Top 3 Financial Scams to Avoid

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The introduction of the internet into our lives has made every aspect comparatively easier as the gap of communication has been effectively bridged. People can now connect with each other freely in real-time. Initiating business and fulfilling the needs of global audiences have also become smoother. However, just as every coin has two sides, the internet also possesses a secretive and illegal branch which is popularly known as the Dark Web.

Various dark web websites specialize in offering various products and services that are illegal to purchase. Moreover, the safety and security standards maintained in this domain of the internet are not trustworthy as various scams are orchestrated regularly. The following are some financial scams that people should avoid at all times. 

  • Exploitation of Financial Data: 

There are various dark web websites that deal in selling different financial data by hacking into the computer systems of reputed banking organizations. These data are commonly known as “Fullz” on the dark web. A set of Fullz can contain all the essential information of an individual such as name, address, IP address, bank name, account number, credit, and debit card details. Participation in Fullz is a criminal act and must be avoided at all costs. It may affect the user adversely. Thus, it is best to avoid indulging in the exchange of Fullz. 

  • Scampages: 

Creating and promoting scam pages is one of the most popular and traditional techniques of initiating financial scams on the internet. These pages are designed in such a way that they lure audiences into clicking on the page and also fill up forms related to financial data. Some different templates and modules are available on the dark web which individuals can purchase. If you happen to come across such dealers then be sure to avoid them to stay safe.

  • Bank Drops: 

Bank Drops are popular portals through which fraudulent activities such as money laundering is initiated. These fake accounts are created by manipulating the data of original financial statements that either are hacked from banks or a business organization. These accounts are then used to freeze independent banking debit/credit cards or are also used to issue new financial cards to withdraw cash illegally. Be sure to stay away from such scams at all times.

These are some of the most relevant and dangerous financial scams that people should avoid while accessing the internet.

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