How We’re Enticed to Fall Victim to Cyber-Fraud

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The Street

By Dan Weil Many emails and text messages contain links that, if clicked on, will lead to the theft of our personal information. We’ve all seen reports about the growth of cyber-fraud schemes. One common technique is phishing, where bad guys entice you to click on a link in an email or text message and then proceed to steal your personal information. While 48% of consumers in a global survey said they are confident they can recognize a scam, 73% admitted that they typically respond to terms or phrases scammers commonly use in emails or text messages. The poll was conducted by Visa and Wakefiel…

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