You've fallen for a scam! Now what?
By Jeandre de Beer / Pc World
What’s done is done. Here’s what you need to do to keep your mistake from costing you further.
Cyber Criminals tricked you into giving away some sensitive information. How can you mitigate this situation?
Don’t feel bad. We all make mistakes.
But with these sorts of mistakes, you have to act fast to avoid disaster.
What you need to do depends on how you were tricked.
Did you give them your email password? Your bank and/or credit card numbers? Your passwords for Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites?
Did they remotely access your PC, or trick you into installing software?
If you have reason to believe that criminals can access your financial accounts, call your banks and credit card companies immediately. Explain the situation and follow their instructions.
Next, change any passwords that might have fallen into criminal hands. This includes email, social-media, and other passwords.
If you’ve been using the same password for multiple accounts, change all of those passwords as well.
And stop using the same password for multiple accounts already!
If you can’t change a password—or even log on to a site—that means the crook got there first. Check the site for instructions on recovering a