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Scammers Use Fake Alert Messages to Carry Out Massive Fraud
Alert Messages delivered over Email, SMS, Phone and Web Pages are supposed to assist users carry out their activities in an organized way. It’s a very helpful tool used in a variety of ways. We come across alerts all through day and night!
Our brain is accustomed to responding swiftly to alerts and scammers use this expected action to their advantage, by sending out fake alert messages. Its would be natural for a user to login and verify whether his email has been compromised when an alert arrives from “his” mail service provider. In his alacrity to check the status of his account, he might be logging into a phishing page set up by the scammer to steal login id and password of the user.
After gaining access to email, the scammer quickly searches through the mail, looks for bank & credit card account details. He then proceeds to carry out financial fraud.
Scam Alerts are delivered to unsuspecting consumers in the guise of Legitimate Alerts such as:
- Great Deal Alerts - You may end up with a whole in your bank account
- Discount Offer Alerts – May lure you and steal identity
- Payment Debit Alerts - Fake alerts could lead you to a phishing page
- Unusual Transaction Alerts – Beware of phishing
- Delivery Alerts – Beware of phishing
- Flight Alerts - Beware of phishing
- Order Alerts - Beware of phishing
- Booking Alerts - Beware of phishing
- Delay Alerts - Beware of phishing
- Winning / Fund Transfer Alerts – Beware of Advance Fee Scam
- Job Offer Alert – Beware of Advance Fee Scam
- Website Login Alerts - Beware of phishing
- Alerts on Webpages - Beware of phishing
- Email / SMS Alerts - Beware of phishing
- Telephonic Alerts from Variety of Service Providers – Beware of Identity theft
When you receive an Alert Message, just hold back; think about the event, could that be real? Don’t take things for granted. Someone could be looking to take advantage of our inherent response to alerts, to play fraud.
Report phone numbers associated with Fake Alert Messages at Scamcallfighters.com
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