Top 5 Common Scams And How To Protect Yourself Against Them With Norton by Symantec

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I recently attended a seminar where an attorney from my state’s Attorney General Consumer Protection Division gave some helpful tips that I’d like to share with you.  The Attorney General monitors fraud and stays on top of new schemes that criminals use for stealing money and information.  From their information, here are some of the most common scams happening right now:

1.  Former Foreign Government Officials

People claiming to be officials, businessmen or surviving relatives of former government officials in countries around the world send you offers via email.  They say they will transfer thousands of dollars to your bank account if you will help them access their money.

2.  Tech Support

A tech support person may call or email and claim they are from Windows, Microsoft, or another software company.  They tell you your computer is sending out error messages and is infected with a virus.  From here they ask for remote access to “fix” it, meanwhile they are stealing personal information.  They may even ask for a wired payment or credit card information.

3.  Lottery Scams

You may receive an email saying you are the winner of a foreign lottery.  All you need to do to claim your prize is to send money to pay the taxes, insurance, shipping, etc.  You should never have to pay anything to claim a prize.


4.  Phishing

Phishing, also known as carding or brand-spoofing is a type of deception designed to steal your identity.  Have you received an email from a brand you know that includes their logo and looks very official but something just seems a little off?  If you think it may possibly be legitimate, go to the companies website or contact them through independent means, not through the email.

5.  Disaster Relief Scams

Every time there is a natural disaster, millions want to help.  Scammers take advantage by setting up fake charity institutions or soliciting your personal information to make a “donation”.

What can you do to protect yourself online?

Advice from the Federal Trade Commission, FTC, the nation’s consumer protection agency at, “The good news, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your computer. One of the most important steps you can take, install security software from a reliable company and set it to update automatically.”

Secure all your transactions online with a comprehensive security solution such as Norton by Symantec. With anti-phishing technology, this blocks fraudulent phishing sites designed to steal your information. Norton actively protects you from viruses, spam, identity theft and social media dangers.

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  • Spam Blocking 
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  • Scam Insight 
  • Anti-phishing Technology 
  • Intelligent 2-way Firewall 

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