Online Scams

Scammers use the internet to find and target victims with more or less sophisticated methods. Most scammers try to obtain sensitive personal information and if they succeed in doing so it could be financially devastating for the victims.

Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out your personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers. 

Tech-support scammers use pop-ups to convince users that they have a virus (or other problems) on their device. The scammers offer to “repair” the problem for a fee.

If you search for something beginning with “free” and ending with “code” or “gift card” you will probably come across a “free code generator” website. A scam that wastes your time and more.