How To Prevent Identity Theft And Computer Crime

How To Prevent Identity Theft And Computer Crime



How To Prevent Identity Theft And Computer Crime
I am often amazed at​ the​ number of​ spam e-mails that I​ see in​ my inbox everyday .​
Though most of​ it​ is​ harmless a​ lot of​ it​ can be dangerous if​ you don’t know what you’re looking for .​
The other day my husband told me a​ friend of​ his was a​ victim of​ computer crime .​
He was looking for a​ quick loan of​ $5,​000 and he ended up with an​ empty bank account .​
This happens to​ a​ lot of​ people,​ and it’s not because they’re stupid,​ it’s mostly because they need money and it​ seems that someone is​ offering it​ to​ them for little or​ nothing.
Though some computer crime comes in​ the​ form of​ embezzlement most of​ it​ comes in​ your e-mail box .​
You may get an​ offer for a​ payday loan or​ you may have been informed that she won the​ lottery .​
My husband’s friend found an​ e-mail in​ his inbox telling him he could get a​ $5,​000 loan within a​ matter of​ days .​
Because he needed money badly he clicked on​ the​ link and apply for the​ loan .​
What he didn’t know was that he was about to​ be the​ victim of​ computer crime.
This type of​ computer crime is​ very common .​
When the​ company contacted him they told him that he had to​ give them close to​ $900 in​ order to​ secure the​ loan .​
When he didn’t hear back from them,​ he called their phone number and spoke to​ a​ woman who said he needed to​ send even more money .​
This is​ very common with computer crime .​
If they think you are not wise to​ their scheme they will try to​ get even more money out of​ you .​
When the​ money still didn’t come through my husband’s friend called again .​
This time the​ phone was disconnected and the​ company,​ along with his money,​ was long gone.
There are also other types of​ computer crime you have to​ be aware of​ what you are surfing the​ net .​
If you get an​ e-mail that says you have won a​ lottery delete it​ immediately .​
If you get an​ e-mail that says you must enter your password for Paypal,​ or​ one that asks you to​ enter your information at​ your banking web site,​ you must also delete the​ e-mail .​
These are both common computer crime frauds that try to​ get your information so they may clean out your bank account or​ use your identity to​ get credit .​
Remember,​ if​ an​ offer sounds too good to​ be true it​ probably is.




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