It’s become the flipside to the unlimited potential of the Internet. Fraudsters and hackers are everywhere and becoming more sophisticated by the minute. And while society becomes more and more dependent on the Web for everything from business to personal e-mails, it’s important to also keep in mind that these fraudsters are just as active and looking for the weakest, most susceptible targets to carry out their schemes.
There are too many scamming plots out there to list. Some of the major ones worth noting are phishing hacks, where an e-mail is sent from a seemingly reputable source asking you to update your account information, including your driver’s licence or social insurance number, passwords, credit card number, and more. You can imagine what anyone with ill intent could do with that much stolen information.