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https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/20...Feed:+nakedsecurity+(Naked+Security+-+Sophos)Lots of us have friends in the new-school sense of people that we think we know pretty well, but whom we’ve never actually met.
We “know” them via email, Twitter, Instagram, or in any of a number of online ways.
Unfortunately, some internet friendships aren’t what they seem – because it’s easy to pretend to be someone different from what you really are online.
And there is a whole school of cybercrookery that devotes itself to relationship-based scams.
Sometimes these unfold at the level of a full-blown online romance, but the internet is also full of horror stories about fraudulent business relationships and personal friendships.
It could be a work-from-home job offer that requires you to accept deposits through your bank account and pay on on the money to a third party, less a cut for your troubles.