With the advent of modern technologies, even stealing has become a computer skill.
We have already dealt with the issue of security from another point of view, in the article by now thieves and malicious people organize themselves like this and it is good to know.
We must admit that, when it comes to scams, authors certainly do not lack imagination and means.
Many will have happened to receive strange emails which turned out to be an attempt to deceive.
Some rip-offs are easy enough to spot, others are so well-engineered that even the most experienced web surfer can doubt it.
Email communications from Poste Italiane, SMS from the bank, packages in stock, gift vouchers on Amazon and so on and so forth.
For this reason it is good to always be aware of any news also in this field.
Beware of this seemingly harmless SMS that instead hides a nice and good scam
Nowadays, online security is as fundamental as that in everyday life and carelessness can cost us very dearly.
The crime committed, when it comes to computer scams, has a very specific name: it is phishing.
The main purpose is to steal so-called sensitive data, which is not just personal data relating to name, surname and date of birth.
The most delicious loot, in fact, are the important passwords such as those of banking services or some commercial sites from which we use.
To defend yourself from the “novelty” of these days, we invite you to pay attention to this apparently harmless SMS that instead hides a beautiful and good scam.
The message you may receive reads like this “I tried to call you. Call me back at 89 ******. Kisses ”and, for the less experienced,“ taking the hook ”could be quite simple.
How it works and how to defend yourself
Some may think that it is someone whose number they have not saved in their address book, others perhaps a friend or relative in need.
In short, there could be many reasons that could lead to groped to call the number indicated.
Unfortunately, however, the number that the SMS invites to call back is nothing more than a paid service, which will only reduce the credit of the unfortunate user.
For this reason, although some communications seem to really come from the sites we frequent, it is always good to carefully check the sender.
Also, when in doubt, beware of clicking too easily on links and links or downloading unconvincing files from emails.
Finally, many modern mobiles have spam filtering which, especially for older and vulnerable users, could be extremely useful.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)