Nigerian 419 scams (aka Advanced Fee Fraud) date back to the days when fax machines and snail mail were the primary business communication tools.
In fact online romance scams have been referred to as “the most costly in existence” by international authorities.
Every year, thousands of people lose their money and personal information to telephone scams.
Typically, phone scammers will try to sell you something you hadn't planned to buy and will pressure you to give up personal information, like your credit card details or Social Security number.
While there are many ways you can be duped online, you can arm yourself by learning to recognize the most common scams.
Keep your guard up, and always keep an eye out for anything that looks suspicious.
Cybercrime is a very lucrative business for Internet con artists, and this is why these scams are so prevalent across the web.