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Introduction to phishing techniques

Protect yourself from phishing

What are phishing and scam

Phishing is a modern type of fraud that allegedly obtains user data: login, password, payment data, one-time passwords, and other information with limited access.

Scam is a situation when an investment instrument, for some reason, has ceased to fulfill its obligations to the investor. This word is used in the cryptocurrency field concerning unreliable startups and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Email phishing

Phishing usually uses emails that the user already trusts. For example, you may receive a fake email from Binaryx asking you to provide your email address, password, Google Authenticator two-factor authentication code, etc. 

Attention! The Binaryx team never asks to send such information by email. Do not follow the links and do not provide personal information until you are sure that the letter is real:

  • check that the email address matches the sender’s name;
  • check if the letter passed the mail client authentication;
  • Hover over the link and notice the address that appears in the browser status bar. If the URL doesn’t match the description, the link may lead to a scam site;
  • check the message headers and make sure the “From” header is correct.

Phishing with websites

This phishing is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its idea is to deceive your data under the guise of a site you trust (mostly your payment card details). Phishing sites can copy the original to the last detail, and a fraudster can use psychological tricks to convince you to provide the necessary information.

Don’t rely on luck; check the links carefully (the correct link is https://binaryx.com).

Chat scammers

Chatbots (virtual assistants in messengers or on websites) are very popular among people and the companies themselves. The reason is their simplicity and convenience.

Such bots are engaged in generating phishing links to sites, conducting dialogues, and even tracking the victim’s payment. Sometimes such bots offer to return the money, but the link they send usually also deducts additional money. It allows the fraudsters further to increase the “income” from the operation.

To avoid becoming a victim of a phishing attack, you should not click on the links received from the seller, even if he claims that this is necessary to make a purchase. Moreover, don’t forget to check the pages for signs of phishing.

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