For all their complex schemes con men are completely dependent upon your cooperation.At some point, you have to give them access, information, or money before they can commit their fraudulent activities.
That’s what makes the web so revolutionary – it’s constant ability to evolve. It seems not a day goes by that we don’t read about some form of Internet fraud.Banks, video gaming networks, and email providers, to name a few, have recently endured organized fraudulent activity.It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.” One click of the link and passwords, credit card numbers and other personal data can be removed from your computer. Con men can get you to do the strangest things It seems hard to believe, but many acts of fraud have been committed because a con man has persuaded a user to let him/her log into their account.This email can be sent on a site like Facebook, in your personal email, or within e Harmony’s internal email system. This usually happens after the con man and his victim have been in communication for a considerable period of time, and a certain amount of trust has been established.Here is a list of some of the “new and improved” ways con men are trying to get your attention. Con men look more average than ever Con men now use very average photos in their profiles.
They may steal Facebook photos or photos from the many blogs and social network pages we all have.Unfortunately, online dating sites are also sometimes targeted.Just like the Internet, fraud tactics evolve over time.While photos are important, don’t put complete stock in them. Con men are more subtle than ever Someone you’re dating is not likely to ask for your bank account number, but you may end up in a conversation where your date asks what high school you went to, or where you were born, or your first pet’s name. They may talk about themselves and talk about their first dog, and ask, “Did you have a pet when you were a kid?” It’s going to sound natural because, as we said, obvious con men are out of the game quickly.Watch out for the warning signs and don’t become complacent just because you found other information online. Con men are excellent Phishermen As you may know, “phishing” is the act of securing private information by appearing to be a trusted source and sending links that download personal information or install a damaging virus.