There is ‘n’ number of ways fraud people used for phishing or stealing personal information of online users. But with the advancement of technology or excess use of online media i.e. social media and other online websites where a user fills their personal information, these fraud people have developed new techniques to grab the personal information of these innocent users.
These people don’t steal only personal information but their financial information like debit/credit card number or bank account information etc.
What is phishing?
A scammer uses fraudulent emails or copycat websites to get you to share valuable personal information such as account numbers, debit/credit card number, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords is called phishing.
After grabbing your secret information, scammers use that information to steal your money or your identity or both.
What to do to avoid phishing attack by scammers?
There are several ways you can use to avoid phishing attack by scammers. The main thing is that you should be alert while using the internet.
- Don’t click on the links you received in an email, do your own typing or google the site you need to visit
- Little effort can save you a lot, make the call if you’re not sure about the email you received
- Turn on two-factor authentication to keep track of your login
- Back up your files to an external hard drive or cloud storage
- Be cautious about opening attachments or clicking on links in emails
- Report phishing emails and texts as soon as you sense the fraudulent activity with your online accounts
Today, I was surprised to see an email in my spam box when I opened my personal email id. The Culprit directly warning me without the fear of cyber police or cyber law. You can read his email as attached for your reference. This is to spread awareness about the new technique of phishing online.
This is just a phishing email because I don’t visit on these sites as mentioned in the email and also I don’t have a web camera attached on my desktop. Neither I have stored my contact on my desktop. Then how this fraud guy can steal all the said information.
So, when you receive this type of email, just ignore and delete it and don’t approach to the sender.
If you still want to investigate the originality of email you receive, just lodge a complaint to your nearest police station for further investigation.
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