There are a whole lot of scams categorized under online scam. Some of them are BEC (Business Email Compromise), hacking, dating scam among others.
The success of online/internet scam depends on the skills of the scammer, the vulnerability of the victim, loopholes in financial regulations and security lapses. (We will discuss these issues in our subsequent post and their solutions)
Note: no matter how careful and intelligent you are, you can still be scammed. If you have ever been scammed take heart and take more precautions.
While internet scam is becoming more and more popular, offline scam is still a problem. When you enter popular markets like computer village, Ikeja, Onitsha main market etc and you are shortchanged, or when you are walking on the road and “some boys block you, before you know what’s up them don corner you” and many of such actions. It shows that offline scams are still on the increase.
Unlike online scam, protecting yourself from offline scam is a different ball game altogether. Common sense is the most important security tool you need.
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