Internet scams have been around since the very beginning of the internet, but the thing that people should always remember is that the malicious actors that are behind the various scams often change up their behavior. They do this to prevent people from being able to protect themselves against them, and because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up harming you, you might want to familiarize yourself with the scams that are occurring so that you can plan accordingly.

SecurityOrg conducted some research that revealed some interesting statistics about online scams. For one thing, 42% of people that use peer to peer payment apps such as PayPal have suffered from a scam in some way, shape or form. This is something that you might have experienced as well, since it is pretty common for people to pay for something through such a platform and to not receive the product that they paid for at all.

A lot of the scams that occur have to do with crypto as well, but it seems that crypto scams are somewhat less common than P2P transaction scams. A third of the people that have used crypto in the past reported being scammed, with the majority of these scams involving them putting their money into an exchange that was not altogether legitimate.

Another area where people often tend to spend a reasonable amount of money is in gaming and the like, and almost 50% of respondents said that they had suffered from a gaming related scam as well. This indicates…

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