Internet is indeed a powerful source of any information but it seems that there are so many people are taking advantage of it by scamming other Internet users and even hacking their accounts. I gathered five of the famous and most notable Internet Hoaxes and i will discuss them to you one by one. Right now, let’s focus on the first Internet Scam. Do you open your emails regularly? Do you received emails asking for your Bank Details? You should know better than to respond to email messages out of the blue which ask for personal information like bank details or passport numbers. “Phishing” is a coined term that refers to emails that trick people into divulging personal and banking information, which can later be used to usurp their money. The emails appear to come from reputable institutions and banks, sometimes even bearing the official logos and message format of your own bank, and even going as far as creating fake websites of the company. Bear in mind that anyone with an internet connection and Photoshop can easily manufacture an official-looking letterhead of any company. Here are some of the warning signs that should tip you off as to an email being a hoax:
►The Email does not address you by your proper name.
►The email contains typing errors and grammatical mistakes.
►The email claims that it may need your account information for a security and maintenance upgrade, to “verify” your account, or to protect you from fraud threat.
Well, unless you want to lose your money, never, ever give your credit card or bank account details to anyone you don’t know or trust.Check the website and email address of the sender carefully. Scammers also used fake addresses. To be even more thorough, give your bank a call to verify if such an upgrade is being made.
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