online scams

Scams


The imagination of scammers has grown to new heights, even bringing back old forgotten scams to creating new ones. You may not have anything to hide but most of what is on your computer can be used to exploit almost every aspect of you from hacking into your bank account, stealing your work files - (Ransomware, Phishing, Hacking) to name a few.


Lets' see some scams going around


The fake purchase

This scam seems to come from scammers on gumtree looking for potential victims. In this time and age, instant EFT is possible, so ensure the money
is in your account. Don't be happy with a POP or text from the bank, as these
could have been created by the scammer to trick you out of your goods.

Phone call that someone is tampering with your account

It is not common that the bank is aware that someone has tampered with your
bank account, so receiving such a call is suspicious at best. If you received 
the call on a landline, you should use your mobile to call the bank and the reason
for that is below. 

phone tamper scam
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