Sumona Roy, works at Wipro
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Email is the easiest way of communication for us when it comes to official or even personal information sharing. Any unauthorized activity into your email account may harm you financially as well as socially. Emails offering financial, physical or emotional benefits, which are in reality linked to a wide variety of frauds. These include emails posing as being from ‘trusted’ sources such as your bank, HMRC or anywhere else that you have an online account. They ask you to click on a link and then disclose personal information. With access to updated and modern technology, fraudsters have started trapping people in ways which are very hard to identify. So today we are sharing some expert tips to our readers about how to avoid email scams :
HOW TO AVOID EMAIL SCAMS
Before we tell you how to avoid email scams you must know the different types of email scams used to cheat people :
When opening a bank account of any kind you are informed beyond any doubt that the bank will never, ever, send you an e-mail asking for your information. The simple and most obvious answer is your bank already has all your information needed to them – Your birth date, your background, your ID card No etc. But millions of people still reply to e-mails asking for just that. Scammers try to mimic the professional layout of your bank and they will originate from a similar domain. First thing to look out for is how they greet you at beginning of the email, All emails sent by a bank are personalized, That means they will start with your full name or first name mentioned there and not anything like- “Dear valued customer” !! They may even inform you about expiry of any account or billing problems. There are also fraud mails that offer you pre- approved loan or credit cards. Before clicking on a link just hover the mouse. The link in the mail from the XYZ Bank will read https://www.xyzbank.com/link, or similar, rather than http://somethingelsefakebank.com... or similar, or a series of numbers, called an “IP address,” like http://188.8.131.52/link, or similar. If you have received something so goog to be true deal, be sure it is fake.
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Another one of the more common email scams is the Nigerian Email scam. It is also famous as 419 scams. victims are likely to receive a mail from a king or a member of a royal family with a request to help recover large sums of money from an overseas bank. As a reward, you’ll receive a handsome cut of the cash. The sum of money offered is enough for you to purchase a private jet. Now if you are replying the mail believing it to be true then the next mail would ask you to provide your bank account information. Also, there are transfer fees involved, and you have to pay those as well. Once you pay a couple hundred dollars, waiting for your huge windfall, you receive another email stating there has been some type of hold up, and you must send a bit more cash. This way the victim will end up losing a lot of money without suspecting. Mostly if you have ever received such an email you will find a lot of typos there, the messages are poorly written and have been sent from a fishy email id. If you want to read more about how to avoid email scams and Nigerian money fraud you can scroll down to the bottom and find many more articles.
Phishing Email Scam
Creating a sense of fear and urgency to the receiver is a common trick scammers use for money theft, You will receive an email that appears to be from PayPal with a warning message such as, “Act now, or your account will be deactivated,” or “Security breach on your account.” This would obviously create a panic for you and you will probably log into your account
But this is not actually the original pay-pal account you are logging in, Instead to a page identical to pay-pal and you are handing over all your credentials to a cyber criminal who can now use that information to change your password and clean you out. They may even use this information to scam your friends and business associates.
Here are some surefire ways to tell if an email supposedly from PayPal is nothing but a scam:
Just because the sender’s name is “PayPal Security Center” does not make it legitimate. An address such as “[email protected]” is a direct indication of you falling victim of a scam. PayPal only sends emails from addresses that end in “@Envoyer de l'argent, payer en ligne ou créer un compte marchand - PayPal.”They Don’t Know Who You Are. Whether it’s PayPal or your credit card company, if you do business with them, they know your name and will use every opportunity to use it. Any correspondence beginning with “Dear valued customer” is a scam.
Again look if there is a personalized framing in the mail, Your name and account number must be mentioned there if it is real.
The Linked URL Is Not Legitimate. Hover your mouse over the “click here” or “take action now” link, and if you see a strange URL that does not take you to Envoyer de l'argent, payer en ligne ou créer un compte marchand - PayPal, don’t click.
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Many people who want to scam you will create programs and spy applications that will send them your bank details as soon as you use any online monetary service. They normally skulk around in the attachments of e-mails. Many scammers will find a funny picture or video and will send it to as many people as they can.
They are getting into the mindset of your typical office worker who will forward the e-mail to all his/her family, friends and co-workers. When these email scams are successful, scammers can often retrieve thousands of people’s details. Think about it. If they send it to one person who then sends it to thirty, each of these people will again send it to all their contacts. Hundreds of peoples’ details all in a very short space of time.
Lottery Email Scams
First, you will receive a mail from a renowned company informing you that you have recently won a lottery, In order to receive the winnings, you will be asked to send money – from few hundred to a few thousand rupees to an account. This would be asked as the charges for your money transfer commission, taxes, fees for opening a bank account, etc. Obviously, the money asked for all these will look very substantial compared to the amount won in lottery. However, once you sent them what they ask you for the mails or the contact person will disappear and there will only be a remote chance to get back what you have spent.
Selon Kaspersky Lab’s statistics, messages like this can make up as much as three percent of all spam in any given month – that’s thousands of messages. To avoid falling victim to online fraud, you need to follow some simple rules:
Remember, you cannot win a cash prize in a lottery you have not participated in.
