Fraud Alert Emails

How to Protect Yourself from Scammers?


While e-commerce and financial transactions are sufficiently secured from malware, one cannot deny that cybercrime has soared exponentially in the recent years and scammers and internet abusers have been more diligent than ever in the dispersion of deceitful practices. However, it is possible to keep oneself at a safe distance from such malware and even report them. A number of practices can help you counter scamming. Most important from these is to keep your guards up at all times against suspicious messages that appear more than eager for your personal information. Under no circumstances must you divulge sensitive information pertaining to your social security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords etc. unless the site is thoroughly authenticated. Remember that most scammers thrive on your emotional instability and excite or despair you into opting for their said course. Never be beguiled by these and ignore them as soon as you encounter one.


How Real is Internet Scamming?


Internet scamming has surged with the toll taken by cybercrime and scam emails spamming your website has become a common enough practice for internet users to become immune to the actual amount of threat that it poses to them. Moreover, internet users are not aware of the degree of vulnerability that envelopes them amid this growing trade of email scams. Most internet users are unaware of the different methods of introducing the fraudulent designs in their computers that scammers have at their disposal. For the most part scammers employ either phishing or spoofing while targeting an audience. With Chibbz and a sound knowledge regarding spam emails will take you a long way in combating a cybercrime.

How to Spot Spoofing? 

Spoofing like phishing is a fraudulent means of making the target spill beans of information that is must not under any circumstance reveal. These take the mode of spamming messages that apparently advertise employment opportunities or ask users to serve as a brokerage in financial transactions. These are obviously scammed and like phishing emails sent with an unauthenticated address. Chibbz members are on the lookout for these and generally attract these messages by putting up personal contact.

How to spot Phishing? 


How often have you come across emails or messages that, appearing out of nowhere, try to convince you of the need to upgrade your computer system by downloading a certain software, the link to which pops up a new window, and which generally also demands your personal contact or account’s information. Beware! It might as well be a fraudulent scheme, in fact phishing emails are purported to deviously squeeze out or phish your personal information most probably intended for not the best use. These emails or messages also work by way of installing malware in your computer. This email comes with a fabricated sender’s address bearing the semblance of authenticity although that is not the case. Chibbz stoically abstains from any of these malpractices. You will never be asked to unnecessarily divulge personal information when it is quite ostensibly not needed.

How is Vishing Different?


Internet scammers do not merely rely on fraudulent emails for the dissemination of their agendas, they are always in a position to opt for other means. Scamming via SMS or a voice mail has recently taken over the domain of popular cybercrime practices. Vishing involves sending voice or text messages compelling the recipient to divulge personal information for one reason or another. Another scheme of the internet abusers for obtaining access to crucial information that could cause you financial losses or identity breach. Like phishing and spoof emails, these messages appear from unauthenticated senders. Either the sender is not identified or covered by a VoIP.