BASIC RULES OF THE ROAD
This website is huge, so if you read nothing else here, always remember these most basic rules of the road.
If there were a contest for the most useful advice in the fewest words, the above would be my entry.
Even keeping these three points in mind, victims can sometimes be fooled because the scammers know so much about them. This is the inevitable fallout from far-too-many data breaches.
A March 2022 article in the Washington Post suggested: "To avoid a scam using the conflict in Ukraine ... start with the premise that every direct message, link, email or text is fake and work from there. This should be your default response to any contact you did not initiate".
Any time you are asked to pay for something with a gift card,
it is a scam. Here we see a drug store that fought back against these scams.
Non-technical computer users should use a Chromebook. Compared to all other mainstream operating systems, ChromeOS (the name of the operating system on a Chromebook) is much more secure and requires no care and feeding.
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