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Don’t Take the Bait of Scamming

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2019

Be careful with what you click, think first. Websites during these times are not generally secured, and even e-mails with website link attachments look cautious even if they appear to be authentic. These attachments may contain malware or viruses that can take your personal information and important credentials. This form of online scamming is known as phishing. There are always things to remember when you face this kind of deception:

  1. Once you click, you can’t take it back! Always consider the content before you click, especially when visiting sites that will request for your important personal information. If the site or its content looks unusual or suspicious, do some research about it first.

  2. Safety is in your hand, so make the most out of it. Be Observant! Always make sure that before you provide your personal details, comprehend first if giving your information away is essential, especially since you’re responding through online means. You may not know who’s behind the site. Remember to note which information should be needed in order to proceed.

  3. When you’re informed that the site is clearly suspicious, seek for caution. These may help you identify if you should not trust the site:

    • Asking for personal information

    • Content that has inadequate grammar and spelling

    • A warning report of deactivation or blocking of your own account if you don’t accept their demands

    • Questionable attachment or links

    • Poor visual features or far from the usual appearance

    • A statement from the bank saying that you lost your personal details

  4. With certain habits, you can prevent attackers from hunting you. Be attentive with your personal information and conceive these practices:

    • Don’t provide your important details instantly

    • Keep your computer’s security software updated

    • Utilize your antivirus software to prevent uncertain sites from loading straight away

    • Verify first if the site’s URL appears authentic

    • Trust only links and attachments that come from legitimate sites

    • Initially check the SSL certificate before you enter your important information

    • Sort out important site URL or bookmark sites on your browser

Once you validate that the site is a scam, report instantly!

Once you experience a phishing scam, contact WebFocus through our landline number 706-5796 or visit our website at www.webfocus.ph for guidance and information. We will definitely assist you the best we can!

Stay safe on the web.

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