With the development of Internet technologies, a new way of fraud has appeared. The Internet is a perfect place for scammers where they can spread out the netting in which naïve users should be trapped. Unfortunately, unless being aware of possible threats of virtual communication, more and more users become the victims of scammers.
What Types Of Fraud Are The Most Widespread?
- Financial fraudThis type of scamming is traditionally the leading one. Skilled scammers easily pull the wool over users’ eyes, so that victims even do not understand that they gave a sum of money to a dishonest interlocutor. Each cheater has his/her own story or even several fairytales. Usually, users realize that they have become a victim only when the person disappeared or disconnected.
- Financial fraud
- BlackmailHere is one more way to play up naïve users. Usually, scammers get some provocative information or data and further blackmail interlocutors. These are photos, video, or other evidence. Being afraid of shame or ruining the reputation, people are ready to fulfill scammers’ requirements.Here’s one useful tip: if you are blackmailed by photos, it is easy to say that your page has been hacked and someone used Photoshop to blackmail you.
- Sexual abuseThis type of cheating is possible while dating in a real life. If you decided to meet your interlocutor after communication in video chat, do not forget that you can be ensnared in an abusive situation. There are lots of schemes when victims truly believe their “hunters”. That’s why it is necessary to keep sober thinking during the whole date unless it is rather difficult.