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5 Importnat Tip to Prevent Online Scam & Phishing Attacks

Internet Scam Outline & Prevention Tips Last year, millions of Internet users across the world lost their hard-earned money to cyber-attacks. And every year, the number of Internet scams around the world is increasing. Number of Complaints Received about Internet Scams & Yearly Dollar Loss In 2010, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received the second-highest number of complaints since its inception 10 years ago. Yearly Complaints (in thousands) $ Yearly dollar loss (in millions) 350 $700 300 $600 250 $500 200 $400 150 $300 100 $200 50 $100 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Types Of Internet Scams & Common Complaints The Internet Crime Complaint Center lists the following crimes as current and on-going Internet trends: THE ONES WITH MOST COMPLAINTS Counterfeit cashier's check Auction fraud Credit card fraud Non-delivery payment/merchandise FBI-related scams CLASSIFIED Debt elimination Employment/business opportunities Parcel courier email scheme 14.4% 13.2% Identity theft Computer crimes Identity theft Escrow services fraud Internet extortion 9.8% 9.1% Miscellaneous fraud Advance fee fraud Investment fraud Nigerian letter or "419" Lotteries 42 18 + 8.6% 7.6% Spam Auction fraud Phishing/spoofing Ponzi/pyramid Reshipping ENTER PASSWORD: 96.9% 9 5.9% Credit card fraud Overpayment fraud Spam Third party receiver of funds 9. 5.3% 9 5.3% In 2009, the highest median dollar losses were found among investment fraud ($3,200), overpayment fraud ($2,500) and advance fee fraud ($1,500) complaints. Men reported a loss of $1.25 for every $1.00 reported by a Individuals in the 60-and-older age range reported higher median amounts of loss than any other age group in 2010. woman in 2010. World Wide Internet Scam Analysis Have a look at this data analysis of the cyber-attack complaints that poured in from across the globe. At 66%, the United States leads the pack for 2013. Country is known for: Canada 2.4% Auction fraud The Nigerian scam Grandparent scams Lottery scams Phishing scams Spain United Kingdom China United States 0.8% 10.4% 3.1% 65.9% Romania South Africa Ghana 0.7% Cameroon 0.6% Nigeria Malaysia Australia 5.8% 0.8% 0.5% PREVENTION TIPS The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) offers these tips to help achieve safe Internet sessions and prevent cyber attacks. Tips for Securing your personal Data & Credit card Information Create a Strong Password Always include special characters within your passwords, especially those for email and bank- ing purposes, and never use your birth date or name. Avoid Phishing Emails Don't open emails with subjects such as You Won the $$$ Lottery or Verify your Credit card Details and never click on a link included within spam emails. Be Wise About Wi-Fi Before you send sensitive personal information over your laptop or smartphone on a public wireless network in a coffee shop, library, airport, hotel, or other public places, deeply consider whether your information will be protected. Lock Up Your Laptop Only keep financial information on your laptop when absolutely necessary. Avoid using an automatic login feature that saves your login credentials and always be sure to log off when you are finished. That way, if your laptop is stolen, it will be much harder for a thief to get their hands on your personal information. Always Prefer https:// Websites for Online Transactions Always check that a website is secured with a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate and that it displays the padlock symbol in the frame or address bar of a trusted browser such as the example below. + A The SSL Store (Rapid Web Serv. (US) https://www.thesslstore.com Source: ic3.gov |travel.state.gov | backgroundcheck.org sslstore ©2014 The SSL StoreM %24

5 Importnat Tip to Prevent Online Scam & Phishing Attacks

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Last year, millions of Internet users across the world lost their hard-earned money to cyber-attacks. And every year, the number of Internet scams around the world is increasing.

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