Fraudsters will try to trick you with fake brand-name products, credit card fraud, or massive lottery prizes. To know about approaches used by swindlers, look at Iq options. There are positive and bad things happening on the internet, and ongoing efforts to defraud innocent people from their money or identities are among the bad stuff.
Every day, customers who have been subjected to alleged fraud answer questions from the Norwegian regulatory authority. The most common forms of fraud are listed below to warn customers and protect them from fraudulent or malicious business practices.
Cheating online stores
The fraudulent online shops which claim to sell famous products have defrauded many consumers. The product never arrives after you have ordered and prepaid, or you get counterfeit products. Check out our ever-updated reviews from Norskeanmeldelser for fake online shops.
Microsoft software prevents fraud
You will receive a call from an individual who appears to call on Microsoft’s behalf, telling you your machine has been exposed to security breaches. You are asked to visit other web sites, and a third party is granted unrestricted access to your computer without your knowledge. They tell you the issue will be fixed by them right away and ask you to pay for their services by having your credit card details shared.
Check and phishing account fraud
Visiting a website, you are asked to enter your credit card number. Suddenly, without your knowledge, money is taken out of your bank account. Fraudsters may use the tactic known as phishing to steal money from your bank account too. Read our tips on how to identify fraud of this type.
Lottery winnings, and demands for money
Suddenly you get an e-mail or a text message saying you won the jackpot in a global lottery you participated in or even heard of. Some classic cases of fraud comprise letters from foreign lawyers looking to receive a large sum from unknown relatives. Another may be an opportunity to participate in a lucrative business project.
For the simple fact that it is so cheap and quick to execute, e-mail is an incredibly popular medium for many common Internet frauds. You would assume that by now, fraud artists would have perfected their technique, but many e-mails about fraud are poorly written and easy to find. Nevertheless, others are more advanced, and every year, people still lose a lot of money to e-mail frauds.
Work-at-home job fraud
Home job has so many benefits and is a big lifestyle target for many people. By luring them with glamorous and realistic-sounding job-at-home opportunities, fraud artists prey on the fantasies of those would-be remote employees. The pick, right? They just need to send upfront a wire transfer or money order to pay for any educational materials or pieces of equipment before they can get going, but these never arrive, and there is no real work.
Elderly people looking to invest also search for lucrative short-term ventures to augment their retirement income. Investment fraud clearly offers spectacular returns to get senior citizens to hand their money over.
As people age, health tends to decline, and the need for prescription drugs may become more costly. Many online pharmacies have moved in to deliver lower than average costs for medications and other health care services. The concern is that most of these sites are not working within the law or are not meeting standard protocols.