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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.