Scams have been around forever, but with the use of the internet people have really got clever. People are a lot smarter when it comes to scamming others, especially with the use of email, internet banking and online shopping. This is why you have to be more aware of what you are putting online - this includes posts on facebook, tweets, basically anything on social media or the internet in general.

Scams can range from someone using personal information from your facebook page to pretend to be you to stealing your bank details committing fraud using your details.

Be aware of facebook settings - make yours private so only people you know can see your information, don't post things publicly like home address or phone numbers - people who know you will hav them anyway. Check out our online safety page for more tips.