It is becoming more and more common to see suspicious messages of ridiculously reduced products, incredible discounts and offers that are irresistible on social networks. Since Instagram has been consolidated as a business and shopping platform, finding users of this type of scam is beginning to be common.
The scam is the commonly used name that is used to refer to the deception or scam that users can suffer if they fall for those attention calls mentioned above.
Most of the time they happen on a website with big discounts, recognized brands that sell their stock almost gifted through Facebook. This is how the user falls into the trap, clicks on the link and the damage is done. The user’s money and data is stolen, which damages the integrity of these social networks.
In this article, we will see some more reliable methods to avoid scams throughout the world of the Internet.
Don’t Give Passwords
The most important and most widespread council throughout the world is never to facilitate and under no circumstances provide the user keys of any of the services we use, including email, social networks, bank accounts, PayPal, among other things.
None of these entities will ever request to renew passwords or check them via email, so if you receive any mail with these requirements, they undoubtedly are scam.
Another important measure to avoid this type of scams, is to access the official page from a corresponding URL and avoid the links we can find in secondary pages and confusingly, could redirect to another.
We must enter the specific URL in the browser or in its default, type it in Google, checking the URL in the address bar, because many times the scam pages copy the layout of the normal pages and cause the thefts.
Nor should we clickon any link we find in social networks, as they have become the new way of distribution of malicious software by cybercriminals. If you perceive suspicious links from the wall of some social network, even from one of your friends, it is advisable not to click, as many of these malicious scripts are forwarded from one account to another, as happens with emails, which are sent to many users.
We must keep the PC updated and have precise tools in the removal of malware, it is imperative to prevent infections or to restore the computer to normal once they have occurred. In the market, there are free and effective tools that we can use.
It is important to apply common sense, because if someone offers us something that sounds too good to be true, surely it is not, so it is not worth risking to check.
With these tips, you can probably keep away from the biggest dangers of the internet as the main thing is your data and have the necessary security within your devices.
That is why these scams often use people with little common sense or low security within their PC and other devices that handle personal accounts and they might be prone to receiving attacks from several groups of hackers or scam organizations.