How to avoid cyberscams during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website.

The COVID-19 pandemic closed thousands of businesses, left millions without work, and brought about fear and uncertainty unlike anything many of us have ever experienced. Unfortunately, it’s during these vulnerable times that nefarious scammers look for opportunities to take advantage of others. With all of the worry and stress, how to avoid cyberscams isn’t something that crosses the minds of most people.  

A recent report from the FTC suggests that people have lost more than $13.4 million to fraud since January 1, 2020.

 

Scammers are not just targeting individuals, either. With many U.S. small businesses struggling, cybercriminals are looking at ways to prey on these business owners.

How to avoid cyberscams

With the right know-how, you can protect yourself, your private information and your small business from scammers.

Know the types of scams out there

Scammers are surprisingly diverse and creative Read more

How to Create a Facebook Business Page

Social media is an important tool for business owners and managers. It can help you make connections with new and returning clients or patrons, build trust and provide customer service. Navigating through setup and maintenance for social media accounts might seem confusing, but you can easily make a business page on Facebook to get started. Follow these simple steps to create a Facebook Business page.

1. Go to Facebook, log in and get started

On facebook.com/business, click on the Get Started tab and choose Facebook Pages from the menu options.

Then, click the Create a Page button.

Facebook screenshot of 'get started' menu

In the Create a Page section, input your business name or brand name in the Page Name section. Then, choose a category for your business. Facebook prompts you to type in the category you think your business belongs in, and then it provides choices that may match. For example, if you type “flowers,” … Read more