Scammers targeting domain owners won’t be a new thing. Many scams start with phishing emails, which can make you panic. In this weakened state, you may immediately click on the link. From here on you are more likely to venture on and give your details to the scammers who will then steal your money. Recently, I received an email saying that my worldoweb domain had expired. On examining the email it looked pretty legit. I was almost a victim myself.
Millions of innocent people are victims or potential victims of scams each year around the world. Sadly these scams are ever-changing and just as you think you know the latest scam another one pops up. Here are some scam-busting websites that can prevent you from being the next victim.
Over the years, although heard of, I have never fallen victim to a Gumtree scam although I have had several conversations with one. Recently I sold my home and I need to go into rented accommodation for 3 months, until my new house is available. With 3 weeks before the big move, I placed a little advert on Gumtree to see if anyone had any short-term lets available. Amazingly on waking the next morning, I had received several text messages from different people.
No doubt you will have heard of spam, phishing, viruses and trojans by now. After all they are constantly a threat to our security and it is the main reason why we have firewalls and anti-viruses on our computers. Threats are not entirely computer based though you may be also subject to telephone calls from people pretending to be from your ISP or even from Microsoft themselves! Be aware of the scammer!