The complete guide to avoiding online scams


We know—you’re too tech-savvy to be fooled by an online scam. But even the smartest among us can fall victim to internet trickery, and we’ve all got those friends and relatives who could use a little extra help with digital security.

The basic rule for surviving internet scams is simple: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A little common sense goes a long way to realizing that you aren’t going to suddenly win the Spanish National Lottery when you didn’t even know you had a ticket.

Here’s our definitive guide to helping you (and your loved ones) stay safe online.

I’m sure no Loop readers would fall for any of these but this is a great article to pass along to those you know who may not be as technically literate.