Cybercrime is a fraud on the Internet. In recent years, this method of crime is gaining even more popularity. It is not surprising, as every month around the world the number of Internet users is growing. For society as a whole and for the victims of this type of crime, internet crimes cost billions of dollars.
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What are the types of cybercrime? Here is a typical example. A person receives an e-mail message. In the message, he is kindly requested with “reasons” to specify his bank account details. He/she is thinking that the message is from the bank. He responds to this message, and already after a few minutes is horrified to see how the money was withdrawn from his account by some random foreign bank. How much – depends on your wallet. Scary, isn’t it?
In addition to such crimes, there are more offers to make a contribution, for which you will receive interest. Often are organized some fraudulent online auctions in which you are invited to take part, not free of course. You can also buy something, but not receive the goods. And this, of course, is not all! On the other hand, knowing all this, it’s not right to be afraid of everything. The Internet is actually a very useful “thing.” You just need to use it wisely. What can you do to protect yourself from online scams? At first:
- Be careful and very attentive.
- Check yourself and what you know about the company’s policy.
- Do not trust too tempting proposals. So, first of all, you need to be careful and very attentive.
Treating light-headedly your labor wages and money is not wise. So, do not trust any site just because it looks official. Nowadays, it is not a reason at all. It is also important to remember that legitimate financial institutions do not request information via e-mail. If you plan to buy something or make a contribution, first do not be lazy, and collect information about the company.
Second, check yourself and what you know about the company’s policy. Why is it important? If we know how the company operates, and what are the terms and agreement, we will not raise any questions. Also, we will know what to really expect from it. What do we need to understand well in relation to any company which we want to deal with? The physical (real and proven) address of the company.
- Verified phone number (which operates).
- Is there some later payment, which is not advertised (it’s better just to clarify).
- What is exactly the stipulated time frame?
- What are the guarantees of the promises?
- Would it be possible to return what you want to buy if the seller has not fulfilled the terms of the agreement?
- Are they reimbursing the money spent in the case of force majeure?
Third, do not trust too tempting proposals. Phrases such as “free”, “gift”, “big discounts” aptly fall into human greed. Scammers always use these phrases and have a good understanding of human nature. I whole-heartedly wish you never to fall for the tricks of the Internet – scammers. Let’s make the Internet safer together! Thank you for attention.