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Spam Mails Offering Loans on the Prowl, Warns Kaspersky

Cyber Security Company Kaspersky has cautioned about spam mails increasing recently that offer loans but actually steal users' data. Following this incident, the company's security researchers posted one fresh advisory giving guidance to Internauts that could keep them protected.

The guidance document cautions even small-scale firms against receiving anybody's offer of financial services while the entity promotes its product over electronic mail.

Kaspersky Labs' Spam Analyst Maria Vergelis stated that fraudsters were observed utilizing one and every sort of trick for cheating end-users. A few presented themselves as organizations working on charitable donations alternatively Christian missionaries which gave aid to the poor. Their e-mails would give Biblical quotes for appearing increasingly genuine. Yet some other fraudsters would try to pull in probable customers via pledging to provide huge amounts of money that could get granted as soon as within some hours or two days. Such offers would be devoid of any person guarantee the money alternatively any document authorizing the income as well as get really accompanied with very few documents, Vergelis explained. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com published this dated February 20, 2014.

Vergelis added that users required knowing that if any attached 'contract' in the described e-mails were opened, it could result in system infection as well as compromise of databases from the infected computer.

Moreover, if anyone answers a spam mail despite not aiming at utilizing the services presented, it indicates the active nature of the e-mail id to the spammers, who would add that id to their spam lists. Consequently, more-and-more advertising e-mails will get dispatched to the revealed mailbox.

Some suggestions for avoiding the above are: not posting personal information onto suspicious websites as also refraining from filling in any HTML questionnaires that unfamiliar senders may send, particularly when there's no anti-virus software on the recipient's PC which usually detects and stops fake web-links. Moreover, no personal information should be given to intermediate players alternatively, e-mails responded regarding monetary matters that arrive from unfamiliar lenders. Finally, no attachments should be viewed else .exe files run, particularly office documents and compressed files that unfamiliar sources may send, except when an anti-virus gives the green signal.

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