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Google launches Scam Spotter program to help internet users identify and prevent fraud

May 28, 2020

As the pandemic continues, many are still relying on the internet for everything, from work or school classes, to socializing and shopping. It’s not a stretch to assume that internet scammers are even more active now than they were before, trying to capitalize on the situation by manipulating or even scaring people into losing their hard-earned money.

Scam statistics and COVID-19

In a blog post, Google’s Vice President shared that there have indeed been record-high scam reports in recent months, and according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), $1.9 billion were lost to scams just in 2019.

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