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News Alert: Protection from online fraud

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Entrepreneur, Mar 19, 2012.

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    Entrepreneur JF-Expert Member

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    [FONT=&amp]Today's computing environment is obviously a lot more sophisticated than it was a few years ago. When the Internet was new, there was barely a trace of criminal activity. Unfortunately, as the Internet has become a way of life, and the online population has grown exponentially, so have the less desirable elements. Any time a lot of money is changing hands on a regular basis, there will be sharks circling trying to snap off "their" share
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    [FONT=&amp]There are certain common traps that are used by thieves against unsuspecting online shoppers for instance there are phishing schemes. Ever received an email telling you your bank account details needed updating, even if it's not from a bank you use? Or one of a Nigerian prince that needs an account to dump a huge sum of money? Welcome to the world of phishing, where scammers try to get personal details from you. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Avoid falling for phishing[/FONT][FONT=&amp]
    There are a number of ways to check the authenticity of any email you get. Typically, scammers try to panic consumers with warnings to act swiftly, and with a supposedly real-looking link within the email for you to click. Within most mail clients and browsers, if you move your mouse over the link, it will show the final URL of the link itself. Read the whole thing out, and you will spot a lot of fakes. There is a world of difference between bank.com and bank.com.cn -, for example.
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    Bukyanagandi JF-Expert Member

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    Fraud za namna hii zipo kweli, lakini mwandishi wa tahadhali hii why pick on Chinese websites as an example! watu ambao wanafanya phishing wako based in UK,Nigeria na Eastern Europe especially Russia - cha muhimu ni kuangalia mara mbili URL ya site husika kama ina-match na unayoitaka au site ni FAKE; ukiwa makini katika hilo si rahisi kulubuniwa
     
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