There are so many scams out there when it comes to Social Media.
I found a website, the name is escaping me at the moment, but it looked very, very similar to a well known Social Networking site. As soon as you hit the site, they ask you to log in using your account name and password from the other Social Networking site. Scary to say the least. Obviously, it was a fake to me, but how many people look at a website like I do? There are so many people out there that would just type their user name and password in like it were no big deal.
These days, in this desperate economy we find ourselves within, you can’t be careful enough. Here are a couple of really important tips to remember when surfing sites.
1. Always double check the URL bar to make sure you are on the correct website. If a link takes you away from the original site, make sure you have a pop up blocker working.
2. When closing a window on a PC, NEVER click the little red “X” in the upper right hand corner! Always go to the boxed window in your bar at the very bottom if your screen and right click and close that particular window. The reason for this is because some hackers change the parameters of what certain functions on a popup can do. They could change the red “X” to open a separate program or another pop up window, instead of closing the original window.