Online safety

While everyone can be a victim of a scam, fraud, a breach of privacy, or a stalker, letters I have received from plus-size women detailing their experiences show that many are being targeted at their most vulnerable part: Their self-esteem, or the perceived lack thereof.

How do you recognize (romance) scams, advance fee frauds, suspicious emails, and the like? And how do you deal with pushy people that won't take “No!” for an answer? This section of the website deals specifically with these issues.

You can protect yourself, and take action to assure it doesn't happen again, both before and after the fact. And there are simple things you can do to make sure that what you say to one person, doesn't end up with another, which is all too common on the internet.

This chapter is about safely communicating with people on the Internet. It uses simple, non-technical language with easy to follow examples which can be understood by even those not computer savvy.

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Last updated: June 12, 2017