Valentine's Day scams another example of online security threats
A recent Blogger News Network report suggested that Valentine's Day scams are generally out in full force and there several ways consumers can avoid such online security attacks.
According to the news source, people who are contacted through the internet with no mention of their own name may be a target of a "broadcast" scam. Consumers should avoid any person seeking companionship and asking for money.
"These scammers are like loneliness relief valves. In a way, they provide a different perspective by making baseless promises that they never intend to fulfill," the Blogger News Network report stated. "In the end, victims end up emptying their bank accounts."
Valentine's Day may be a celebration of couples' devotion, but relationships can take a turn for the worse, leaving a victim in a precarious position. According to New York Times writer Matt Ritchel, technology has made it more possible for scorned lovers to access their ex's sensitive financial information. To ensure their online information is safe, people can use password manager software to protect their banking information from being compromise.