The digital era has offered a number of ways of sending greetings and other messages especially to geographically distant people. However, fraudsters may use this technological advantage to harm your computer and even steal information through a phishing link.
If you don’t want to be their victim, here are the basic do’s and don’ts.
- If someone sends you an e-card, check its source first. Don’t click it and nor open your email. If it came from an anonymous sender, never hesitate to delete it from your inbox as it may be infected with malwares.
- Always make sure your anti-virus program is updated. It provides suitable protection against malware and any computer virus.
- If you suspect that your computer has been compromised, switch it off and disconnect from the internet to prevent any further information from being sent to the criminals
- If you feel someone has stolen some information, especially financial accounts, from your computer or any device, call your bank and request for immediate suspension of your card and update your account details.