Paul McCarthy Cork Shared How Online Scams Can Be Avoided?
Paul McCarthy is an entrepreneur and social worker in Cork city of Ireland. He and his wife Jackie McCarthy are working on many projects to help the poor people of South Africa’s cities like Belarus, Madagascar, etc. As we are living in the era of digital technology and the internet, many crooks trap the people and steal their money using the internet. These are called online scams.
Being a good entrepreneur, Paul McCarthy always aware of the people to avoid online scams through some events and interviews. Here are some tips that he shared in an event to avoid online scams.
Paul McCarthy Cork said “Scammers always pretend they are contacting you on the behalf of a Government Organisation or a reputed private company like Microsoft to win your trust. Once they get success in this, it will easy for them to get your personal or financial information.
They can target people of all backgrounds ages and income levels across Ireland. So, it is important to identify the crooks and protect your personal and financial information.”
According to Paul McCarthy Cork, you can be a victim of the following types of online scams if you are not aware of it.
“1. Current COVID-19 Scam – Scammers are taking advantage of coronavirus spread. You may get an email, message, or call for donation to support coronavirus relief campaigns. Be aware of such emails and never respond.
2. Attempts to Steal Your Personal Information – Crooks will try to get your personal information politely so they can use it for fraudulent activities like opening a bank account.
3. Software Installation Scam – You may get an email or phone call from a company for installing antivirus software to your device for free. So, they can access your device files and financial activities.
4. Fake Charity – Someone asks you to make a donation for a charity firm that actually does not exist.
5. Investment Scam – Convincing to invest questionable financial opportunity promising a high return or guaranteed profit.”
If you will get an email, phone call, or message from an unsolicited resource. Never respond to them and report to the concerned authorities.