Be cautious and don’t give personal information on calls you didn’t initiate. Scammers can fake caller ID. Ask if you can return their call. If it’s a scam, they’re likely to try to convince you to stay on the line.
The latest study conducted by TRA Bahrain shows that some parents either only allow their children (aged 7-12) to use their private accounts to talk to family and friends, or may even had all of the passwords and account information for their children’s profiles so that they would be able to see what was occurring. The children were usually aware of this, and had no problem with their parent’s involvement in their online activities.
Snapchat now warns users when they attempt to send a link to klkviral (a website that tricked users into giving up their passwords) and other phishing sites.
“We are very sorry when anyone is tricked by phishing,” a Snap spokesman told The Verge. “While we can’t prevent people from sharing their Snapchat credentials with third parties, we do have advanced defenses to detect and prevent suspicious activity. We encourage Snapchatters to always use strong passwords, enable login Verification, and never use third-party apps or plugins.”
Snap says it uses machine-learning techniques to look for suspicious links being sent within the app, and proactively blocks thousands of suspicious URLs per year.
Source: The Verge