Online scams are successfully impersonating the victim’s ISP
Some public WiFi hotspots in places likecafes, bars, airport loungesand hotels allow unsecured access which makes itespecially easy for hackers todo things likeinfect your device, access your files, or steal your usernames andpasswords
Here are some things you can do to help protect yourself:
- Use mobile data (4G) when possible
- Connect to an authentic network
- Consider using a VPN
- Report anything suspicious
- Update through a secure network e.g. at home
- Be especially careful with personal information
Smartphone users need to be on high alert to avoid being scammed. Understand the basics of common fraudster operations and it could protect your life savings.
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