Basic ICT Knowledge to Avoid Being Hacked or Scammed!

For those who come across postings promising free internet data, free cars and free whatever...

Now, know the below basic ICT:

Any Link that starts with "http" is most likely a phishing link. 

Phishing is usually intended to get your Personal details including your date of Birth, Bank Account Number etc. For the purposes of scam.


This is how Scammers and Hackers steal your identity and use them to Scam you or your contacts. 


👉Avoid random links. 

👉Avoid all these null Data links, 

👉MTN, Airtel, Nestlé Toyota, etc. are not sharing data or awards via WhatsApp. 

👉The Government is not sharing Money via WhatsApp

👉Your Bank is not sharing Money via WhatsApp or any social media network 


Be Smart and Ignore those links for your Own Good.

Stop forwarding as received without proper Verification because you might put someone's life in danger.

There is no free Money, Lunch. Ask yourself, "What would these faceless people get in return for what they want me to do?"

There is no free Credit

There is no free Data anywhere in Africa via Links

Do you know the difference between http and https? Please make sure you read this to the end.

Some of you may be aware of this difference, but it is worth sharing for many that are not.

The main difference between http:// and https:// 

is all about SECURITY 

HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. 

The S stands for "Secure". 

If you visit a Website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser and it begins with the following: http://

This means that the website is talking to your browser using 

the regular unsecured language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer or smartphone's conversation with the website. 

If you fill out any form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site. 

This is why you should NEVER enter your credit card number or any other personal/business information in an 

Http website! 

But if the web address begins with https://, that means your computer is talking to the website in a 

Secure code that none can eavesdrop on. 

Now, you understand why this is so important.

If a website ever asks you to enter your Credit/Debit card or any other Information, or promises a 'Free Gift', you should first check to see if the web address begins with https://. 

If it doesn't, you should NEVER enter sensitive information such as a credit/debit card number, location, date of birth, addresses, etc

While checking the name of any website, first look for the domain extension (.com or .org, .co, .in, .net, etc) The name just before the .com, .org, etc, is the domain name of the website. 

For example, http://amazon.diwali-festivals.com, the word before .com is "diwali-festivals" (and NOT "amazon"). 

So, this webpage does not belong to amazon.com but rather belongs to "diwali-festivals.com", which we all haven't heard of before.

You can similarly check for bank fraud.

Before your e-banking logins, make sure that the name is just before .com" is the name of your bank. Example: "Something.Ecobank.com" belongs to Ecobank; but, Ecobank.something.com belongs to "something."

You have hopefully learned something new, and now please educate others.

Stay smart, and stay safe as more scammers and cybercriminals are on the loose.."

How can you be like this in 2023....once they said "Share" be smart and know it's a scam.

 Disclaimer: Gathered through WhatsApp sharing

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