How to avoid scams when buying a pet online

There are thousands of fraudulent websites waiting to scam potential pet owners.

Jack Mark Whittaker, PhD Researcher, Sociology of Cybercrime, University of Surrey • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Shopping online to stay safe during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams

Setting up an online scam can be as simple as registering a domain name, signing up for an online payment account and copying and pasting product info from legitimate businesses.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~10 min

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Does ignoring robocalls make them stop? Here's what we learned from getting 1.5 million calls on 66,000 phone lines

The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn't abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.

Bradley Reaves, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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