Charity Scams Discovered asking to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Every act of heroism during a national disaster, now an act of robbery is waiting for people. The chief of U.S-CERT (the U.S government agency) is responsible for finding and minimize cyber threats. On Monday, the agency has issued an advisory warning regarding the generation of online scams. The main objectives of the scams are about those donating to provide an ease for the people suffering by Tropical Storm Harvey. Point to be noted that the total damages haven’t yet assessed and the Gulf Coast might experience at least 50 inches more rain before the finish of Harvey storm. The officials have indicated that at least 30 thousand people will likely be in need of shelter very soon and nearly a half million may require disaster assistance. At least 5 deaths have been reported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
It is important that most victims might not be depended just on federal and state assistance, but the charitable acts of their fellow citizens. Some of them will be willing in opening their wallets and it will become prey to online scams heartlessly drain off funds away from those who’ve lost nearly everything. Now, the US-CERT has warned that phishing attacks will likely be pervasive both during and after the disaster. So, users are advised to be careful of any emails and hyperlinks referencing the storm, even if it appears to be generated from a trusted source. Only BuzzFeed has singled out one Emergency Number that basically directed callers to an insurance company. The agency has indicated that fraudulent emails might contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from duplicitous charitable organizations often appear after any major natural disaster.