scammers are cold: be wary of ice bucket challenge links

by:Changda     2020-06-14
The summer of 2014 may be called the summer of the ice bucket challenge.
As we now know, the Ice Bucket Challenge is a fundraising campaign designed to support the fight against muscular malnutrition (ALS)
, Commonly known as Lou geji\'s disease.
People have bucket of ice
Cold water poured on their heads and then challenged others to do the same.
If the person in question chooses not to do so, he or she should donate $100 to the ALS Association.
To pay the money instead of pouring water is President Obama recently received 86-year-
Old Ethel Kennedy
However, many people choose to water themselves with a bucket of cold water.
Among the thousands of people who got wet and recorded their speeches in the video, including David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Moss, Tina Fei\'s strange Al Yankovic, charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, George W.
Frog Bush and Kermit
Many have chosen both to donate to ALS research and to soak up soup, and since the campaign began at the end of the spring, the ALS Association has received nearly $80 million in donations.
But no good thing is punished.
Scam artists are the only criminals we call artists, who are always ready to take advantage of anything that appeals to the public imagination.
They have been sending emails.
Emails, text messages, and Facebook posts with links, showing tempting videos of popular celebrities involved in the challenge.
Unfortunately, in many cases you will download the keystrokes if you click on these links-
Record malware that will steal all information on a computer or portable device, including credit card information, social security information, online banking information and passwords, this can make you a victim of identity theft.
Don\'t think you are safe if you protect your computer, laptop, smartphone or other portable electronic device with the latest security software.
Although it is critical to keep anti-collision protection for all electronic devices
Malware and
The best security software is always at least 30 days behind the latest malware and virus strains.
Things are not as bad as you think.
They are worse.
Many people will never think of clicking the link to them in the obvious spam
Mail or SMS will trust the link included in the email
Emails, text messages or Facebook posts from friends, people they trust.
But believe me, you can\'t trust anyone.
Whenever you receive an email
Emails, text messages or Facebook posts, you can never be sure who exactly sent them.
This is a simple task for a con artist (
Remember, they are skilled artists)
Hijack the email of a friend you trust
Mail account, phone or Facebook account in order to send a contaminated link that appears to be from a trusted source.
Sarah Palin, 2008
The mail account is hacked and taken over by someone who can change the password just by answering security questions.
Palin\'s security question is, \"where have I met my husband?
\"It\'s easy for hackers to get the answers from vahiragao on Wikipedia.
You may think that your personal information is not as readily available online as Palin, and you are right.
But you will also be surprised by how much personal information you have on the Internet.
Normally, we are the culprit because many of us put too much information on social media, which can be abused by scammers and identity thieves on social media.
Quick tip: make ridiculous answers to your security questions.
For example, if you use a security question to ask what your favorite color is, then the answer is \"seven \".
\"No one will guess that it\'s ridiculous enough for you to remember this.
So if you\'re looking for a video of celebrities taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, please stick to websites that you know are legitimate, such as USA Today.
Another ice bucket challenge scam involves fake charities set up by cheats to steal your charitable donations.
Scammers have been busy building fake ALS charities and soliciting them through online and telemarketing.
Again, whenever you get a solicitation by phone, SMS, email
Whether it\'s mail or social media, you can\'t be sure if it\'s legal or not.
In addition, the names of many false charities are very similar to those of legitimate charities.
The first thing you should do before making any charitable donations is to go to the Charity Navigator and check out the charity. org.
You can find out if the charity is legal and how much your donation is actually used for charitable purposes and how much administrative fees are used.
Once you are sure that the charity is legal, make a donation directly online to the charity\'s website.
As far as the ALS Association is concerned, its website is alsa. org.
Steve Weissman is a lawyer, a professor at Bentley University and one of the leading experts in fraud and identity theft in the country.
He wrote the blog scamicide.
He provides the latest information on the latest scam every day.
His new book is identity theft alert.
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