Many users think of their phones as a mini computer, but still fail to take the proper precautions for protection. With the latest round of malware affecting Android smartphones, it’s plain to see that something needs to be done.
Financial experts state that consumers can help protect themselves from this type of fraud by making smarter credit decisions. In this case, many of the applicants were found through payday loan websites.
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There are three basic steps that can help keep your internet and email activities safe:
Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity theft.
John V. Gillies, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Miami office states, “Organized criminals are stealing $5 billion and more by fraudulently claiming tax refunds.”
Checking your DNS to make sure that it is safe from malware is important because without it you could lose your Internet services. While it is best and most effectively tested through a computer professional, it is possible to check you DNS yourself for malware.
As you will see in the FBI report, there is a whole lot of “good news/bad news.” The good news is that lots of people are being busted for crimes like fraud and theft. The bad news is that the bad guys are getting really good at using technology to make their scams a whole lot more convincing.
The FBI also warns the thieves’ hacking capabilities can navigate around common user authentication methods banks use to verify your identity, which is certainly a cause for concern. Those additional authentication steps are meant to provide additional security, but more often they end up providing personal questions, birth dates or other pieces of private information to the wrong people.
You are contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be collecting on a payday loan or even from what may sound like a legitimate company, or agency, even the non-existent “Federal Legislative Department.”