How not to fall victim to internet fraud


If criminals steal money from your bank or use your credit card remotely, the chances are you're to blame.

The banks, which are promoting March as Fraud Awareness Month, defend this harsh message by saying that their internet banking anti-fraud protections are sufficiently sophisticated that generally the only way for criminals to breach them is with the unwitting help of customers.

Broadly speaking, online criminals can use only one of two ways to get at your cash: 1. Steal your internet banking username and password using spyware, and 2. Dupe you into handing over those details, or paying them for services or goods they never intend to send. How not to fall victim to internet fraud - New Zealand's source for technology news on Stuff.co.nz

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th March 2007 1:12AM