Humongous disaster also taken as an advantage by the cyber criminals. Hurricane Harvey phishing scams is spreading world wide and targeting the kind hearted people to donate the money to their phishing scam.
US CERT warns there is a phishing emails getting circulated to people which is seeking donations to help the people who is under disaster. Also, FTE[Federal Trade Commision] made an clear announcement if kind hearted peope want to help the suffering asked to donate through trusted sources or known charity and adivsed not be a victim to the cyber criminals.
Points to be cautious if you want to donate:
- Donates to the known charity which you trust
- Check out the Charity before you donate – Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar.
- Do not open any email links which your received to help / funding to charity
- Check the charity is registered in the state
Also cyber criminals spreading the non -working emergency numbers for help which is really condemned. The people who are suffering will be left unattended.
Houston Police guided and provided the emergency number through their twitter page to reach for emergencies
All the humans are gathering only when the disaster is happening and helping each other and making sure the humanity is still exist
But being cyber criminals people expect you to play only on the required time, not all the time
When news’s are reported as people is heavily struck by huge disaster and it’s very sad to hear people are dying, missing, scattered and no life in future. Rather helping if you are silent enough, it would be great. Let the good hearted people can help them and the recovery will be sooner
World is expecting a humanity with cyber criminals as well. God Bless America !!!