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Scammers set up fake websites with deals that are too good to be true to entice you to buy online. Stop and think before you buy online. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers set up fake websites with deals that are too good to be true to entice you to buy online. Don’t Get Kurupted – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Social media posts about things like where you live, your birthday and even information like your pet’s name can help fraudsters to find out your personal details. Be careful what you share, and always check your privacy settings. Social media posts about things like where you live, your birthday and even information like your pet’s name can help fraudsters to find out your personal details. Be careful what you share, and always check your privacy settings.

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Always use a different - complicated - password for every online account. Go and change your passwords! You should never use the same password on different online accounts. And while you’re at it, check your passwords aren’t easy to figure out.

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That is bang on. Don’t get fooled by someone sliding into your DMs offering you an easy way to make money by doing them a favour. Money mules are recruited lots of different ways, including DMs on social media. Don’t Get Kurupted by the promise of a quick way to make cash.

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Don’t Get Kurupted by scam websites. Scammers change the URL very slightly, so you think you’re buying from a reputable website. Don’t Get Kurupted – check the URL before you buy. Scammers sometimes change the URL very slightly, so you think you’re buying from a reputable website. Don’t Get Kurupted – check the URL before you buy.

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When you're shopping online it's important to check that you're buying from a genuine website or seller. A low price can be a sign that something isn't right!

It's easy to overshare on social media and give away your personal details without realising.

You should use a different, complex password for each online account.

As well as approaching people face to face to get them to be money mules, fraudsters also use social media to try to recruit money mules through DMs or adverts.

When you’re shopping online you should check the URL before you buy from a website.

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