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Web Fraudulent Schemes To Be Aware Of: Part 1

by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 21 Dec, 2010 18:45:02

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The holidays are fast approaching and the fraudulent schemes of Web swindlers are now waiting to catch a target. You must be aware of several possible fraudulent schemes that may get you by surprise. Most of the time during this season of the year, scamming is vulnerable on the net and no one can escape from it not unless they are oriented about what’s real or not on cyberspace.

You must be aware that during these last months of the year, naughty online crooks are awaiting those people who can trust them instantly, and when they finally bite on the bait, that’s the perfect moment for them to falsely delight you with too good to be true promises which may lead to your being broke. These things are happening most especially during the yuletide season of the Catholic world. There will be a lot of Web fraudulent schemes who are silently sending their undisclosed recipients chain e-mails that come from fake people, places, and contact information.

Be aware that authors of malicious ware and spamming messages are roaming on the internet 15 days prior to the main day of celebration. At this point, you need to have presence of mind not to be caught on hook with these false advertisements, winnings, and surprises. You must take note that even when you are logged on to your social networking account, there are big possibilities that you are not safe from swindling risks.

Let’s examine each possible scenario that you need to focus on not to be a victim of fraudulent schemes on the Web. 

·          Charities that are not even existing

Most of the time, online fakers make unreal profiles on social networking sites to invite prospects through adding them as friends on their list and other schemes involved such as creating false business entities and inviting people to like them. Now as people are invited to their list, the account administrators of these fake profiles will send their victims false advertisements and group messages that will entice those people to join their organization, acquire their trusts, and finally arrive to asking donations or pledges for their own profit. If you want to make sure that a charitable institution is real just check on their official Website and find their organizational history, founders, locations, and contact information for further verification. Refuse to join a social networking group if are not sure it is coming from legitimate ones. 

  • Garage sales or job openings links

If you receive an unknown link about garage sales or discounts, you may not bite from it. Verify if the link you are clicking if it is coming from legitimate sources or entities and also check if they have short links to their official sites for authenticity and veracity of the promotion. 

Also, be careful not apply to job openings that are only posted on social networking sites. These are usually coming from those people or organizations that are aiming to get at least a pinch of your hard-earned money to supplement their income these holidays. An antivirus and anti-spamming software company said that most of these advertisements are coming from fraudulent sources which are risky if you provide your private info like social security, electronic mail address, and as well as your real physical address. It will be so dangerous! So be careful not to give any personal info to anyone or unknown organizations that are bogus or not even existing, in short, you need to make a research in the first place before you put your whole trust and confidence on to any entity.

·          E-Cards with negative effects 

Be cautious not to put your trust right away on any objects popping-out of your browsers like mysterious e-cards which are falsely representing messages coming from your dear friend. As you research and verify the source of these e-greetings, it may come from unscrupulous individuals whose only aim is to send you PC infection which eventually damages your files and worst your entire computer system. 

Keep on reading for additional information regarding Web fraudulent schemes. Watch out for the continuation of this topic. 


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