When someone is trying to scam you, there is usually a way to find out if it is a scam or not. Some ways to recognise identity scams are, if they ask you to confirm your user name and your password by clicking on a link, unrecognised email address, unrecognised signatory, they ask you to send your account information IMMEDIATELY, ask for your user name and password or use your email address instead of your name.
Sometimes there are scams can trick you into installing software on your computer (e.g. you have a virus! Download this to clean it). The best way to recognise a software scam is that if it is demanding you to download it or if you think that the site is suspicious.