Scary Scary Scams


Phishing Scam

Phishing scams are usually emails that try to get you to share your personal information. Many times it will look like it is from a real business or company, like your bank or Pay Pal, but really, it is a scammer who is hoping you will share your information so they can steal or identity, your money or both!

If there is a generic greeting, grammatical mistakes, or a link for your click on to enter information, chances are it is probably a phishing email. The biggest thing to look for is if the information seems too good to be true it probably is and it is probably a scam. Don't fall for it!

Lottery Scam

The Lottery Scam is kind of like a phishing scam. It is usually a letter or email that looks like it is from some organization that is giving money away and that you won some sort of lottery. However, it will tell you that you must pay some sort of fee in order to claim the money you won or to play to win. If you pay the fee, your money goes to the scammer and you will never see the prize that you supposedly won. Legitimate lotteries will not make you pay in order to earn chances to win. If you get scammed or receive an email or letter that might be a scam, you should contact law enforcement.

Tech Support Scams

Imagine you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a computer company and they tell you they have detected viruses on your computer and either need access to your computer in order to remove the viruses and fix your machine or need you to pay a fee in order to get rid of the malware . What would you do?


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Lottery Scam. Digital image. Hoax Slayer. Brett M.Christense, 2014. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.

Phishing Scam. Digital image. Buddhism PC. Buddhism PC, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.