The holiday season delivers not only joy and happiness, but also unpleasant situations in which persons discover that their bank account has been hacked or the vacation they book does not exist. Because these times of the year are quite thrilling for some people, hackers act in accordance and develop different fraud methods like offering fake gifts, coupons, and even vacations.
Paying attention to offers that are too good to be true
Internet frauds are probably the most widespread type of crimes during holiday times and many people get trapped by so-called “special offers” that in the end are nothing but scams. Charity donations can also take place around holidays under different forms, like pushy and unsolicited phone calls made by telemarketers or via fake websites or emails presenting noble causes in a very professional manner. Some emails are asking for your bank account or specific financial donations, promising that all the money will be directed to the cases presented via the email. Unfortunately, during holiday times, many people believe that they are doing something good for charities and do not consider the importance of verification prior to any payment. In most of the situations, these are nothing but scams meant to defraud persons and access their personal finances. Internet and technology experts always recommend some serious verifications of the charities asking for money, in order to see if they have an official website or if someone is answering the phone. Also, if you discover you have been scammed, it is recommended to ask for legal advice from an experienced fraud solicitor.
Free plane tickets. Can it be possible?
Of course not, there is no such thing as free plane tickets acquired on the internet. Again, the holiday period is quite tricky, particularly for persons hunting the best offers possible. Such deals are normally presented in a very flashy mode, whether on social media channels or fake websites. The final result is quite predictable: people pay for products or services they will never receive, such as valid plane tickets presented at very low costs. The same thing is available for accommodation offers and people find out in the city they wish to visit that the hotel does not exist or there is no reservation made. Such holiday scams can be easily avoided by anyone who pays attention to all the offers flashing in front of their eyes, instead of clicking and accepting them right from the beginning. Make some verifications, give some calls and ask for extra details about the holiday you are interested in. These are only a few of the recommendations made by internet experts and authorities dealing with cyber crimes and internet frauds.