Scams and Scammers

There’s a lot talked about the weakest link when it comes to security and it should be no surprise that  quite often that weakest link is you.  Not specifically you, you understand, but each of us who ends up being the victim of a scam.  And the exploit in this scenario is our own vulnerability and willingness to believe in other people.  The scammers take advantage of this human trait with social engineering skills designed to lure us into making a wrong move.  For the humanitarian charities dealing with people it can be difficult to adopt the cynical approach that might forewarn of a scam.  For all of us education and awareness of scams and scammers can be invaluable.

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