Twelve different online scams you should know


SCAMMERS have taken advantage of the internet and social media to defraud people of their hard-earned money using various tricks. 

This article highlights various scamming methods you should be aware of to avoid being scammed by fraudsters.

1 – One of the ways fraudsters carry out their scams is through what can be categorised as an employment scam. They clone a website – usually that of a government agency – and ask people to fill in their details, including sensitive ones like bank information that can be used to compromise the account. 

A fee would be requested before the completed form can be submitted. A payment portal will be provided whereby the applicant puts his or her bank card.

Two things happen here: the scam is either targeted at taking the fee or getting your details, which they will use to carry out transactions on your account without your approval.

This was what happened to Mercy Olayinka, who unknowingly…

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