DAMN, DOUBLE HOMICIDE

B**CH!!!
  1. Don’t trust anyone on social media. You can’t assume that the person behind the account is the person. If someone that you know messages you on social media directing you to something or asking you to do something always text or even phone that person and check that it’s actually them before going ahead with it.
  2. Do not give out any personal information to strangers, not even your email address like I did. I’ll be honest I have been scammed before but it was a bank scam where they were asking for my bank details. I’ve never been asked for my email address and even I didn’t know that you could gather so much information from an old email address that was barely in use.
  3. If you see any strange activity on a friend’s account or someone you know, block that account immediately and report it.
  4. Use Two-Factor Authentication on all your social apps. If you don’t know what that is please Google it. This includes WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Email, LinkedIn etc this means that when hackers try you, they are going to have to endure a much harder process to get your account.
  5. Don’t fall for phone calls from legitimate companies. Scammers can impersonate Royal Mail, HMRC, Court, Police, Banks and so many other recognisable organisations. If you receive a call or email from an organisation about anything, even if it involves you potentially facing jail time, say to the person that you will call the company yourself and check everything and cut the call.
  6. Don’t be pressured in to acting too quickly. If someone contacts you and wants you to do something immediately DON’T.

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