Spammers collect e-mail addresses from customer lists, websites, newsgroups, chat rooms and viruses which gather users’ address books, and are sold to other spammers.
There are some of the scam related issues:
- Unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE)
- Unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE)
- 419 Scams
Whenever new security updates are issued, we provide access to these so that we can update software to provide better security on computer. Use free scam checker tools to keep your scam emails out of your inbox. Lots of junk mail is sent to different recipients.
Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks, the Silicon Valley-based security firm, have been tracking a series of cyber attacks affecting clients based in Taiwan and South Korea. Once clicked on the attachment victims download the malicious tools on their devices.
Do not respond to respond to emails asking for accounts, password, banking and credit card information.Make sure you have password on your computer and files. Do not respond to text messages or voicemails that ask you to call a number.
Three methods to avoid whenever you receive an email:
· Spoofed email address
· Fake link
· Forged Website
Victims have been affected by claiming to help them access their pension before age 55 or that people can already take more than 25% of their pension as cash. For most people the offers will be bogus and victims will lose most, if not all, of their savings.
Pension scheme members who agree to transfer may lose all their savings and may still be subject to tax charges of over half their transfer value for taking an unauthorized payment.
In a bidding in order to prevent others from being enticed into trying to access their pension amount as a lump sum or loan before age 55 without understanding the tax penalties. People are being scammed into moving their retirement savings into high-risk or bogus investments that could result in losing their entire pension amount.
Before being scammed by scammers make sure that the entire checklist mentioned in a form applies to be valid. There should not be any particular field that request for your account number, bank details etc.
Make sure that each and every phrase is read and there must not be any deal regarding payment for 20% of any amount. If such dealing is met in any of the paper work or mails etc just avoid it and be aware of 419 scams.
Some email users have lost their money to fake offers that arrived as spam in their inbox. Scammers know cunning techniques very well how to make their claims. Some spam urges you to sign up for a any offers. Other scams invite you to a website to verify personal information, such as social security or credit card numbers. To avoid these types of scams, review these tips:
- Safeguard your personal information. Share credit card or other private information only when you’re buying from a company you trust.
- Know who you’re dealing with. Don’t do dealing with any company that won’t give its name, address, and telephone no.
- Take your time to complete the offer and the terms; because once you turn over your money, you may never get it back.
- Read the fine print. Obtain it in writing and review terms carefully before signing anything or sending payment.
- Never pay for a “free” gift. Ignore any offer that asks you to pay for a gift or prize.
Still now Online ads are the haven for all scammers, but now Google embarked to kill all those ads from the online. Last August Google ads has the ad for the sales of illegal prescription drugs to U.S. consumers. For that Justice Department prosecuting attorney accused Google’s CEO Larry Page. After this matter, google and other search engines understood the serious of this situation. Suddenly all search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft agreed to block 500 illegal advertisers from their sites. For this Gooogle spends tens of millions of dollars in 2010 alone as well as they employed hundreds of engineers to catch the scam ads.
The google’s senior vice president of engineering fields Mr. Sridhar Ramaswamy told that the Google already blocked above 130 million scam ads. He said that the Google has specially developed detection system to detect the scam ads. Through this detection system Google caught many of the scam ads. However the google never ends the battle against the scam ads.