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Nov 3, 2021

In this episode of privacy mentor, Carrie talks about a couple that fell for an elaborate pop-up scam that resulted in them losing nearly half a million dollars. She goes in depth about how convincing these criminals can be, by telling the story from the victim’s perspective, then explaining what they could have done to protect themselves.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • Not all scams have obvious warning signs
  • How to validate or eliminate potential threats
  • Is money sent via wire-transfer recoverable/reportable?
  • What steps to take if you find yourself a victim
  • How criminals take advantage of commonly accepted software
  • Why you should never save your login information in your web browser
  • The risk of remote access software