Maybe you feel it’s just you and there is a target on your back when it comes to unwanted calls, spam emails, and phony invitations to connect on Facebook. The good news is it’s not just you. The bad news is this has become a pervasive problem with no universal solution. What that means is it is up to each of us to manage our own security.
Today’s Social Solutions Show is all about what is happening in the world of hacking, spamming, faking, tricking, malware, and the like. We will share what to look for, how to avoid being a victim, and the vital role you can play in helping curb this phenomenon.
Think about it: have you received a Facebook friend request from someone pictured in a military uniform? It seems legit, but is it? Have you attracted followers on Twitter promising thousands of followers overnight and riches beyond your wildest dreams? Have you received emails that look like they come from sources you do business with? Companies like AT&T, PayPal, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, or Sears? And how many times have you seen an incoming call from a city and state with no other caller ID or a real name on your display; only to find out the caller is from a call center with an offer or threat? Maybe you have even received an invitation to connect on LinkedIn that just didn’t add up.
This is real and it is annoying, if not potentially dangerous