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How to Spot Common Online Scams

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Technology makes life easier for you, but also for scammers. Social media, email, payment apps, crypto and more open up ways for fraudsters to seek your personal and financial information.

Here are just a few common scams often initiated online:

1. Romance scams – typically start with a friend or follow request on social media.

2. Email scams – often include a false claim and encourage you to click a link.

3. Investment scams – usually feature a too-good-to-be-true story about cryptocurrency or investment apps.

4. Quiz scams – ask you seemingly innocent questions, but then use your personal info to hack your online accounts.

Interested in learning more about these and other scams related to technology?

Get insights from leading fraud prevention organizations in this article on tech-focused fraud.

If you think you’ve been a victim of any type of scam, reach out to us right away at 800‑236‑5560 or  

Please share details with us when you hear of, or experience, a possible scam! This helps us inform and protect our members and community.

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