I (nearly) got scammed – this is Rowenna’s story

This is Rowenna’s story about how she (nearly) got scammed

Rowenna is sharing her story about how she (nearly) got scammed in the hope that it might help others and to assuage her “total embarrassment by doing something positive”.

UK Finance report that in 2022, criminals stole a total of £1.2billion through authorised and unauthorised fraud and scams.

During 2022 criminals have continued to focus activity mainly on socially engineering their victims, usually with the intention of tricking them into authorising a payment to an account within their control (known as Authorised Push Payment (APP) Fraud).

The tactics that criminals use include scam phone calls, text messages and emails, as well as fake websites and social media posts. Their aim is to trick people into handing over personal details and passwords. This information is then used to target victims and convince them to authorise payments.

Rowenna Fielding writes about data protection, ePrivacy and data ethics and this is Rowenna’s story about how she (nearly) got scammed.

Thank you to Rowenna for sharing you story – find out more about Rowena on Linked in at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/missiggeek/ or her website: https://missinfogeek.net

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