Scam Spotter Makes Defense Clear and Simple | Avast

Last week, Google and the Cybercrime Support Network launched a public service site called Scam Spotter that aims to bring scam awareness and fraud protection to all users, including the least tech-savvy. The site uses an easy-to-read large font and very simple terms to explain scams and describe “three golden rules” every user can follow to protect themselves. The rules guide the user to recognize false urgency, to reach out to the official agency supposedly making the request, and to avoid falling for payment demands. The site also explains the most common ruses found in inboxes today – COVID-19 scams, romance scams, bad news scams, and good news scams. 

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