You will not get Scammed if you do these.
1. You will not get Scammed if you do these.
When dealing with uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it’s over the phone, by mail, email, in person or on a social networking site, always consider the possibility that the approach
may be a scam. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
2. Know whom you’re dealing with.
If you’ve only ever met someone online or are unsure of the legitimacy of a business, take some time to do a bit more research.
3. Do not open suspicious texts, pop-up windows, or click on links or attachments in emails.
If unsure, verify the identity of the contact through an independent source such as a phone book or online search. Don’t use the contact details provided in the message sent to you.
4. Don’t respond to phone calls about your computer asking for remote access.
Even if they mention a well-known company such as Telstra. Scammers will often ask you to turn on your computer to fix a problem or install a free upgrade, which is actually a virus that will
give them your passwords and personal details.