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Sabtu, 07 April 2012

Caution against Scammer on Social Networks

Cyber ​​crime in the form of scam, a type of fraud using the internet, more and more flourishing.
Earlier this year, Symantec Security Response has observed that scammers in droves visited social networking sites as its popularity increases.
Therefore, users are expected to be more careful when clicking on the URL without finding out first using a preview or a plug-in.
Users should also never give confidential personal or financial information unless and until it is certain that the request for information is legitimate. Some of the tactics commonly used by scammers as follows:

A. Provide a direct link to affiliate sites
A few days before and after the announcement of the new iPad third generation, the user who tweeted about the new tablet will receive a reply Twitter kemungkinnan directed from scammers who offer new tools for free.
Many of these links actually redirect to the affiliate page that asks for personal information, such as email address and shipping information.
Some scammers also started to send video to the YouTube user guide that guides the user step-by-step process to get their free iPad or iPhone. The scammer then uses the description of the video to redirect to the affiliate page and then trick users into providing their personal information.

B. Creating a fake user account promotion
Unlike the previous example, where Twitter users to post about a particular brand and receive replies directed to a link in it, the user is now directed to a particular brand of fake Twitter accounts.

If you are a user of Twitter and receive replies from your Twitter account is not known which promises you something for free, protect yourself and others by reporting the account to Twitter.(source;


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