Part Time Job Scam; Here Are Key Safety Tips
Bhubaneswar: Are you getting SMSes on your smartphone about enticing part time job offers? Think twice before clicking such unverified links as you might end up losing your hard earned money from your bank account.
Cyber criminals are trying new tricks and are extensively relying on social media platforms to dupe people who often fall prey to their traps unknowingly.
Cyber Dost, Cyber-safety and Cyber security awareness handles maintained by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has warned citizens to remain alert on such new part time job scams.
In a tweet, Cyber Dost has urged people to be extra cautious while dealing with any malicious links.
Cyber criminals usually send web/phishing links promising part time jobs that could download application containing virus on your phone or computer.
Part Time Job Scam pic.twitter.com/r2z2Mbixub
— Cyber Dost (@Cyberdost) January 21, 2021
Suggested Safety Tips:
-Do not click on suspicious links or download App which promises fake part-time jobs.
-Never pay money to malicious suspicious apps after getting swayed by their false claim and promises.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is one of the common types of social engineering scams. The hacker typically sends an email or text to the target, seeking information that might help with a more significant crime.
Tips: Do not reveal personal, sensitive or financial information in email or messages, and do not respond to such emails.