Beware: Online Scams

[collaborative post]

Earlier today I stumbled across probably the best TED Talk of the year so far because we are only in January, obviously. Comedian James Veitch tells us all about the fun he is having replying to spam emails that he receives (TL;DR he does it to waste the time of the spammers so they aren't targeting innocent individuals but he's having a huge amount of fun doing it). 

The problem is though that there are innocent people out there having their personal information used and abused so Data Label pulled together this infographic which highlights the different types of scams that you may encounter online. 

Please pass it on to anyone you might think would benefit from the information and let me know if you have been a victim of an online scam yourself or if you have any useful hints and tips.