For most people, the Internet is a daily means of information or communication. Of course, this also attracts criminals who speculate on the ignorance of users and want to make money with illegal offers.
This will expose you to Internet traps coming via email
Gateway for traps on the Internet is the e-mail account. Therefore, pay special attention to the e-mails in which you click on links or open file attachments. The first indicator that a mail is suspect is spelling. If such errors are found in a message from an Internet service provider or a bank, you should delete the mail directly. In general, you should not follow links to pages that require a password, but enter the address and access data manually in the browser.
These are the 5 worst internet traps
1. phishing mails
One of the most common cases surfing the net is phishing emails. The seemingly come from reputable services, such as PayPal, Amazon, Ebay or banks. Mostly you will be informed in the mail that there is a problem with your account. At the end you should then follow a link and enter your access data. The link does not lead to the provider, but on the side of cyber criminals, which intercept your access data.
Protection: Never follow links provided in a mail to enter trusted data. Enter the Internet address manually in the browser. In case of first problems the provider will inform you after the registration.
2. Rip-off pages
There are a lot of sites on the Internet that are designed to just hyped you. The principle is simple. You will be lured with common search terms, such as recipes, games, navigation offers or homework aids. On the page you will be led to a registration. That the fee is, is only in the fine print of the terms and conditions, which one usually does not read.
Protection: Even if it is annoying. Read carefully which possible obligations are associated with a registration. Since the principle is now known, the providers are forced to present possible costs more clearly.
3. Scams with business directories
If you have an e-mail account, you will probably also be asked regularly to sign up for a business or phone book. Often, their contact information is already in the form to build trust. Only in the fine print is then that the entry is associated with costs.
Protection: Delete corresponding mails immediately. Only suppliers that you know and know the prices should answer.
4. Profit promise
Often you will be made fantastic earnings by email. They should be made through casinos or the stock market. Even of profit guarantees is the speech. The background is usually that you should be elicited credit card details and your address.
Protection: The smarter the offer sounds, the more cautious you should be. If it were possible to earn thousands of dollars a month somewhere without risk, shippers would not bother to inform others.
5. Dangerous file attachments
Most dangerous file attachment transport is usually an email that indicates that an invoice is open or your account has been overdrawn. Also bills from telecommunications providers are often used as a gateway. The file attachment is usually disguised as a compressed ZIP file. In fact, it is an executable file that installs a virus or Trojan on your machine.
Protection: Do not open e-mail attachments if you do not know the sender and trust him.
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