Unfortunately we receive daily reports of people who are victims of various crimes such as fraud, kidnapping information, phishing, etc. To protect as far as possible we offer the following tips:
Phishing or Spoofing
Using social engineering (deception), seeks to obtain confidential information, such as passwords or other data, through the use of emails and fraudulent websites.
Virus and malware
It is malicious software, which is intended to damage or hide information in a computer. Sometimes it is used to encrypt data and ask for a ransom by the key (ransomware).
Vishing (or Voice Phishing) is a variant of Phishing but by the phone. The victim receives phone calls or emails where you are asked to communicate to a phone where it asks for data that allows steal your confidential personal information, but later used for phishing and other crimes.
Sometimes the call is performed by a recording that looks real and that requests credit card details urgently.
NEVER share personal information (data, passwords, bank accounts, credit card numbers, identities, phone, etc.) by email, phone call, social networking or text message (SMS).
When you want to contact your bank, go directly to the official numbers offered by them, and not to others that someone says or receive as a text message.
Do not believe the calls or messages that offer promotions, charges, discounts, prizes, etc. in exchange for personal information, account numbers or payments with calling cards or credit to cell.
Periodically performs a backup of your most important information.