24. November 2016 at 12:27 #804
There are always a lot of mails… But how do I know if it is spam???24. November 2016 at 13:01 #805
This is a good question!
How to Detect Spam Mails
(1.) In the text are a lot of spelling mistakes or it is written in a bad english.
(2.) They offer with high profit or free products.
(3.) Unknown sender. –> If you are not sure: search the name of the sender on the internet.
(4.) Maybe there is a link with a short name or without a name. Don´t click!
(5.) The Mail has appendix. Often there is a virus inside!
(6.) The user is asked to enter personal data or passwords or something like this.
(7.) Data must be entered within a tight deadline.
(8.) The mail is not personalized (for example: “hello lady”, “my dear”, “my friend”)
(9.) Customer numbers are faked.
Even if your name is in the mail or the sender is similar like a known sender, the mail does not have to be sure! So please keep attention!24. November 2016 at 15:30 #806
“Susann85: (5.) The Mail has appendix. Often there is a virus inside!”
you’re right! I often get spam mails with appendix *.zip or *.exe.
Those are scam mails!! Don´t click!26. June 2017 at 13:17 #1924
Fraud targets small business owners
Which small business owner is not happy about an email with the prospect of a new order?
The email seems to be from a potential client asking you to bid on a new contract. The message looks like a real RFP (request for proposal). But be carfeful: It could be a fake!
Mostly they come unexpectedly and from unknown senders. They may be very general and contain little specific information.
Do you have any doubts about the authenticity of a RFP message?
1. September 2017 at 17:11 #1991
- Check directly on the website of the company if there is a published REP. Please do not use a link from the email!
- You can also call the office of the company directly. But never rely on the phone number in the message.
- Please avoid to give out any personal information or bank details! If you are directed to a another website: do not download a file, it could be infected with malware.
How can I reduce unwanted mails?5. September 2017 at 18:13 #1993
Reducing Unwanted Spam Mails
A reason for mails are prescreened offers of credits and insurances.
If you do not want to receive that kind of email, you can register here: http://www.optoutprescreen.com
You can choose to opt out for the next 5 years or permantly.
When you want the registration only for the next 5 years, you can also call for free 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688).
This will not stop all the prescreened offers, but those one, which are based on lists of the major consumer reporting companies.
Another possibility: For a processing fee of $2 for ten years you can register at the : DMAchoice
They offer consumers a simple, step-by-step process that enables them to decide what mail they do and do not want.
For reducing unsolicited commercial emails you can also use DMAchoice
Or you write directly to all unwanted e-mail senders with the request not to send mails any more.
We hope this will help you!6. November 2017 at 11:21 #2050
What is Phishing?
Phishing means the sending of false emails that should look real.
Characteristics of a Phising Mail:
– fake company logo
– incorrect information (e. g. about your account)
– includes a Link, leading to a fake website that mimics the original website
Please do not click on any links or attachments!21. December 2017 at 12:08 #2079
FTC Refund – Fraud
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is involved in an agreement with Western Union to give money from the government to fraud victims. The refunds are handled by the U. S. Department of Justice.
Fraudsters take advantage of this fact. They pretend to be members of the FTC and claim that they need personal information to give out the refund. For example, fraudulent e-mails are in circulation, with the request to provide bank details to get money from the government’s settlement with Western Union.
The FTC will not ask you to provide your bank data. Refunds are normally made by cheque, which is sent by post. So the FTC doesn’t need your bank info.
Please don’t give out money, bank information or social security numbers to anyone claiming to be from the FTC! And if you get the kind of emails described above, don´t respond or click on any links!
Here you will find information about current refund programs.25. June 2018 at 12:54 #4180
Fraudsters abuse the curiosity of users!
Watch out! Again and again text messages with suspicious links are sent.
To awake the curiosity of users, some interesting “stories” are faked – just so that you click on a specific link and download malware to your electroni device.
Messages are not only sent as emails, they are also often sent as text messages or via messenger apps.
We have collected some scenarios from the comments of users on check-caller.net, which could reach you soon.
You should avoid these text messages with suspicious links:
1. Personal photos
– Is it really you on the photo?
– Delete your photos!
– Your WhatsApp photos have been used!
– See who takes your photos…
– Is that really you in the photo?
In the attachment you can then either view the photos or use the link to delete your personal pictures!
If you ever receive such a or similar text message, do the following:
- Don’t click on the link.
- Never answer.
- Delete the message.
So don’t let your curiosity lead you into a trap!
If you don’t know the sender, it’s very likely a fraud! You can also download apps to inspect fraud messages on your smartphone!
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