We all know someone who has been scammed. Some scams are easy to spot while others are more cleverly disguised because they appear to be authentic.
Usually, these scams have the same thing in common: you have to do something before they work. Often, you have to send money to someone based on a promise that turns out to be false. Others require you to give your personal details to people whom you have just met.
Fortunately, protecting yourself against online scams is simple although it takes a little effort on your part.