Top Online Scams You Need to Avoid Today [Updated 2018]

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We truly want to believe that the Internet is a safe place where you can’t fall for all types of online scams, but it’s always good reminder to do a “reality check”. We, humans, can become an easy target for malicious actors who want to steal our most valuable personal data.Criminal minds can reach these days further than before, into our private lives, our homes and work offices. And there is little we can do about it. Attack tactics and tools vary from traditional attack vectors, which use malicious software and vulnerabilities present in almost all the programs and apps (even in the popular Windows operating systems), to ingenious phishing scams deployed from unexpected regions of the world, where justice can’t easily reach out to catch the eventual perpetrators.According to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Millenials are particularly more vulnerable to online scams than seniors, as shocking as it may seem. The research finds that “40 percent of adults age 20-29 who have reported fraud ended up losing money in a fraud case”.Here are the findings of a report about financial scamsSource: Federal Trade CommisionFor this reason, we need to know what are the most popular techniques malicious actors are using to get unauthorized access to our private information and financial data.We must not forget their final target is always our money and there is nothing they won’t do to accomplish their mission.Use the links below to quickly navigate the list of online scams you need to stay away from right now.Phishing email scams The Nigerian scam Greeting card scams Bank loan or credit card scam Lottery scam Hitman scam Romance scams Fake antivirus software Facebook impersonation scam (hijacked profile scam) Make money fast scams (Economic scams) Travel scams Bitcoin scams Fake news scam Fake shopping websites Loyalty points phishing scam Job offer scams SMS Scaming(Smshing) Overpayment Online Scam Tech Support Online Scams