How to Protect Yourself from Online Scammers

As more of our day-to-day is spent on social media, online shopping, going down digital rabbit holes (hello, Wikipedia!), and staying in touch with our tribe, it’s important to be on the lookout for dangers that might arise.

These modern-day, digital equivalents of pickpockets might steal your identity, make fraudulent transactions to your bank accounts, or wreak general financial havoc. Yikes. Here are 6 tricks to look out for.


  1. Speed up payment for government financial assistance πŸ’Έ
  2. Avoid propaganda sites 🚫
  3. Trust your hunch about shady apps πŸ€”
  4. Keep your password to yourself πŸ”’
  5. Beware of tax preparer scams πŸ“Š
  6. Know the difference between Identity theft versus fraud βœ…
  7. Staying vigilant is key πŸ‘€