WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.
A scam will be featured every now and then, so be sure to always check WYDaily.com and be in the know.
Online games and social media challenges can be a fun way to break the boredom while staying at home during the coronavirus.
However, they can also be a tool for scammers to mine personal information from potential victims.
Launching a quiz app may give its creators permission to pull information from your profile, offering hackers an opening to hijack your identity, according to AARP.
Also, innocent-sounding queries about your high school mascot or first car can be common security questions that banks and financial firms use to protect accounts.
Simply put: Be careful what you share online and remember that scammers are always watching.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.
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