BBB Warns Prince Fans to Watch Out for Potential Clickbaiting Scams
Clickbait scammers prey on unsuspecting consumers following far-reaching events like celebrity deaths, natural disasters and other tragedies
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning fans about the potential for "clickbaiting" scams following the death of superstar Prince.
Clickbaiting scams use a shocking headline to lure you into clicking on the link provided. After you click on the link, your computer may be infected with viruses and malicious software (malware) that could cause damage to your computer or worse—steal your sensitive personal information.
This stolen information could be used to perpetuate fraud and identity theft.
The BBB urges consumers to use caution when clicking on sensational headlines online because clickbaiting scams routinely occur after a well-known person has died or other large-scale, tragic event that has far-reaching effects has occurred.
Don't Let Car Dealers Take You In with an Illegal Yo-Yo Auto Sale Scam
You've finally filled out all the paperwork for a new or used car and drive it off the lot in triumph. Then, only a few hours (or days or weeks) later, the dealer calls you and tells you that you have to return the car because your financing didn't go through. What's going on? Is this legal? No.
Scam Alert: Don't Fall For a Fake Discounted Cable Service Offer
According to the scam alert released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), scammers are targeting unsuspecting consumers across the country by impersonating cable companies and taking advantage of subscribers' eagerness to save money on cable television services.
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Your Phone May Allow Hackers to See the Screen While It Charges
We use our phones to do all kinds of things. But those who use USB charging stations may want to think twice before checking off the first two items on that list. Security researchers have discovered a way to hack into smartphones using USB stations and view and record everything that is displayed on the screen.