Types of fraud on the Internet

Types of fraud on the Internet

Among users there is a popular belief that having bought and having installed an antivirus they will appear in safety and completely will protect the computer. Unfortunately, it not absolutely so. Still, own vigilance remains the best protection against swindlers.


1. Programs for fast earnings. Usually to you suggest to buy or download free of charge the program generating PIN codes to plastic cards or electronic money. In the first case you will just transfer money to the account of swindlers and receive in exchange the idle program. In the second, together with the program malicious software will be installed (most likely a trojan). Be not conducted on similar programs - such fast and easy way of earnings just does not exist.

2. Frauds with electronic money. There are two main ways of a divorce by means of electronic money: 1. So-called ""magic purses"". 2. Pseudo-exchangers. The first suggest to transfer money from the account to another. At the same time promise that you receive the doubled sum, but as usual happens in practice, having transferred money, you do not receive them back. Pseudo-exchangers suggest to exchange electronic currency at a favorable rate. To recognize the swindler it is necessary to study fixedly their website and to try to find comments on him. As a rule, such websites are made carelessly and contain a heap of errors.

3. Phishing. This type of fraud is one of the most widespread. Having clicked advertizing or according to the link in the e-mail you get on the false website copying any of popular. The domain name will also differ from the original by adding or replacement of one or two letters in a name. (for example, 0-vk.com). Here you should rely on own attentiveness: before following the unknown link, attentively look at the address to which it conducts.

4. We considered only a few ways of fraud among dozens if not hundreds of others. Only own attentiveness will be a key to safety.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team