Scammers taking advantage of your willingness to help Ukrainian people – WPXI


PITTSBURGH — Your willingness to help the people of Ukraine is seen by scammers as an opportunity to take advantage of your kindness.

Before donating to any causes, there are ways you can protect yourself from falling victim to anyone trying to cheat you out of your money.

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Cyber security specialist Sam Curry called the situation in Ukraine “fresh bait” for hackers of all kinds. He said you should think twice before opening any links on social media or in your email inbox.

“People put up

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