The calls with the free cruise, the links with too-good-to-be-true loan relief offers - there are some scams that scream danger. But there's a new crop that may be harder to spot.
The tech experts at Mic.com lay out the newest traps that could compromise your personal information or bank account.
First, don't fall into the social media trip.
Facebook scams are on the rise. Keep a close eye on offers from "friends" and never send money this way.
Airbnb scams are also multiplying, with offers that send you to a website that looks like Airbnb, but it's not. Click with caution: If the website address ends with .info and not .com you could be dealing with scammers.
Those "Re:" or in response emails make it look like someone is getting back to you with answers to a question or order info. It looks like a brand or name you trust, so you open it. People who clicked on links ended up with dangerous malware.
There's a new round of scam calls making people think they are in trouble for missing jury duty. Many ask you to "pay a fine," but don't fall for it.
Also, watch out for "smishing," or phishing attempts sent over texts.
Many of these look like texts from your bank or credit card company, or even notifications from the IRS.
They look official, so be careful - especially if they ask you to click on a link and ask about your password or personal info.
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