When Cell Phones Become Scammers’ Tools

Mobile phones are now part of the daily lives of almost everyone in the civilized world, with the exception of the elderly. If we talk about the touch-tone cell phones that dominate the market today, they are basically like pocket keys with global coverage. Thanks to the Internet connection, you can check and write e-mails, browse various websites and portals, chat on various social networks, and even transact and manage your bank from your cell phone. In other words, your office, your game room, your imaginary piggy bank or savings account can all fit on your cell phone.

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On the one hand, this is an amazing modern advantage and convenience. Sitting on the living room couch at night in front of the TV, browsing online clothing stores, suddenly a beautiful blouse or shirt catches your eye at an amazing price. This is a must-have. After clicking on the cart and paying online with your credit card, all you have to do is wait for an email from the delivery company that they will deliver the “softie” that you just received the next day. How easy, fast, and convenient! This is something I never dreamed of before. However, although somewhat spoiled, this wonderful shopping option is a gold mine for scammers of all kinds. And they can siphon your savings from your account in a matter of seconds. That is why you need to be extremely careful in the virtual online environment, listen to the advice of IT experts, and be really cautious. Just one moment of inattention or weakness can lead to a bitter aftertaste of Internet fraud that can cause a lifetime of problems and depression.

For those who have never actually experienced it, it is probably difficult to imagine how dangerously ingenious Internet scammers and hackers can be, and how they can really think of all kinds of things. They think through every detail of their entire operation so that they can completely confuse and deceive people. Some of the well thought-out Internet scams are, for example, fake technical support with perfect Czech language, trusted links and confirmation SMS. In addition, scammers often set up the whole situation in such a tense way that the victim feels cornered and so stressed that he or she unwittingly provides all the requested information. To others, the victim of Internet fraud may appear to be an unreasonable and naive fool who has not learned from the many cases that have caused public outrage in the past. But those who have never experienced for themselves the gut-wrenching sensation of being constricted by the noose of deception and hunted down like a hunted animal cannot truly understand that everything can fall apart and collapse in a flash.

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So let us recall the plea uttered millions of times by Internet security experts. Always change your passwords and always change your encryption methods. Experts also advise against using mobile banking. Thus, despite the above advantages of mobile banking, it is often better to skip this convenience. Be cautious when shopping online, especially mobile shopping, and do not do it twice. Check various forums for suspicious links and websites. Fraudsters often confuse our brains by, for example, confusing a single letter on a well-known web page. The brain usually reads the page as if it were familiar, so it does not notice that the two letters are confused.

In short, let us be really careful and vigilant, so that crooks and con artists will not easily profit from our carelessness and gullibility.