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Fake Website Scam

Scam websites are any illegitimate internet websites used to deceive users into fraud or malicious attacks. Scammers abuse the anonymity of the internet to mask their true identity and intentions behind various disguises. These can include false security alerts, giveaways, and other deceptive formats to give the impression of legitimacy.
Click the play button below to watch a video example:
Click here to play the YouTube Video for this Senior Fraud Alert Scam Lesson
The first step is to identify the fraud. In the video above, were you able to hear the clues in the story and detect the Fake Website Scam? The next step is to prevent the scammer from victimizing you or others. If you encounter a similar situation, use these tools to protect yourself from this type of fraud.
Fake Website Scam Clues
  • You get an email you didn't ask for
  • You get an email from a familiar company but you didn't ask for it from them and if full of requests for you to "update" your information
  • If there are spelling and grammer mistakes, it is a scammer.
Fake Website Scam Defence
  • If the website is asking for any of your information, don't do it.
  • Do not click on the links in any email you didn't ask for or on any email asking you to update your information or your credit card.
  • Google the name of the company, open your account and check your information. If you see that the Googled website if different from the website they sent you to, exit the website from the email.
Now it’s your turn!


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