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Watch Out for Scams Related to Ukraine
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Watch Out for Scams Related to Ukraine

The all to real, recent war in Ukraine has gathered quite a bit of attention. Sadly, cybercriminals use these emotional events to prey on victims. Now more than ever, being vigilant to phishing attacks and disinformation campaigns.

There are many ways that cybercriminals will try and scam you. A prime example, cybercriminals may try and trick you into sending money using cryptocurrency. The cybercriminals may try and take advantage of your sympathy by pretending to be Ukrainian victim’s needing financial assistance.

Cybercriminals may also attempt to manipulate your emotions by spreading false information, or disinformation. This disinformation is intentionally designed to mislead you. This false information may be conveyed to you through email, text message, or even social media posts.

Don’t fall for these scams & follow the tips below to help keep you safe:

  • If you would like to make a donation to support any cause, donate directly through a trusted organization’s website.
  • Be on the lookout for social media usernames that only consist of random letters and numbers. These accounts are most likely run by bots and not be real users.
  • Stay informed by following trusted news sources. If you see a sensational headline, stop and do your own research to verify the validity of the headline.
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