Who's That Knocking at Your Door?
I spend a lot of time talking to people about cybercrime and how they can ready themselves against cyberattacks. What I have observed in those conversations is that after years of breaches, ransomware, exploits, countless news stories/cycles and anecdotal tales, the hacker has taken on a near supernatural persona. It is as if these criminals are practitioners of some type of magic and that your only means of protection is to stand in a salt circle or hide in a hole.
Fortunately, cybercriminals are not supernatural and their attacks do not involve any magic. To protect yourself and your interests from these scammers, you need to demystify what they are attempting to do and apply the same common-sense types of behaviors already in use in other aspects of your life.