Throughout human history, people have faced fraud. It took on different types and forms. In recent years, another area has been added in which some still strive to deceive. This is the internet. It is helpful to know some tips to avoid falling into the traps of your online browsing experience.
Recently, cybercriminals have been using the Internet on a particularly large scale. Not being afraid or embarrassed of anyone. The number of the deceived and abandoned is increasing every hour. While it is not easy to spot scammers outright, knowing some of the schemes they use can help you figure them out.
You only need to pay the postage
One of the oldest tricks is the option of supposedly working from home. It is suggested in your free time to pack discs, glue envelopes, pack seeds, sort photographs, etc. At the same time, it is promised that the work will be uncomplicated and highly paid. It can be offered through some sites or individuals.
After the potential victim has described everything in bright colors by e-mail, there is only one small condition that needs to be fulfilled. You need to pay for the first batch of material and the postage associated with this.
People usually fall for this for several reasons. At the moment, the costs do not seem so great to them, and, logically, they should pay off quickly.
After the money is credited to the scammers' account, the "cooperation" ends. In this case, the expectation is that because of several hundred rubles, people will not run to court with a complaint. And also a purely psychological moment - few people want to appear before everyone as a victim of scammers.
Test assignment for freelancers
Copywriters, web designers, and programmers should be especially careful when browsing the Internet. Every day there are more and more scammers specializing in this particular area. I am glad that almost everything is built according to the same scheme.
A high-paying permanent job at home is offered. And with only one condition. The customer wants to test the professional skills of the future employee. Therefore, he asks him to complete a free test task. Usually, after sending a finished job, all contacts are terminated. Scammers stop responding to messages and do not get in touch in any way. And over time, a deceived freelancer can find his article on some site.
How to learn to recognize scammers
Almost all cybercriminals hide their details, for example, the number of an electronic wallet. It is worthwhile to think carefully if such data are not available. Scammers are afraid to show it, because a deceived Internet user can file a complaint against him. In this case, the attacker can lose his funds and be blocked.
Also, it will not be superfluous to look at the reviews of the site that offers the job. If a lot of negative things are said about him, then the fears are justified.