Successful scammers are good at grooming you; they ask lots of questions about what you want in your life.
They will be thoughtful, caring and ‘looking for a soul mate’. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.
Mark receives an email with the subject line: ‘Somebody just put up these pictures of Mark drunk at this wild party!
’ Immediately, he clicks on the enclosed link, which takes him to his Facebook login page.
Social media sites like Facebook and Instagram don’t allow nude images.
If you have a complaint about a photo or video posted on these sites without your consent you can contact the site administrator to request that the offending material be removed. Don’t reply to emails or letters that scammers have sent you.
Identity theft is no laughing matter — prevention involves knowing what measures to take and putting those measures into action.