June 15, 2024

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In this dated photo from October 25, 2017, a warning of “Access Denied” shows up on the monitor of a staff member in Global Cyber Security Company Group-IB based in Moscow. Referring to efforts of online scams attempting to hack into the computers of Russian banks through ransomware, the company made this revelation at the time. (AP/Pavel Golovkin)

86-year-old Sandra Jung from North Little Rock was scheduled to tidy up her home on May 8. She shares the house with her longtime companion Rodney Nicholson, and his daughter was set to visit them from Canada the following day.

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## Frequently Asked Questions
### How can I protect myself from online scams?
By staying informed about the different types of scams that exist and being vigilant while online can remarkably reduce the risk of falling victim. Always double-check information, never disclose personal detail to unverified sources, and keep your devices protected with the latest security software.

### What can be done if an individual falls victim to an online scam?
If you believe you’ve become a victim of an online scam, file a report with your local law enforcement and contact your bank immediately if your financial information was involved. Also, report the incident to the online platform where the scam occurred.

### Are there organizations that can help victims of online scams?
Yes, there are numerous organizations like Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) that can provide assistance to scam victims. They can guide you on how to mitigate the damage and steps to prevent it from happening again in the future.