By Rita R. Robison
High-tech scams are on the rise.
Con artists are using new channels and technology that didn’t exist 15 years ago including social media, pop-up ads on your computer, and text-message “smishing” scams, according to a Consumer Reports’ investigation.
- We’ll remove the virus we found for $100.
- You could win an iPad. Start bidding.
- Buy a gourmet dog-food coupon worth $61 – for just $16.
- OMG. Now you really can see who views your Facebook profile.
See the article “CR Provides Tips on How to Avoid Getting Burned By the Latest High-Tech Scams” for information on how to protect yourself from these scams.
For details on other scams, go to www.ConsumerReports.org or get the October issue of Consumer Reports on newsstands or in bookstores or libraries.
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