Are you familiar with cybercrimes and internet frauds? Have you ever been a victim of online crimes? Then you might want to avoid such unwanted situations in the future by protecting yourself from frauds.
Online frauds via e-mail are met on a daily basis and victims get trapped in appealing money offers in most of the times. Even though authorities around the world continue to fight against the worrying phenomenon, there aren’t enough methods to combat such crimes, however, people should pay attention to the ways in which they can protect themselves before it is too late and turn into victims.
Do not get surprised by a money request via e-mail
Online frauds develop each day and hackers use varied methods to defraud someone. The best example in this sense is the type of email that asks for money. Most of the requests start with a great presentation on behalf of a company or person wanting to collect money for a noble cause. Fake pictures and information are comprised by such an email, alongside with a request for money. For this to happen, fraudsters are asking for your personal bank account, home address, passwords and other details in such a manner that a person can actually believe that he/she can help someone. This is wrong from the first place because under any circumstances you cannot offer your private information and especially details about your bank account.
This is only a trick for you to expose yourself and turn into a real victim of fraud. Once the private details are discovered, the next thing you notice is that you have been left without money in your bank account. It is recommended in the first place to get rid of such kind of emails and delete then right away and/or mark them as spam. As it is known, charitable cases are not presented via the email as such requests are seen on TV, media and other important channels. If you do consider a case as a cry for help, make sure to make some verifications in the first place and check if the presented information is real. If it isn’t, you just saved your money and fight against online frauds. On the other hand, if you have been a victim of fraud, you should go straight to the police or to the authorities in charge of defending victims of cybercrimes and see how you can recover your money.
Winning a lottery is such another online fraud
Emails telling you that you are about to win a large sum of money are appealing indeed, but they are all a bunch of lies. There is no such thing as winning money on the internet, only if you reveal your bank account or transfer a sum of money before getting the big pot. This is just another method to defraud someone on the internet by asking for personal information for a huge financial return. In any case, if you have been fascinated by such an email and if you responded to the presented request, you might want to check your bank account and see if there is any money left. If not, it is time to go to the police and make a complaint. Also, a criminal lawyer might be the proper solution for you, especially the one with experience in cases of online frauds.
The best advice for avoiding online frauds via email is to read carefully and, if something suspicion appears, act in accordance by making verification and contact an authority as soon as possible.