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Warning: Cold calls from credit card fraudstersCreated by Verity in Technology
بوب إلى هذا الموقع انقر فوق مرجع Internet users are being warned to be wary of ‘cold calls’ from a sophisticated new type of scam criminal. Unsolicited cold callers are telephoning en masse, advising that the victim’s computer has a virus and offering to fix it. The scammers then install software that steals personal information.
لماذا لا معرفة المزيد The scams are so widespread and lucrative that whole call centres have been set up by the criminal gangs, sometimes employing hundreds of people. The campaign group Get Safe Online said a quarter of people it had questioned had received such calls. They warn that internet users should also be wary of ‘pop up’ advertising offering virus checks.
Harvesting personal information
طريقة بيع وشراء الاسهم عن طريق النت Earlier this year, Google warned that it had discovered increased amounts of malicious, fake anti-virus software available across the web. Get Safe Online agrees that this is a growing problem, and told the BBC that ‘it has charted a growth in two related scams designed to trick people into installing fake anti-virus software as a means of harvesting personal information such as credit card details.’
اكتشاف هنا The UK’s Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) e-crime unit have attempted to trace the scams back to the criminal organisations that have set them up.
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‘They can also be paying out as much as $150,000 [£92,000] a month to individual webmasters who are unwittingly advertising their fake software – this level of investment from criminals indicates that the returns are much heftier than this.’