Tag Archive: scammers

Scams Tracking-Site Launched

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has launched its latest website, BBB Scam Tracker, where consumers and businesses identify and report suspicious scammers nearby. The website collects data and links them to law forces to put scammers down.

BBB also encourages online users to verify any request of personal information while discouraging them from opening suspicious links and unsolicited emails. The group also discourages users from falling into money wiring activities that promise impossible amount of money.

Users are advised to report any scam incident. If personal information is compromised, immediately consult your credit report for any unfamiliar transaction or contact the police and the Federal Trade Commission.

Source: Blog Credit

Screen-exclamationWhen you are bound for a vacation or perhaps a business trip, always bear in mind that you are still at risk from cyber criminals. Remember, scammers and hackers do not take vacations. One crucial tip is to leave behind highly confidential documents that you don’t necessarily need to bring along with you. As for safeguarding your personal devices and gadgets in public, never leave them unattended. Doing so will provide an easy opportunity for thieves to steal your information. And when you’re already traveling, it will be very tempting to connect to WIFI networks. Accessible as they may be, they don’t come without accompanying risks.

 

Source: TimesUnion

The Psychology of Phishing

Screen-exclamationA new study conducted by a group of students from University at Buffalo aims to explain the psychology of phishing and why do people keep on falling for it.

The study showed that the people who fall for phishing scams are not basically ignorant about technology. The victims are usually those who immediately accept friend requests in Facebook, who click on links right away and sometimes, those who just want to help.

Experts warn online users that most of these scammers are run by huge gangs who are pertinent information such as password, bank details and money. The study also proved that women are more vulnerable to such scams than men.

Source: New States Man