Welp, February was the last time I’d gotten one of these scam messages, but I got one yesterday so I’m sharing a little reminder!
So it all starts when you get a message from one of your friends, but in reality, they didn’t send the message, a hackers code has, as your friend has had the misfortune of clicking on a link sent to them by one of their friends who also clicked on a link sent to them by one of their friends – God only knows who started the chain!
The message reads:
ANYONE who clicks on this link will take them to a site which hacks their data and sends out the same message to all their friends.
So just a few tips to prevent you and your friends private information:
First off – if I ever ‘send’ you something that has misspelling in it or improperly capitalized, and I don’t correct myself right away… it’s probably not me…I’d be rather dead then sending out horrifying spelling such as the above!
Second off – if I send you something that has a security certificate warning when you click into the browser and I don’t immediately explain myself (this is a rare occurrence, and more then likely we would be already working together in regards to me fixing your computer) it’s more then likely a scam, and I welcome you to question me on it!!!
Thirdly – (Please don’t take offense but) NEVER click past your browser security unless you know what you’re doing, this will prevent much unneeded headache for you and your friends.
Stay safe out there – Much love – SarahTonin
See last scam’s description here, cleverly titled, ‘Its you?’