1) Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams
According to the National Credit Union Administration, scholarship and financial aid scams may involve:
2) Employment Scams
Some red flags for job scams are: offers that appear too good to be true, requests for upfront payment or personal information, a suspicious-looking email address or company website, or being asked to interview in an unusual location.
3) Imposter Scams/Identity Theft
Emotional or threatening calls should be disconnected. They try to scare you into doing something without thinking about it first. To make the scam seem even more realistic, the scammer may ‘spoof’ the incoming call, making it look like the call originated from a number the victim recognizes.
5) Nonexistent Apartments, Books, and Moving Services
Never agree to rent an apartment without seeing it both inside and outside and don’t make a deposit or pay rent over the phone.
6) Misleading Credit Card Offers
Protect Yourself By Doing your own research if you need a credit card, instead of responding to a solicitation.
7) Public Wi-Fi Scams
Avoid logging on to banking or other sensitive sites while on public Wi-Fi networks and, if possible, don’t visit any website on public Wi-Fi that requires you to enter your password.
8) Social Media Scams Protect Yourself By Only adding friends you actually know, limiting the amount of information you post online, and being cautious of invitations to “like” pages.
Don't do anything that family, friends or employers would find offensive, or you can expect it could have been documented.
Easy ways id thieves/imposter can get your info
What they might do:
Prevention is easier than fixing
Pretexting: A false motive based on what they know about you.
Phishing: Trick you into giving passwords or sending money.
Water-Holing: test popular websites for vulnerabilities and use them to infect frequent visitors
Quid Pro Quo: Trick you into installing malware to "fix" or "improve" your system.
Honeytrap: Like Catfishing: False identity to lure people into trap.
Diversion Theft: Trick the company into making the delivery somewhere other than the intended location.
Spear Phishing: A small, focused, targeted attack via email on a particular person or organization
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