Scams, spam, identity theft and other kinds of frauds come in all shapes and colors. Scam is not only related to investments anymore. I have even heard about IRS, sports, celebrity scams amongst other. It seems like there is no stopping to the shape that a scam can take. Some scams are easier to spot than others. Other scams are so elaborate and clever in their wording that they can trick almost anyone. In all cases, we are all trying to avoid being the next scam victim. Some known scams are “the Nigerian” scams since the subject line or content says that they are from that country. In these scams you are told that you won the lottery, inherited a fortune or your help is needed to smuggle a large amount of money out of the country that you would then receive. All of these scams require upfront money from you.
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Anthony Morrison continues investigating scams on social media sites. The goal of Anthony Morrison’s research is to teach people how to avoid scam and stay safe on social media sites. Anthony Morrison latest post refers to scams on Twitter: “It is almost every day now that I hear about a new scam on Twitter. Twitter has become a target for scam artist that are sending out phishing scam messages. The way they are sending the scam messages is either by direct messaging or shortened URL.” Once again, Anthony Morrison is warning you about any unsolicited message received since it can be a scam. Anthony Morrison reminds you that prevention is the best way to stay safe. Anthony Morrison’s main tip to prevent scan is: “Don’t click on any unknown message”. According to Anthony Morrison this is the best way to stop the scam before it can harm you.
Anthony Morrison on another Facebook scam: “Not so long ago there was a story on how someone jacked someone else’s Facebook account and impersonated the victim. In this scam, the scam artist post messages to all of the victim’s friends claiming that he lost his wallet and was in the UK and needed money. Then the scam artist would ask for a wire to his account”. Anthony Morrison continues: “Lately, you hear about these scams stories almost every week. The scam rate is alarmingly increasing”. Anthony Morrison adds: “But scam is not a reason to abandon social media place. This is rather a wakeup call to learn how to not trust every message, post or friend. Just like in real life; scam artists are everywhere; even in social media sites”. Anthony Morrison conclusion; “We have to learn how to stay away from scam and make the most out of our social media experience”.