There were also cases where not only money was lost in the scam, but people were kidnapped or even worse.
In this blog post we exposed more examples of scams carried on social media networks (tips on how to stay safe from them included).
If your system becomes infected with such dangerous malware, you will become one of the bots which are part of a larger network of affected computers.
In this unfortunate event, your computer will start sending private data and financial information to a fraudulent server controlled by IT criminals.
In exchange for your help, they promise you a very large sum of money.
This is just the beginning, as they will continue to ask you to pay more and more money for additional services, such as transactions or transfer costs.
It’s one of the main scamming techniques used to spread financial and data stealing malware.
Here’s a complete guide on how to detect and prevent phishing attacks – filled with screenshots and actionable tips.
Source: Wikimedia Commons Nigerian scam is one of the oldest and most popular online scamming technique used mostly by a member of a Nigerian family with wealth to trick different people.
In order for their success rate to grow, scammers create a sense of urgency.
They’ll tell you a frightening story of how your bank account is under threat and how you really need to access as soon as possible a web page where your must insert your credentials in order to confirm your identity or your account.