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Online Scam Prevention Scams

Online scams are on the increase as hackers become increasingly web savvy. Marcus Evans, the producer of strategic business conferences and global summits aims to make people more aware of common internet scams.

These scams which are undertaken by fraudsters are responsible for millions of pounds worth of losses each year to corporations and individuals alike.

Marcus Evans plans to educate people in how to identify potential fraudulent activity and in turn to help to prevent online scams.

As with most things, if something appears too good to be true, then it probably is, and this is particularly apt when translated across to enticing online offers and opportunities.

Online scams take place frequently and also in a vast number of different ways. Some scams are obvious to the more educated internet user and others are hard for even highly experienced users to identify. The misuse of email is often the first port of call for many scammers.

Therefore, Marcus Evans have suggested some useful tips to help users to identify potential online scams. Following these preventative measures could help to reduce the number of online scams in the future.

Outsmarting the Scammers:

  • Fraudulent emails are often littered with grammatical and typographical errors, so be aware of any poorly compiled communications.
  • Ensure that you don’t open any emails from senders whose contact details you don’t recognise. Mark these emails as ‘spam’ or ‘junk’, so your email provider knows to redirect these communications away from your inbox. If the email is genuine, the sender will undoubtedly follow up on their email with a phone call. Alternatively, an additional way to check whether the sender is genuine, is to copy and paste their email address into your web browser.
  • If you happen to open an email that you believe to be unsolicited, then ensure that you either contact the company directly or log on to the official website of the company mentioned, instead of linking to it directly from the email itself.
  • Look to update your email password at least every couple of months and ensure that a mixture of letters (ideally upper and lowercase) and numbers are utilised and never  opt for obvious choices such as family names or your date or birth.
  • An obvious tip which is often overlooked is to never disclose personal data or financial information in email communications, however genuine the email may appear to be.


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