Online Scams: 6 Common Types and How to Avoid Them


This blog post identifies the top ten common mistakes that users make, which cyber attackers frequently exploit, and outlines strategies to avoid them, ensuring online safety. It highlights the staggering ₦247 billion lost to scams in Nigeria in 2023 and delves into six prevalent online scams—job offer scams, lottery shams, beneficiary scams, online dating cons, charity fraud, and repair scams. The post emphasizes the importance of vigilance and offers practical measures to protect yourself from these digital threats.