Providing information on unknown emails without thinking , identify such real and fake emails

 

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In this era of epidemic and lockdown, most professionals are handling their office work from home in terms of security. During this time, they are also spending more time on the Internet than before and they are active on cyber criminals to take advantage of this, so that this opportunity can be used.


Bank fraud cases are also increasing continuously, many cases are being heard daily. Therefore, it has become very important to pay attention to safety. Hackers are targeting people in many ways and the most commonly used method is phishing.


What is Phishing?

Phishing is a global problem. Not only India but banks around the world are facing it. Phishing can be an email that may look like a famous institution such as a bank or a popular website. Keep in mind that the bank will never ask you for confidential information like login and transaction password, one time password (OTP), unique reference number (URN).


How does it happen?


Cyber ​​criminals create fake pages similar to a reputed financial institution or popular shopping website.

Then e-mails are sent to the users in bulk, in which their personal information such as account details, passwords etc. are asked.

When the user clicks on the link, the fake website opens, or when the user is online, a form comes through these session pop-ups.

On updating it, the data goes to the criminals, after which the user will be redirected to the real website.

How to identify phishing?

Unsolicited e-mails, phone calls or websites from unknown people being asked about confidential banking details.

Messages asking for immediate action due to security reasons.

Email link containing access to the website.

To check the correct website, move the link to Karsar or check https: // where 's' means a secure site.

Criminals can use the email address, domain name, logo, etc. of a famous bank, giving fake emails look exactly like the real site.

Such fake emails are always addressed in the usual way like 'Dear Net Banking Customer' or 'Dear Bank Customer'. While bank certified emails will always address you by name like Dear Mr. Arpit Soni.

It is often the case that fake emails are badly written and may contain spelling or grammar errors.

Such fake emails will always ask you to click on the link or update the confidential information of your account.

The links in fake emails may appear correct at times but when the cursor or pointer is taken over it, it may contain a fake website link or URL below it.

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