Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Dec 7, 2015
Beware Breaking News Scams
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Whenever there’s breaking news, it’s not uncommon for us all to jump onto Google to try to get more details.
Most people believe they can trust whatever comes up on a Google search, but I’m here to tell you that you can’t and you shouldn’t, especially when there’s breaking news.
Malicious groups routinely target breaking news stories with fake news sites, often times claiming to have exclusive pictures of the event.
They can also place rigged sites through sponsored links which can appear to be the first link.
Google does its best to police this activity, but it’s nearly impossible to catch everything that gets thrown at them.
The best way to avoid this type of scam is to stick to your trusted news sources instead of doing a Google search.
Bookmark your favorite news sites on your computer and smartphone or use news apps if they’re available.
Scammers study our behavior so they can target us, so this is one behavior that you should consider changing.