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19/12
2019

Tis the Season for Internet Scams: 10 Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Online Fraud

Tis the Season for Internet Scams: 10 Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Online Fraud

Looking to get ahead and start your Xmas shopping but you're worried about online scams?

Shopping online can remove the pain of fighting your way around a shop or waiting in the queue to check out. But with so many scams out there, it can be hard to know how to stay safe online.

Don't worry! Read on for 10 tips to avoid being a victim of online fraud.

1. Don’t Give Your Financial Information

The first tip and one of the most important is to never give out your financial information. Scammers will often claim they're from a retailer, bank or government agency. They might try to argue someone has tried to access your account, or you need to update it.

They're trying to fool you into providing your financial information. This is a common method of scamming which is called phishing.

Your actual bank or government authority won't ever ask for your financial informa...

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