Don’t Fall For Phishing Attacks #AAH
“Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication” Source- Wikipedia
Here are a few tips to help you stay safe & not become a phishing victim. Firstly, user name & addresses of emails you receive very carefully before clicking on them. Sometimes scammers might change just one letter in the name or address which you might miss in a hurry. If you click on such a fraudulent email or links within, you might become a phishing victim and your important information might get compromised.
Secondly, do not share any important information like your OTP or password on the phone. Scammers might lure you with promise of prizes, rewards. They might even scare you that if you don’t go through this process your account or wallet might get blocked. Please remember that no reputed financial institution will ever ask for such information on the phone. Don’t fall for this trap, don’t become a phishing victim.
Thirdly, update your system with latest spyware, anti-virus software so that they can detect any phishing attacks. Change your passwords often, it’s good cyber hygiene practice. Additionally, you should also close pop up ads by clicking on the cross sign on their right top corner (usually that’s where its located). This is another good practice to avoid becoming a phishing victim.
Stay Aware, Stay Safe.
ABOUT ‘AKANCHA AGAINST HARASSMENT’
‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. Its a not for profit Section 8 organisation.
Honorary Board of advisors
Foundation’s board hosts – Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder & CEO- Paytm), ADG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), Commissioner Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Ritesh Malik (Founder- Innov8), Princess Diya (MP- Rajsamand).
Goals of this initiative
The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.
Support of the Indian Police for the initiative
Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of over 50+ senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive.
This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.
Multilingual AI Chat helpline for cyber safety
We run India’s only multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly.
We encourage you to please watch our videos, go to our website, arm yourself with knowledge. Stay Aware, Stay Safe.