How it really happened : NINJIO Season 4, Episode 6, Vacation Devastation

 

In NINJIO’s Season 4, Episode 6, when a vacation rental goes horribly wrong, Ava takes an important lesson to heart – friend requests on social media from strangers pose a unique security threat.  This is knowledge that she resolves to pass to her daughter as clearly as possible.  It’s crucial to know who exactly you’re connecting with on social media and to be vigilant against these fake and possibly malicious offers.

 

 

AirBnB users getting scammed with fake rentals, account closures

USA Today describes the Airbnb scams that have been hitting users.

 

Widely-circulated Hersheypark survey promising free tickets turns out to be a scam

PhillyVoice discusses fake offers that spread on social media, along with some other end-results for the users, such as signing the user up for a service or installing malware on the user’s device.

 

How to Avoid Imposter Scams

Consolidated Credit takes a look at different imposter scams and teaches readers how to avoid them.

 

Scam Alert: Fake Job Recruiters Tried to Catfish Us, Here’s What Happened

A How-to-Geek writer received one of these scam requests from social media – the writer played along to see exactly how far the scam could go.

 

Broker Imposter Scams: Remember To Ask And Check

FINRA issued a notice to be on the lookout for imposter scams and the sort of information that these fraudsters might ask from you.

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