With the development of the Internet a huge number of scams hunted in the network. People who want to earn a lot of money without effort, it is worth remembering about the “free cheese in a mousetrap.” In the arsenal of Internet speculators there are many ways to cheat the victim, but they often forget about the little things that help to expose the crooks. To a good citizen was ready to cheat, consider some of the most popular tricks of swindlers.

 

Shopping on the Internet

Be careful of buying anything online store. If the value of the goods is too low, it is already worth thinking about. Nobody would engage in trade themselves at the expense of, or online products with a disgusting quality. At checked online resources have a choice of payment and prepayment only on dubious pages. As a result, you will not see no money, no order. Always read reviews, look for stores that are not the first year engaged in online trading.

The pressure on the pity

Sometimes users are coming to a mailbox message complaining of difficult situation and a request to transfer money. It is unfortunate, but there are people who speculate on someone else’s misfortune. If you really want to help the sick person, make contact with the family and make sure that the assistance will reach the addressee. Otherwise, such letters should be ignored, and if it contains a reference to the transition to any site – to immediately delete the message. Through these links attacker can hack your account and to establish control over e-mail. At best, you will become the culprit spam.

Work at home

Proposals to make a remote work is very tempting, but the requirement to pay an initial amount should be alerted. Vacancy announcements are working from home are used on behalf of well-known companies. For example, a certain company offers print texts in a relaxed home environment. To test the job, you need to transfer the amount due for the training drive. Let token money, but as they say, “with the world on a string.” Naturally, after the transfer of the employer disappears.

Almost like MMM

Now, a new type of fraud through payment systems. On certain web wallet offered to send a small amount and then return it in a larger size. Indeed, the operation takes place, but the second request can say goodbye to the money. A sort of “express a pyramid.” In reality, these purses simply do not have – you transfer money to the account of a rogue. This type of fraud is already gaining momentum.

Payment system

Service online banking is very convenient for independent banking operations. Directly from the house are possible payments and money transfers. But here you can be a victim of fraud. Observe the basic safety rules. PIN code only needs to know the owner of the card, the bank’s employees will never ask for this information. Use the official programs and applications created by developers for the banks. Some people break into your smartphone or tablet by third-party tools to get to the operating system.The device is vulnerable to install Trojans. Keep virus protection up to date. Particular attention should be paid to the creation of passwords. Using a complex set of letters and numbers is much more difficult hacking. Remember this password is not easy, so keep it safe on a media (USB flash drive), but not in the usual file on your computer.

The loss of a couple of hundred rubles or mailbox – not the most terrible loss. Much more serious problems arise when an attacker gets hold of your credit card data. In order not to be “excruciatingly painful” due to lost money, be careful and attentive.

About The Author

I am Ethical Hacker, Penetration tester, and Security Professional. I am an OWASP International Member. I have previously experience to work with Big corporate, Government and well-funded startups. My Company SECUPENT () is multiple award winning Cyber Security and Outsourcing Company. I am not only can save you from known vulnerabilities, also can protect you from 0day exploits and attacks from 3rd party threats.

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