Most crime victims receive sympathy and support, Whitty points out, but with online fraud, friends and family often blame the victim. '” As we approach the official day of love, many of us will receive the traditional anonymous valentines — albeit in digital form.
It usually doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess the sender, but sometimes, the admirer is actually unknown.
In those cases, curiosity is only natural, but stay vigilant — instead of romance, such e-cards may lead to malware, real money loss, or both.
Of course, installing a reliable Internet security suite such as Kaspersky Internet Security will protect you from malware and malicious links, but it will not protect you from a broken heart, unfortunately.
If you post a lot of pictures and haven’t updated your privacy settings, it’s easy for cybercriminals to make some educated guesses about how best to approach you.