Through advertising or manipulated websites, people are tricked into accepting or making a call from Microsoft. With the help of fake warnings, pressure is exerted. The criminals want to gain access to the computer to encrypt data there and then blackmail the victims.
These social engineering examples show how successfully criminals can use interpersonal influence to achieve their goal. This can be the handing over of hardware or the access to buildings. There are many incidents that confirm that these attacks are carried out in practice. The number of unreported victims is, it is assumed, many times higher.
Internet fraud has become a constant threat. Whether on eBay, Facebook or Amazon. By email, phone or chat fraudsters are trying to get our information, identity or money. The idea of scamming people is older than the Internet. There are sources that point out that cheating already took place at the Olympic Games in ancient…
Suddenly the 911 calls – the scam is called Call ID Spoofing. The ability to change the phone number makes it easier to convince people of a scenario. Particularly frequent to hear when the 110 calls. In Gelsenkirchen, some fellow citizens are affected by this.