Anamika learned about it the hard way.
She thought she was renting an apartment on Airbnb. Unfortunately, scammers tricked her into using a fake website and paying twice for a phoney apartment. As a result, she lost more than $4,000 and trust in online payments.
What Anamika fell for was a social engineering trick.
Such methods exploit human psychology to manipulate and lure unsuspecting users.
Learn more about fraudsters’ cruel ways and how to keep your money away from them in the new episode: