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Correspondents may cultivate the relationship for several months before asking for money, but if they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it. Before you send any money to Ghana, please take the time to do your research and inform yourself. Start by considering the fact that scams are common enough to warrant this warning. Next, look over this partial list of indicators.

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Facebook Messenger is a great way to keep up with friends and family, but it can also be a method for scammers to defraud you, so be aware. Here's a likely scenario from a recent real-life case: A note arrives over Facebook Messenger that appears to be from a friend — right down to their name and photo — so you have no reason to question otherwise, at least at first. In fact, really good.

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Let me send you a link about it. At this point, I knew this was a scam. I blocked the person and reported the incident to Facebook, and I sent a note to my friend to let him know his was comprised and cloned by a cybercriminal. How to get a better night's sleep?

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On the desktop version, tap the Options an icon of a small gear to do the same. You can also send a message to Facebook at phish fb.

This is where you get a message that appears to be from one of your Facebook friends, saying they need money because of a situation they got themselves into. When in doubt, contact them in another fashion.

They may contain malware malicious software. Be equally as cautious with links to a website. In the past, misspelled words and awkward phrasings were giveaways of fraudulent efforts.

Some friend requests are A. Many of us are guilty of not regularly changing passwords or using the same password for most or all online activity. On a related note, be sure to use anti-malware software and keep it up to date. him or subscribe to his Tech It Out podcast at www.

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