How to understand that you are cheated by SMS

7-04-2017, 14:17
You can promise a lot in the messages: millions and cars, the arrest of all property or blocking bank accounts. Layfhaker tells how to separate the wheat from the chaff and honest SMS - from fraudulent.
You have been sent a link to the media file.
How to understand that you are cheated by SMS

Situation
A new message was received: “You have been sent a picture. To view, click on the link ... "Familiar? Text SMS can be any: advertising a mobile application, a song sent or appeal of a mysterious stranger with a proposal to view her photo. Recently, the scheme with the “arrest” of your funds or property by “bailiffs” has been especially popular.
Thus, fraudsters are trying to get you to go to the proposed address. And there can be anything: from automatic subscription to paid services to a virus program for withdrawing money through a mobile bank.
What to do
Ignore messages suggesting a link.
Check the information sent through reliable sources.
Install applications, download pictures and listen to music in official online stores.
You won an incredible prize
How to understand that you are cheated by SMS

Situation
Unexpected joy: it was reported that it was your phone number that became a winning lottery in a unique lottery and you will receive a gift of one million dollars! Or you became the owner of the most beautiful foreign cars! Or the whole house! One "but" ... To get this wonderful gift, you need to make a trifle: pay a penny (compared to the cost of the prize) tax or transportation costs.
Fortune, of course, has not been canceled, but this is how fraudsters get remittances from those who want to get rich. And the mentioned prizes and competitions actually do not exist.
What to do
Having received SMS with similar content, remember whether you participated in any competitions at all. If not, just delete the suspicious message and forget about it.
If the hope of victory is still warm in your soul, contact the official organizer of the rally referred to in the message. Check whether the prize is currently being awarded and whether you are the winner.
Do not transfer any amounts of money to suspicious persons. No way.
You are asked to call back
How to understand that you are cheated by SMS

Situation
Oh my god, your credit card is locked! Or they offer you the opportunity to download a unique melody on the beep. Or something else incredibly attractive. And the only thing that is required of you is to call the specified number.
But after the call (which may not even be answered), a couple or two hundred rubles will just disappear from your account.
What to do
Check the information specified in the message through official sources: on the website of the bank, mobile operator or government agency.
Hammer in the search engine text messages: most often fraudsters use template phrases and wording.
Delete the suspicious message and forget about it.
You are asked to transfer money
How to understand that you are cheated by SMS


Situation

A message from an unknown number allegedly from a close relative (not necessarily an existing one) is accompanied by a plea to transfer money urgently? Do not deny, it really can be a relative. But most likely, when, after the manifestation of your own generosity, you contact your brother-svat, you simply will not understand. After all, the man himself did not write such a thing and did not ask for money.
What to do
Contact a relative directly.Call him or people who can personally communicate with him.
You are asked to provide your bank card details.
How to understand that you are cheated by SMS

Situation
Most often this happens if you sell something over the Internet. You can write with the proposal to transfer money for the purchase right now, but when you agree with the transfer, problems will arise. The buyer will ask for information about your card, allegedly necessary to eliminate these problems. But as a result of payment you will not receive, and also lose your own cashless savings.
But this is a complicated scheme: sometimes fraudsters can simply ask your PIN-code, posing as a bank employee.
What to do
Remember that to make money transfers, you only need to know the card number. Its validity period, CVC-code, the name and surname of the holder are not needed.

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