Be careful: That perfect flower arrangement you found online for mom could be a scam. Michelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau says scammers are out, even on Mother’s Day.
Tabler said one way to avoid becoming a victim is to check the florist’s legitimacy on the BBB’s website. Another way to avoid getting conned out of cash is to only deal with local florists. She said then to check what other people are saying about the florist. If it looks good, use that company.
Tabler mentioned the “10 Concert” trend on Facebook, where a user will post the 10 concerts they attended, is a data mine for hackers. She added that hackers can figure out a person’s age by the concerts they attended as well as their taste in music. Hackers will use that information to send out a phishing email, one that people are more likely to click on. Once they do, malware will be put on their computer.