How to Protect Yourself from Scam. Scammers get creative and invent new tricks basically every day to steal your money and personal data. The best way to protect yourself, your family and your money is to be aware of their latest tricks. Remember that forewarned is forearmed, and it’s always better to be prepared and ready to face the dangers that may wait for you in the street or online.
How to avoid the dream job scam 0:46
You post your CV on a foreign website and wait for a miracle. And you might really receive a call or a letter where a manager tells that your CV is great, you’ve got this job, and your salary will be even higher than you have expected. But you’ll also be asked to pay additional expenses related to your relocation to another country. Or you’ll have to buy job-related tutorials that will be supposedly paid back on your first paycheck. You will pay them and even come to another country where no one is waiting for you. It’s not just about money – such scammers can be after your personal information! They may demand from you your social security number, bank account information, or even credit card information. Remember that no one can make you pay for anything in advance or demand your personal information.
Hot to avoid the dropped money scam 3:20
A boy comes up to you in the street and says that you’ve dropped your money. You take the money, thank the boy and go away. Suddenly his “parents” come up to you and claim that you’ve stolen the boy’s money when he just wanted to make a change. Never take money or other items (a wallet or a ring) if they’re not yours. If this type of thing has still happened to you, go to any public place with security cameras and call the police.
How not to fall for lottery scam 5:20
You’re offered a free lottery ticket in a store. You scratch it and realize that you’re a winner. To get your prize, you have to call a phone number provided on the ticket and provide your personal data. A bit later you find out that these 4 minutes of the phone call have cost you a fortune.
How to protect yourself from hungry ATM scam 6:35
You probably know that scammers use special devices that can read your card number. At the same time, a tiny camera records your PIN. Robbers have started putting a piece of tape in the card slot and cards get stuck in there. Crooks just take your card and walk away while you’re calling the bank. It’s better to withdraw cash at a bank where people work. If an ATM has eaten your card, don’t leave and call the bank via the hotline.
How to use free Wi-Fi safely 9:03
Scammers create free networks with the name of the mall or hotel that you might try to connect to first. Sometimes such a network requires your personal data so crooks get access to your personal or bank information and passwords. If you’re in a public place, ask the help desk if they have any free Wi-Fi networks. If you really need to access the internet, it’s better to go to a cafe or a restaurant and use reputable networks.
Dream job 0:46
Dropped money 3:20
Purchases stolen from under your nose 4:22
Lottery victory 5:20
Hungry ATM 6:35
Electronic pickpocketing 7:44
Free perfume samples 8:23
Free Wi-Fi 9:03
Bonus: a simple life hack against burglars 9:48
-Remember that no one can make you pay for anything in advance or demand your personal information. Always check out information about companies as well as their contact details.
-Never take money or other items (a wallet or a ring) if they’re not yours. If this type of thing has still happened to you, go to any public place with security cameras and call the police.
-Check the items you want to buy before you take them away and never leave your purchases with strangers.
-Don’t take free lottery cards. If you decide to take one and you win, check the information about this lottery on the internet before calling.
-It’s better to withdraw cash at a bank where people work.
-Buy a special electronic wallet that offers scam protection. It’s called an RFID wallet.
-Try to avoid strangers’ offers to try new perfumes on the streets even if they’re really interesting.
-If you really need to access the internet, it’s better to go to a cafe or a restaurant and use reputable networks instead of using free Wi-Fi.
-Don’t open the door if you’re not expecting anyone to come over. If the members of a certain organization do come, you should call the company and clarify whether these people work there or not.
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