A scientific study in 2016 revealed that dishonesty is ingrained with humanity and civilization in general. Dishonesty in connection with people's social lives, politics, personal relationships, and finance. Based-on reproducible data, self-serving dishonesty continues to increase as long as it is not caught. According to the study, an average person can willingly and consciously commit fraud, if the possibility of being caught is small. Now, in our online world today we need to be very careful, not everyone can be trusted.
Here are the 3 things you need to know to stay away from online scams
1. Only buy things you seek
This means you visit a legitimate retail website then buy something you really want for yourself. Stay out of random offers from website pop-ups, SMS marketing offers, lists websites that looked like a genuine retail site but you just accidentally went there because of a misspelling of the URL. Also, be sure that a green padlock icon on the address bar exists before you submit an online form. This is important because there is no accurate spam site checker on the web that list all the scam sites that exist.
2. Do your own research
Don't patronize a product or service, just because your parents, sibling, friend, a friend of a friend or anyone just because they recommend it to you. It is safer to do your own research about the company that produces and sells the product or services. Don't rely on random sites that claim they serve as an online spam site checker. This will prevent fly-by-night retailers and scammers from ever transacting with you.
3. Never believe the contents of a Spam message
Not all spam emails are malicious in nature according to any usual spam site checker, most of them are just a mass marketing campaign for a product or service. 3rd party spam site checkers do produce false positives and cannot be relied on. Spam site checker through human checks maybe slow but at least they are accurate. By not giving spam email a chance of getting your attention, the less motivation for spammers to continue.
Mainstream email client like Outlook and Thunderbird automatically blocks URLs and image links from an email, once flagged as spam. Those two programs indeed have a basic spam site checker. Please take advantage of the spam site checker warning given by your antivirus software, as their bundled spam site checker usually contain anti spam features.
In an enterprise setting, online fraud is minimized because system administrators are implementing policies and installing a spam site checker that aggressively block the chance of online fraud messages from reaching the corporate network. One example of blocking fraudulent messages is through an anti spam engine that runs a spam site checker scan in scheduled basis against the corporate servers.
Comodo Anti Spam Gateway, an industry leading name in privacy and security includes a spam site checker for enterprise network to protect itself from intrusions. Protection comes with Valkyrie, the cloud-based database scanning engine that is bundled with Comodo Anti Spam Gateway. Monitoring network traffic and blocking suspicious files and messages, while keeping the mail server in top-shape is the primary consideration for choosing Comodo Anti Spam Gateway.
With Comodo Anti Spam Gateway, users and system administrators can confidently open email attachments since the malicious email messages were already blocked by it before it reaches users' mailboxes. And with a centralized configuration page, the anti spam settings of Comodo Anti Spam Gateway can easily be adjusted by system administrators. Fraud can be prevented by educating the users as well, but an anti spam infrastructure is needed by enterprises of any size.
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