Fraud websites left thousands of people devastated. Millions in cash has been stolen from innocent people and personal information has been used for illegal activities. Somehow, online scammers have become overly confident these days, knowing that their crimes will not be easily traced back to them. This problem has become seriously alarming. This seems to be the price for overly depending on the online platform for day-to-day activities. If you know some fraud websites, you must report them immediately.
Fraud Websites You Should Avoid
There are various kinds of fraud websites. Each website has its own scheme in deceiving its visitor. If we are not careful, we might end up losing a fortune without realizing it until it’s too late.
- Fake Websites asking for Registration Fees
- This is one of the most dangerous categories of fake websites since it already involves money. Under this category, you will find a lot of websites that are promising to give you tips on how to invest, or promises to give you an idea on how to earn money online, or tell you that you have won a random online lottery. However, you will not be able to make good these promises without paying for the membership as a certain fee. Once you encounter sites that will not allow you to view certain pages without paying for the membership fee, you should clearly think twice before putting your money on the line. No matter how small the registration fee may seem, if you add up the total number of people who have fallen to the scam, it would amount to an ample amount of money that is enough to perpetuate these scammers’ activities.
- Fake Websites asking for personal information
- There is personal information that is okay to divulge but there is also other personal information that needs to remain confidential. For instance, your mother’s maiden name and your birthday. The reason why your mother’s maiden name is very important is that there might be someone having the same name as yours and the only way to identify you would be your mother’s maiden name. If this important detail is divulged recklessly, you might become a victim of Identity Theft. Cases of Identity Theft include the use of your name to get a passport, to open up bank accounts and credit cards under your name without your permission. This is especially dangerous as you might end up in trouble instead of the scammer. This is why you should be extra careful when filling out registration forms online.