When I was searching topic for blog suddenly I got a message from unknown number –
I was like ” What ?? “ I don’t even have an account in axis bank. And clearly this was a scam and I know if I click on that link then I would be in danger because that link is not the trusted one and it would redirect me to somewhere else on the web. Recognizing fake websites and domain names isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Here are the most common ways that hackers trick people into giving their info:
Hidden links – One of the oldest methods is to hyperlink words or buttons in emails, which go to these malicious sites. If you click on the link, it could infect your computer or trick you into giving information.
URL shorten – You might also notice a short URL on a social media site, on a website, or even in an email. This is another trick. Since you can’t really tell where the link is going, when you click it blindly, you could put yourself in danger. You can see the full link and where would it redirect you by pasting that URL on – https://checkshorturl.com/
Links with weird characters – Links might also contain non-Latin characters, which is allowed when creating legitimate sites, but also opens up the door for fake sites to be created without you even realizing it.
Many fake websites nowadays have green padlocks. And their look and feel are often indistinguishable from the real thing, right down to a convincing-looking URL. Rather than clicking on a link just search it yourself on the browser.
Never click a link like this before checking it because it usually takes you to an unsafe website where your data can be leaked and never trust such a website and fill your data in it by expecting you will get something and specially bank details.
” Nowadays it has become too easy to copy something “
With URL spoofing, the hacker creates a near-indistinguishable copy of a well-known website, like your bank. You then enter your login credentials assuming nothing is wrong. When you do, however, it won’t take you to your account. Instead, it sends that info directly to the hackers.
Already done / if clicked on the link – First change your password and if you have given your bank details inform it to your bank.
Taking care is better than to cure…
Check each and every URL before clicking, including links and buttons.
Look for spelling mistakes.
Type the URL into your address bar yourself instead of clicking on a link.
If already victimed such scam change password immediately and if its related bank inform the bank.
————– TANISHQ SHAH