Social Media Hacking, Internet Scam Safety Tips

Social Media Hacking, Internet Scam Safety Tips

Take precautions when shopping online this holiday season.

ASHEVILLE – Today’s burning issue involves addressing and preventing cybercriminal activity and holiday fraud. Do you have a question for Answer Man or Answer Woman? Email managing editor Karen Chávez at [email protected] and your question may appear in an upcoming column.

Questions: “I was born BC, before computers. Although I have developed reasonable competence, my skills are far from what it is for the younger generation. Many of my friends, including myself, have individuals who impersonate us and trying to get individuals to friend them by using our names. How does that kind of hacking happen and other than being smart enough not to reply, what can you do to stop it? Is there any way the hacker can be identified? “

Answers: Social media is all fun and games until someone creates a duplicate social media account that impersonates you and sends another request to connect to everyone on your friends list.

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