After clicking on what I thought was a reliable link from a friend, my computer started shutting itself down with no warning. Then it crashed. I didn’t listen to my own advice: NEVER click on a link in an email.
Scammers are clever, and they are only becoming more sophisticated. They steal personal information with bogus phone calls, hijack your computer with seemingly trustworthy links and trick you into sending them money with the promise of a job.
But they’re only successful if you take their bait. Here are nine of the latest scams to watch out for and tips on how to avoid falling for them.