You Click Scammy Links and Answer Spam Calls
It seems like more than half of the emails and phone calls I receive are pure spam. If the message in an email or phone call sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Random entities just aren’t going to pay off your student loans or give you a free vacation. Another common scam is someone calling to tell you that your computer has a virus, or popups telling you that your computer needs to be cleaned. These tricks are designed to get you to give up personal information or to get you to give full, unrestricted access to your computer!
What to Do: There is one simple thing you can do to prevent this from happening: ignore them. Try a service like Call Control, which can help detect and block spam callers, and don’t click on anything inside of an email that you weren’t expecting. Most importantly, never give someone remote access to your computer unless it’s a legitimate service that you’ve personally requested.