Job, shopping, make money, phishing, romance, loan, etc, list of tricks criminals use to target people are increasing day by day but, the good-news is that there are ways for people to protect themselves from scam if they know what to look for. In this video people will get to know what to watch for to protect themselves from online scams.
Many scam shopping site surfaces on the online world which have tempting deals and exciting offers to lure people. This scam end-up by getting peoples debit/credit card details.
Considering any gaming platform or when downloading games from 3rd party platform, exercise extreme caution. Remember, if something is free, it will cost you later. Scammers give a link to a free download. Your information and transactional actions are compromised as soon as you install game and the game won’t function.
Fraudsters may contact targets through text, social media, email and dating./romance sites. They pose as a different-person or generate fake profile with an ultimate goal of making targets pay money and handling over their personal details.
Criminals try to target users with the short-term investment opportunities assuring them fantastic returns and they ask them to transfer the payment.
Bit coin/ crypto currency scam:
Sending crypto money to a stranger’s address is not a good idea. Liquid will never require you to send crypto currency to an address outside of the company. Never give out your account login or security information to anyone. Avoid providing crypto-currency under the guise of address verification in exchange for a promised gift.
Online gift card scam:
This scam is mostly activated during the holiday season, criminals sends holiday greetings cards in email-inbox and target people to click on the link/image which have malicious source.
Point scheme scam:
Criminals forwards an email communication to the people that through an online-program they have won huge points and they have to disclose their financial details to confirm the payment.
Criminals try to scam people with fantastic realistic sounding job opportunities and ask them to send money in the name of upfront fee for educational materials or some equipment before they can start.
If someone knows ways to earn money without doing anything then, he won’t spend his time to tell the world how to earn money. He will earn money unless you are his way to earn money.
Crook share emotional-story with the people and ask them to pay for the charity support.
Domain for sale:
Some websites’ domains expire, and they then sell them. You can find out why a website’s domain was shut down by searching its review online. You can also try to figure out what the website was like before it was shut down.
Review of a product:
Examine the product’s release date as well as the date of its reviews. Most scammers publish product reviews before to the product’s release date, so be cautious. Examine the reviewer’s profile. Directly address your questions to the reviewer; if they are genuine, they will always respond; if they are not genuine, they will not respond, as most fraudulent reviewers do.
Some websites require you to log in before viewing their content, therefore the best you can do before logging in is read their online reviews.
The site can’t be reached:
Some websites may display the message “The site can’t be accessed,” which indicates that the website is a fraud. You can check the website’s review online to see if it is legitimate. You can also check the site’s validity anytime it publishes new information in the future.
Fake software fraud:
Fake software fraud mostly begin with a pop-up warning telling users that they have problem in their system and to be safe they have to click link to download the particular-software.
Crook send people emails/messages by trying to trick people into disclosing their sensitive and valuable details.
Bank loan fraud:
Criminals forward an attractive loan offers at low risk and interest rate to get users click on the link that hosts the malware.
Social media fraud:
An interesting/attractive social media post luring people to click on a link that could potentially be false and hosting malware.
Credit card scam:
Crook share email that your credit card is “approved” and asks people to send some personal/financial details.
This scam begins by the criminals asking people to perform urgent action against something by clicking on the shared link like: your account is hacked regain by clicking on the provided link.
Redirect to other platform:
Some suspicious or fraud sites redirect to another platform; thus, verify that platform’s expert and also customer reviews, as well as its whois record, to determine whether it is a legitimate or fraudulent platform.
Government agency fraud:
Criminals impersonate as government-officials and ask people for personal details/login credentials, this can be done over calls or an email.
Ways to spot Scam:
- The name of URL is unusual
- Its Missing details
- Spelling errors
- Poor phrasing
- It’s damning reviews
- Missing or false contact methods
- Missing owners details
- Missing company details
- Unusual payment options
- Missing padlock and trust seal
- View account activity
- Look up reviews
- Do quick Google search
- Never allow unknown person online site to store your persona/credit card details