This is not ham radio related, but I thought it might be a good public service announcement non-the-less...
I just watched this 23-minute long video detailing the anatomy of a scam and why they work so well. Oh and the glitterbomb stuff is pretty cool too!
In a nutshell here's why these scams are so effective:
I often receive text messages or emails from “Fido” telling me that they owe me a refund. The link posted kind of looks like Fido but not quite. So what to do? Don't click on the link. Instead:
If the message instead gives a phone number, do not call it. Instead:
Now, I don't even bother with the weekly Fido texts I receive, but last week, I got an email from Telus saying I had a lot of points to redeem. I didn't click on the link, which looked legit. Instead, I logged into my account and lo and behold: I managed to apply a $50 credit to my next bill and redeem a $25 Amazon gift card. Sweet!
Any other tips? Leave them in the comments below...