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Beware of web identity thieves and thieves

Have you ever faced theft? In other words, have you ever come across people or companies who pose as someone else to gain benefits or extort? My name is Gilblas, and today we’re going to talk about the increasingly common identity theft and theft on the net. We will then see how to do it… Continue reading Beware of web identity thieves and thieves

Have you ever faced theft? In other words, have you ever come across people or companies who pose as someone else to gain benefits or extort?

My name is Gilblas, and today we’re going to talk about the increasingly common identity theft and theft on the net. We will then see how to do it and, above all, avoid falling into the trap of these criminals.

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A perfect example of usurpation

A few years ago, when I was gradually starting to step into the LinkedIn platform, I received an invitation with the Name Samuel Eto’o, Fils. I thought, Wooah, I’m pretty popular to the point where Samuel Eto’o Jr. sends me an invitation.

A few months later, I received a second invitation still with the name Samuel Eto’o fils. There I say to myself, maybe he had unsubscribed me, and he still wants to reconnect. I accept the invitation once again. Sometime later, I received the third invitation, once again with the name Samuel Eto’o fils.

I started to find it suspicious. So, I decided to search my contact list. To my surprise, I realized that I have 3 connections named Samuel Eto’o Fils. With the advanced filter of LinkedIn, I see more than 10 people with this name and have the photo of the great footballer Samuel Eto’o Fils in profile.

This story is to remind you that internet spoofing is real. So, you have to be careful.

 

How to deal with theft from an internet user’s point of view.

We are not always sufficiently prepared to deal with theft on the net. This is because nothing tells us that the person we are chatting with or on social media is real. However, one can take precautions to avoid unpleasant surprises.

  • Take care when sharing information with people on the net.
  • If you have documents or information to share, it would be best to do so by appeal, if possible, video. This will allow you to validate that the person you will give your information to is real.
  • Share information about yourself or your family in moderation. Several people collect your data or take the content on your life .to do the spoofing better.
  • Block and report any suspicious person. If you realize that someone you are chatting with is a usurper, you should immediately block them and report them on the platform you are using.
  • Validate profiles and find a minimum of information of people you accept as friends on social media.

Despite all the advice, you can never be 100% in control. Be on your guard and aware of the danger so as not to be surprised.

 

How to cope if you realize that you are being spoofed?

It’s quite frustrating to wake up one morning and realize that an individual uses our identity on the net or in everyday life. If you are being spoofed, you can deal with this on two levels. We will first talk about social media, and then we will talk about spoofing in everyday life.

 

How to deal with social media spoofing

Dealing with social media spoofing comes down to proving that we are the true owner of an account that other people are the spoofers. For that fact, here are some tips that may help.

  • Report helping centers which platform you are using. Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn have centers where you can report thieves. When you go to report, they’ll do some checking and block the spoofers’ accounts.
  • Inform your plans to pay attention. If someone uses your profile or name, they can approach your loved ones and pose as you. To achieve this, ask your loved ones to be careful if someone approaches them passing for you.
  • Ask your loved ones to report your thieves. If you want to speed up the process of cancelling spoofer profiles, ask your loved ones to help you report as many people as possible will help you grab social media managers’ attention.
  • Don’t stop reporting until the issue is resolved.

 

How to deal with theft in everyday life

In everyday life, usurpers can pretend to be you to benefit from your advantages or rip off those close to you. If these people are in your country, ending it can be easy. Otherwise, it could be complex. Here are some tips that can help you.

  • Report to the police. An extreme case of theft could be that a usurper is posing as you to commit a crime. In this case, it would not be easy to prove. However, if you report to the police, there will be proof that someone is possibly posing as you.
  • Secure your bank accounts. Some thieves contact banks on your behalf to gain possession of your money. In this case, asking the bank to secure your account can help control your transactions to avoid the inevitable.
  • Inform your loved ones. It would be best if your loved ones were aware of it to not fall into a trap if they got contacted by a spoofed.

Conclusion.

Usurpation is a grave crime. This is only accentuated with the rise of the net. This is one of the fairly significant flaws in the computer system that we as internet users should not take lightly. However, being on guard or taking the necessary action can help reduce the impact.

 

Have you ever faced theft? Are you a usurper? Leave your comment at the bottom of this article.

 

 

 

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