, eminently searchable data repositories. As such, it’s usually a bad idea to post any personally identifiable information on them because you don’t know who might see it. Don’t ever share your address, birthday or Social Security number in any online public forum, whether Twitter or a message board.

Nigerian Scam: The next generation

“I am a single American soldier, would you send me money?” – this is how a mother and daughter convinced hundreds of victims to send them money as part of a huge ‘Nigerian Scam’ style fraud. The Nigerian Scam is one of the more common types of financial frauds. This scam is usually carried out […]

The elderly and children are often victimized by cybercriminals.

How to avoid common social network frauds

Since the last blogs posted about multiple social networks frauds, I’ve been getting multiple questions so I’ve decided to publish the common fraud attack methods and how to recognize and avoid them. The social networks are very fertile ground for cybercriminals, and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between true stories and those who spread […]