How to Protect Yourself from Online Fraudsters?
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Fake contacts look almost like real ones. Therefore, we strongly recommend you check website addresses and other data very carefully.
There are several ways to save your money and private information.
Fraudsters collect databases with contacts of potential victims from various sources. Try to share personal information in exceptional cases when it is really necessary. If some portal asks for your data, do not rush to enter it. First, analyse the appropriateness of such actions.
When opening a website, double-check its URL. Make sure there are no errors in it. The smallest inaccuracy indicates the application of a fraudulent scheme. This also applies to e-mail addresses, as well as accounts on social networks and messengers.
Evaluate the design of a site. If you have already visited this virtual resource, you should remember how it looks in general terms. If you notice suspicious changes in the style of pages, check the website address carefully.
When visiting an unfamiliar portal, pay attention to the quality of the design. It is very common for scammers to create phishing websites in a hurry. An attentive user will notice some shortcomings. Sometimes attackers can make spelling mistakes even in simple words.
Some scammers develop pretty high-quality websites. To mitigate risks, it is essential to check the reliability of a virtual resource from several aspects at once.
Avoid websites that do not use SSL data encryption technology. Trusted resources can be recognised by the text "https" in the search bar of the browser. The security of the connection is also indicated by the closed padlock icon. If the picture is crossed out or glows red, it indicates a potential threat.
In order not to risk your savings, open several bank cards at once. This can be done online in just a few minutes using mobile banking tools.
Create a separate card to pay for services and goods on the Internet. Transfer the required amount to it right before making a purchase. This approach will secure your main account.
Many phishing schemes are based on placing a fake widget of a popular financial system on a bait website. It is important to explore the design of the payment page and the information published on it. In case of any inconsistencies, it is necessary to stop entering personal data.
If a payment request has been sent, you will probably receive an SMS with a confirmation password. Examine the content of the message. Remember: employees of banks and other financial institutions do not ask for CVV2 codes or passwords.
To save your money and avoid personal information leakage, follow these rules:
check website addresses, e-mails, accounts on social networks and messengers attentively; manage financial accounts and online payments responsibly; avoid websites with poor-quality designs and unsecured connections.
Be careful! Do not risk your confidential data and monetary funds. If you have any questions related to online security, please contact the Gaminator managers. They will consult you on this subject for free.