The advancements that we are currently enjoying brought about by modern technology unfortunately gave rise to novel crimes. Through the various social networking sites, crimes still find the way to put their victims in danger.
Identity Theft, False Information, and Fake News are the most rampant crimes committed online. This is alarming considering the vast majority of people that access Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, to name a few. We have to take a stand against these.
First, we have to be vigilant. We have to learn how to spot these crimes. It may sound a little complicated but we just have to use our critical thinking skills in every profile and information that we see online. Is this real or not? This has been the question that I always ask whenever I see something especially if it is suspicious. Eventually, I check further if it's a real account or a dummy one. I also don't trust theses dummy accounts. I never entertain accounts with sufficient information in their profile. I have trust issues and I think it helps to save me from being a victim.
Second, report suspicious accounts. After evaluating accounts and if they turned out to be fake, I always report them. This is one way to stop them from victimizing other people. They have to be stopped.
And third, don't be one of them. Of course, the fight against Identity Theft, False Information, and Fake News should be fought with utmost commitment and integrity. Thus, I make it sure that I don't create fake account, I don't create false information, and I don't proliferate fake news.
Having these said, I think that I am forewarned in the online war against such crimes. I am forewarned and I am forearmed.