People use the Internet for the different purposes worldwide. Among them there are also those whom it is possible to call Internet swindlers. Not to get on their tricks, it is necessary to understand as well as in what ways deceive on the Internet.
1. Distribution of malicious applications
It is one of the oldest options of Internet fraud when Internet users are offered to download the software or ways of its cracking (crack, "кряк", the activator, etc.). Here swindlers play on greed and avarice of users, not persons interested to use license programs. Or the user is offered to download programs of doubtful assignment (generators of electronic money, programs of listening, etc.). It is impossible to agree to these offers at all.
In case of installation of the malicious software it is necessary to be disconnected immediately from the Internet, to start the antivirus software with the updated base of virus signatures and to check memory of the computer.
2. SMS fraud
This way of deception is one of the most popular and favourite among Internet swindlers. It is caused by the fact that anything can be a pretext for sending the message for the short number: both the charitable help, and a subscription to different sources of information, and access to the closed resources of network, or something else what there will be enough imagination of dishonest Internet businessmen for.
Before sending SMS to the short number, it is necessary to get acquainted with the terms of payment by this short number provided the website very attentively. It is possible to find reviews in network of any given paid SMS services.
3. Persuasive advertizing
At Internet surfing often and everywhere advertizing which can include the erotic contents, the bright blinking color elements and different ways of drawing attention meets. It is impossible to click at all it as it can lead to penetration into the computer of malicious applications.
Special superstructures plug-ins which can turn off persuasive advertizing can be built in some browsers. These plug-ins can be both paid, and free. For example, for the Chrome browser there is a free superstructure called by AddBlock Plus which shakes from the official site of the program.
4. Social networks
Because social networks became an integral part of everyday life for many Internet users, swindlers began to use them in the mercenary purposes. Cases of cracking of personal pages of social networks became more frequent. From the cracked pages there is an active spam sending, promotion of Internet groups and other actions contradicting rules of work of social networks. To avoid cracking, it is necessary at least once a month to change the password of access to the page.
5. Request of personal data
Some websites for registration require input of such personal data as the series/passport number, the registration address, the Insurance Number of Individual Ledger Account or those data which can be used for financial and legal frauds. It is necessary to avoid the websites where on the main page forms for input of this information are shown.