Internet and Technology

Remember the Nigerian email scam

For some time the term “Nigerian email scam” was a huge buzz word in the media. Websites across the world were recognizing the potential harm of these scams and warning their faithful followers to stay away. Today, some sites (including us!) still keep a focus on these scams since they remain relevant and a constant threat, but others have lessened their focus on these scams. Why?

Are more and more people now aware that a dialogue isn’t needed or has the press just moved onto other hot topics and forms of scams? Regardless what answer to that question you believe is relevant you still should always remain aware of scams in all of their forms.

Prince of Nigeria email scams are just one of the many email scam forms that can enter your inbox. Reading each email with caution can help you be prepared for the next adaptation that will come along. Needless to say, scammers are always looking for new ways to steal your money and information so be on the watch. If you receive a suspicious email you should always stop and ask yourself if it could be a scam.

Sure, we discuss a number of Nigerian email scams, but those are not the only scams out there. Have you heard of phishing scams? Phishing scams are unique forms of email scams that prompt you to follow a link to verify information. Sounds confusing? Well, once you understand what a phishing scam is and how it presents itself it is very easy to spot one and hit delete.

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