Beware of fake ads for goods you’ve been eyeing
A colleague called me the other day to share a warning.
We’ve all become accustomed to the phishing emails and texts — attempts by scammers to make you think there’s something wrong with your account or they just need to verify one thing in order for you to click and share personal information.
I’ve also written recently about other scam calls and solicitations where scammers are hoping you are multitasking or not quite paying full attention and will fall for their trap.
Another growing scam is the fake ad that will lead you to a fake website that mirrors the real website for a company. In fact, if you don’t do some separate research to find the real site, you could very easily fall for the ruse.
My colleague, a fellow reporter, has been looking for a tandem kayak to use with his wife since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Like many…