How Do I Avoid Getting Scammed Online? Several Ways

The modern era roams around the use of internet and lots of websites every time for the ease of work and entertainment deals.  There is a wide series of professional people who love web browsing for hours usually. Even, small kids and teenagers also find something special of their interest in the internet. Although, internet is considered to be the sea of interesting facts and useful information, still, the whole group of scammers is active in the web world to scam people who don’t know much about internet and its traps.

Website advertisement scams

Many times you can realize that when you log in to a website, it opens with an additional window bearing advertisements. You can avoid this problem by enabling exclusive applications for adware resistance. Although, these adwares cannot harm you and your PC, still; arising of sudden ad containing windows can disturb your fluency of the work.

Fake award offering e mails

You might be one among the people i.e. undisclosed recipients who often receive legitimate looking fake e mails stating that your e mail id had won certain amount of money (unexpectedly huge) and you need to send them your personal information such as name, address, phone no etc so that they can send your award to you. You feel very lucky to receive that kind of mail but wait. This kind of mail is nothing but a scam as the company they mention in the mail do not ever have its office opened at the time you receive the mail. You can find out the legitimacy of the mail by copying some of its part and pasting it at the search bar. When you will search about the mail, you will be able to see clearly that this kind of mail is nothing but a scam to ask you submit money for the delivery of your prize.

Websites famous for paid work

online scammers

Many websites are there to offer a variety of paid works and people who find the deal interesting can try to know whether the site really pay or not. If you want to know about the reliability of the website regarding payment, you should search the payment deals of the site in the internet. If the website is scam, you will find various reviews from people about the scams of website.

Sharing personal information in the internet

If you are about to share any of your personal information in internet such as bank account details, residential address and contact no. etc, you should be assured first for the reliability of the website.   During online shopping and net banking also, people should take care not to reveal the personal information without being assured for the security of your information.  Most of the times, people mistake to reveal their personal information and pictures etc. without any prior concert about the website during filling an online form for any purpose. This carelessness offers chance to scammers to steal your useful information through your social networking activities and all.

Be careful. Don’t let others scam you. Follow the tips and help yourself from getting scammed.

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About the Author: Shameem

I am Shameem, Software Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Chennai, India.

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