How to avoid internet scams?

In order to prevent sophisticated practices on the part of Internet fraudsters, we need to be more careful in our use of the Internet, internet shopping, data services, and electronic administration. Most Internet scams come from email or fake / hacked websites. Here are some prevention tips:

1.    For emails, always check the sender’s full email address, not just their name!
Most mail clients simply display the sender’s name as a convenience feature, of which fraudsters take advantege. All mail clients have the option to view the full email addresses, too. E.g:

2.    If you get a fraudulent message from a hacked mailbox, the sender’s address is correct, but the reply address can be different.

Check that the reply address is the same as the sender’s address!
Verification method: Click on the „reply” button to verify the recipient’s email address.

3.    The mailbox of the company you want to contact, for example, may have been hacked. The fraudster may steal your email and may even respond from another email address to you, without the knowledge of the company.
When contacting somebody by email, pay particular attention to the following:

Companies always have their full signature in their official correspondence (contact name, company name, contact information, url, etc.).

a. Check the full email address!
b. Examine the style!
c. Check the spelling!
d. Pay attention to language, urge, etc.!
e. Check the signature!
f. Check the bank account number!
g. Contact the company representative by phone!

4.    Uninvited fraudulent emails usually have a link that leads to a malicious website.

Always check the url by dragging the link to see where it really points:

5.    Possibly entrust the Purchasing Officer of CSFK to your purchases!

If this is not possible, include him in the correspondence: if the fraudster sees that more people are involved in the correspondence, there is a greater chance that he or she will retreat, or the “more eyes see more” principle will increase the likelihood of someone noticing the fraud.