Social networks are like the society we live in, it is a miniature world, full of bad objects, attackers, specializing in bringing trouble and annoyance, causing damage. both physically and mentally.
So today I will list them out Common dangers of using social networks so that you know but also avoid. Always remember these basics guys, because it doesn’t exclude anyone!
#first. Social media scams
The risk of fraud and appropriation of property when using social networks is one of the most common risks on social networks.
However, if you are a person with a lot of knowledge, as well as equipped with skills to use social networks safely, the ability to suffer when facing this risk will not be, or will be greatly reduced.
This behavior can be simple for a short time (or complex for a long time), depending on what the bad guy wants to achieve and who the victim is. Here are some of the most common scams today..
1.1. Malicious Links
The scammer will try to trick us into clicking on a malicious link, then perform “malicious” actions => get personal information on your device, lose access to your account …
Impersonation is a form of hijacking and spoofing our social media accounts.
The purpose is to commit evil acts to damage honor, reputation and economy, …
1.3. Online Dating
This form is mainly aimed at female students, female students, widowed women or dissatisfied with their marriage..
The scammer will create one or more accounts on social networking platforms with the cover of knowledge, good looks, good economic conditions, willingness to listen and always share..
They will spend a lot of time to build a good relationship with the victim, build trust with the victim.. And once they have trust, they will perform the act of cheating, cheating money. victim and disappeared without a trace.
Note that men can still become victims, especially men who consider themselves smart
1.4. Survey service
Is a form of fraud that attempts to steal our personal information, our family and many other important information. Not all, but this trick has been around for a long time.
To attract more people to participate in these services, they will pay for surveys usually 1,000 VND – 10,000 VND.
When you accumulate a minimum of 50,000 VND, for example, you will receive payment (either a scratch card or a money transfer).
You will probably get real payouts, but the information you provide and the time you spend is worth much more than that. Some are even worse, locking your accounts and not paying you a dime.
But as I said above, not all survey services have impure motives, still have really reputable services. So before participating in any form, you should learn about it carefully first.
1.5. Lucky reward
This form is mainly aimed at students or new users of social networks or gullible people.
They will often send messages informing us that we have won a big prize, just need to pay a small fee (transfer fee, foreign currency conversion fee, tax, …) to receive the part. rewards fall from the sky.
1.6. Online jobs
This form is aimed at people who have a lot of free time, those who are unemployed, those who want to earn extra income, …
We need to be careful with the jobs listed below, because most of them are scams
- No experience or skills required
- The salary is too attractive compared to the amount of work to be done
- Quick payback, high interest rate
- Request prepayment for training, learning materials…
In short, there is no such thing as getting a high salary but working leisurely, no experience is needed, guys. Be alert to the information and learn carefully, you can see the reviews, or read the feedback on the form you are looking for before participating.
#2. Lots of fake news and malicious news
Social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, … do not carefully control the content of users (maybe they have tried but are still bypassed), so in addition to positive information, there are still too many fake news and malicious news…
Fake news is information that is not based on facts, fake news creators use many tricks to make viewers mistake it for real news. It’s also good luck since Vietnam issued it Cybersecurity law In 2019, the situation of fake news has significantly reduced.
Here are some commonly used tricks:
- Emphasis on details that are not essential
- Use editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, …) to remove real details, change structure, thereby distorting information.
- Or, more blatantly, they fabricated, staged, and acted on their own.
Malicious news are information that is more or less based on facts, these types of news are often used to harm individuals or organizations. Bad news is often built on:
- Misleading content (titles, images, videos, captions unrelated to the content)
- Unsuitable context (crop – merge photos of real characters, change context, location)
- Impersonation (author, participant, spokesperson)
#3. Invasion of personal information, privacy
As you all know, today’s social networks all require us to create an account and log in before using it. To create an account, we need to provide more or less personal information (such as full name, date of birth, phone number, address, gender, email, even ID card). again…)
Some of the above information is required to be provided in order to use social networking services.
The more information you provide, the more likely it is to leak information, the easier it is to get in trouble later, such as spam messages, spam calls, fakes and scams..
Most often, criminals impersonate you and then scam your family, friends and colleagues.
The above are common risks when using social networks that you need to be aware of and know to limit the risks that may come to you.
In addition to the three risks above, when using social networks, we may also run the risk that our personal accounts will become a place to spread malicious code to mine virtual currency and lose our accounts when granting access to applications or services. The site is not secure.
So, please be fully equipped with knowledge to use social networks safely. Goodbye and see you in the next posts!
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