With the increased police and FBI forces and tightened law enactment, the chances of making fraudulent activities have been decreased to a considerable extent in the present days. This being satisfactory and peace of mind at one side, the incidents of online fraudulent cases are consistently raising too. Advancement of technology leads to both positive and negative ends, however the impact of the negative consequences seems to be higher.
Certain common online fraudulent activities include Phishing scams, auction fraudulent cases, credit card fraudulent cases and online shopping frauds. Phishing scams are email threats and email messages that bear attractive offer coupons which ask for the personal account details and address details. These emails can also contain certain links that needs to be clicked which will help the fraud activity performers to track the entire information of your computer system and thereby hacking accounts, sending viruses and to its highest extent possible, activating the system itself from where they are. They may hack your id and password and make your account disable. Most notions behind these phishing scams are curios towards doing something crazy. Though, the frauds do not gain anything out of this action, they tend to have a happy attitude on making people sick.
Everyone must take responsibility in making steps towards online fraud prevention, as it is in the hands of the individuals only. It is always compulsory to delete the spam messages from the email box and should never respond to the same. In most cases, try avoiding opening your spam messages at all. Just selecting and deleting all will help to a certain extent. Whenever there is a pop up window asking you to click on the given link, read through the entire details and click only if you feel it’s necessary, because most of these are scams. Do not close your mail box and blog without signing it off. Any account that you create online must be made with combination passwords that are unique and unidentifiable.
For online fraud prevention tactics, Ensure that your web browser includes EVSSL (Extended Value SSL) certificate as it provides additional safety to your system by itself. Install the Microsoft security updates and keep them updated always. If you are using a computer that is connected to a network, say your official PC, do not entertain paying of bills and transaction of accounts either by yourself or by your friends, as it is completely not safe.
Online fraud prevention is absolutely in our hands. In case, you happen to find such fraudulent activities being attacking you, make sure that you do not respond to the same. Furthermore, you can file complaints on various available websites such as Hotmail and Microsoft. Before involving in any kind of business dealing through online support, check for the physical location and the personal and official contact number of a person. Do not just rely on the website details that he/she provides you. This case is more likely to happen in online job offers. Most communication happens through online and at the end of the day when you mail the person for your payment, you will receive no reply. It is in our hands to ensure online fraud prevention methods when being online.