Internet Scams 2022

Happy Safer Internet Day 2022! From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns. Here are some web resources that can help protect you and your loved ones from various Internet hazards.

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5 Common Scams Targeting Teens – And How To Stay Safe

From knock-off designer products to too-good-to-be-true job offers, here are five common schemes fraudsters use to trick teenagers out of their money and sensitive data.

Why You Are 18 Times More Likely To Get Scammed On Social Media

“Scams that are starting on social media sites now account for 25% of all reported losses to fraud in 2021.  That’s a whopping 18 fold increase from 5 years ago.” Learn more about the scams, how to protect yourself and what to do if it happens to you!

Scam Alert: Think Twice Before Taking That Facebook Quiz

Those quizzes and games on Facebook are a fun way to pass the time. But some of them are designed to learn enough about you to hack into your personal accounts. This article shares some tips that can help you determine which quizzes are safe.

Facebook, Instagram Are Hotbeds for Scammers

Scams that started on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites doubled in 2021, leading to $770 million in consumer losses, a federal agency warns. This article from AARP shares information on 3 current types of social media scams: investment scams, romance scams and online shopping scams. Learn about them and ways to stay safe.

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