Cyber Defense Protocol
Cyber crime is a fraud on the Internet. In recent years, this method of crime is gaining even more popularity. It is not surprising, that every month around the world the number of Internet users is growing. For society as a whole and for the victims of this type of crime, internet crimes cost billions of dollars. By the way, I highly recommend downloading the eBook “Cyber Defense Protocol”. It provides the latest recommendations for the protection of internet users against cyber crimes. This PDF eBook by Jeff Walker is the best on the safety topic on the Internet today, so be sure to download it. Since there are always new ways to deceive people on the Internet, do not neglect your own safety.
What are the types of cyber crime? Here is a typical example. A person receives an e-mail message. In the message he is kindly requested with “reasons” to specify his bank account details. He/she is thinking that the message is from the bank. He responds to this message, and already after a few minutes is horrified to see how money has been withdrawn from his account by some random foreign bank. How much – depends on your wallet. Scary, isn’t it? In addition to such crimes, there are more offers to make a contribution, for which you will receive interest. Often they have organised some kind of fraudulent online auction in which you are invited to take part in, not free of course. You can also buy something, but not receive the goods. And this, of course, is not all! On the other hand, knowing all this, it’s not right to be afraid of everything. The Internet is actually a very useful “thing”. You just need to use it wisely.
What can you do to protect yourself from online scams? At first:
- Be careful and very attentive.
- Check for yourself: what you know about the company’s policy.
- Do not trust too tempting proposals.
Do not trust any site just because it looks official. Nowadays it is so easy to build a professional looking website. It is also important to remember that legitimate financial institutions do not request information via e-mail. If you plan to buy something or make a contribution, first do some background checks and collect information about the company.
Second, be sure to check for yourself what you know about the company’s policy. Why is it important? If we know how the company operates, and what are the Terms and Conditions agreement, this might answer any or some of the questions. Also, we will know what to really expect from it. What do we need to understand well in relation to any company which we want to deal with? The physical (real and proven) address of the company.
- Verified phone number (which operates).
- Are there anymore later payments which is are not advertised (it’s better just to clarify).
- What exactly is the stipulated time frame.
- What are the guarantees of the promises.
- Would it be possible to return what you want to buy if the seller has not fulfilled the terms of the agreement.
- Are they reimbursing the money spent in the case of force majeure?
Third, do not trust too tempting proposals. Phrases such as “free”, “gift”, “big discounts” aptly fall into human greed. Scammers always use these phrases and have a good understanding of how human nature works. I wholeheartedly wish you never to fall for the tricks of the Internet Scammers. Let’s make the Internet safer together! Thank you for attention.