How to Avoid the Worst Online Scams


A man contemplates a computer set out on a mouse trap

SCAMMERS ARE QUICK to sense an opportunity to get you to click on something you shouldn’t, whether it’s the rise of a celebrity singer or the spread of a new coronavirus. It’s important to be able to spot these cons and give them a wide berth—otherwise you could find yourself stuck with malware on your device, or see your online accounts exposed, or find some of your most sensitive financial information leaked out on to the web.

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