Do not trust automatically translated messages or those containing obvious mistakes.
Always check the sender’s email address(es). Lottery organizers will not send messages from free mail services.
If you still think the message you have received is about a real win, check all the information. Use search engines to look at the lottery name, the senders’ names and telephone numbers. Among the search results you may find detailed commentary.
Most importantly, always remember: there is no such thing as a free lunch.
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EMAIL SCAMS : THE LATEST FORMS –
At the end we are going to tell you about the latest form of emails scam and how to avoid email scams – There have been reports of very recent fraud activity, Email purporting to be from the Gmail Members Services Team claims that you must validate and update your Gmail account to avoid ‘Instant Email Suspension’. It is just another form of phishing.
It states something like this –LIRE LA SUITE
Ankit Prajapati, studied at New Saurabh Higher Secondary School
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While online and mobile banking and e-commerce are safe, the volume and sophistication of email scams continues to dramatically increase.
- Be suspicious of any email or communication (including text messages, social media post, ads) with urgent requests for personal financial information.
- Phishers typically include upsetting or exciting (but false) statements to get people to hand over their usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, date of birth and other personal information.
- Avoid clicking on links. Instead, go to the website by typing the Web address directly into your browser or by searching for it in a search engine. Calling the company to verify its legitimacy is also an option, too.
- Faites attention au website you are being directed to and hover over URLS.
- Don’t send personal financial information via email, and avoid filling out forms in email that ask for your information.
- You should only communiquer information such as credit card numbers or account information via a secure website or telephone.
- Never use public, unsecured WiFi for banking, shopping or entering personal information online, even if the website is secure
Other HelpFul Tips! Things to Keep in Mind!
- Unless an email is digitally signed, you can’t be sure it wasn’t forged or spoofed
- Double-clicking the “lock” icon on a website will display the security certificate for the website. If the certificate isn’t displayed, or you get a warning message that the address of the website does not match the certificate, do not continue.
- Typically, phisher emails are not personalized, but they can be. Valid messages from your bank and e-commerce companies are personalized. When in doubt, call the company directly to see if the email is in fact from them.
Répondu il y a 6d
Usually, in an email scam, popular company’s name or brand have been used like Microsoft, Symantec and so on. This makes a person impatient to respond but it’s worth ignoring the emails and never handover email details to anyone offering technical support spontaneously. You might be attracted to these offers because of a potential saving to ask them over the counter but if you will be more embarrassed when came to know about being cheated or the scam, happened to you. It’s better to add their IP address as the block and also the phone number, is getting phone calls. If ever some scam happened to you can report fraud online over the communities build up to eliminate the fraudulent.
Steve Alder, Éditeur
Répondu il y a 28w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 120 et de vues de réponses 13.7k
The two most important bits of advice are stop and think. Many email scams rely on people taking action (clicking a link or opening an email attachment) without reading the message carefully and thinking about the information that has been sent.
Scammers are not stupid. Quite the opposite. Just as confidence tricksters fool people face to face, email scammers do the same, just in less time. Its so easy to click without thinking.
If you are being offered a financial reward or some other benefit, always assume it could be a scam. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You may have a long-lost Nigerian uncle or be a distant relative of a Saudi prince who wants to give you their inheritance, but it is rather unlikely.
Some of the latest – and highly successful - email scams involve the impersonation of brands. Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Apple are all commonly impersonated. Any communications from these and other companies should be carefully considered. These brands will never ask you to divulge sensitive information by email.
Security alerts telling you that your account has been or is about to be suspended are common. Don’t ignore these messages, but never respond. Instead visit the bank or service provider by visiting their official website and never use any of the contact details or links in the emails. Login and check for any messages or alerts.
Government agencies such as the IRS similarly will not initiate contact with consumers via email and will never ask for personal information via emails.
If you receive an unsolicited email from someone you don’t know, never open an attachment or click the link, and be extremely careful with any links and attachments sent from contacts. Their account may have been compromised. Try to verify that the email is genuine by a means other than email – send a quick IM or text for instance.
Finally, and especially important for businesses, is to use anti spam software to prevent these scam emails from being delivered.
Flynn Novah, freelance blogger
Répondu il y a 15w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 64 et de vues de réponses 5.6k
Cool! Email accounts are important since they hold messages from your working place, friends, bank or any other means. How could you avoid email scam? Here are few tips to secure your email.
Create Strong Password:
Normally, users won’t pay much attention while creating a password. Using strong password is an initial step towards securing your email account. This makes it difficult for the scammers to trace the security of an email account.
Avoid Using Public Wi-Fi:
In today’s world, it’s really hard to stay away from using a public Wi-Fi connection. But, by connecting to an open network, you are inviting the hackers to enter your email account. Thus, avoid using public Wi-Fi!
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Emma Mcclellan, works at Tiva IT Solutions
Répondu il y a 90w
Before opening an email i would strongly advise contacting the real sender first. For example. a popular one is from Paypal asking you to reset your passport due to unusual activity, when really that is not the case they are just trying to get your log in details so they can scam you.
Research has found that 30% of users will click on suspicious links - this means that people are still falling for phishing scams etc. Up to one-third of all phishing attacks are aimed at stealing your money.
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