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Beware of fake websites, internet safety advocate warns web users

Beware of fake websites, internet safety advocate warns web users

The public has been warned to be cautious of fraudulent websites to avoid being vulnerable to internet fraud.

Internet safety advocate and founder of Internet Safety Magazine, Mr. Rotimi Onadipe, sounded the warning recently in Ibadan at his organisation’s weekly lecture on internet safety held on Saturday.

The theme of the lecture is “SAY NO TO INTERNET ABUSE, SAY YES TO INTERNET SAFETY”.

He said: “In today’s digital age, the internet has become a powerful tool used by cyber criminals to commit different types of fraud. We must be informed that one of the tricks used by cyber criminals is to create a fake website and use it to steal personal information of unsuspecting victims.”

“Don’t allow your personal information to get to the wrong people that can use it for criminal purposes. Before you provide your personal information on any website, make sure the website is secure.”

“Always double-check, ask sensitive questions about the website from other internet users, do an online search about the website, watch out for spellings and errors, beware of free gifts and get-rich-quick syndrome. You must be suspicious when it sounds too good to be true and report any suspicious website to relevant agencies for immediate action,” he added.

 

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