In our world today, it seems like certain people are always trying to find a new way to scam people out of a verity of things. With our society so focused and dependent off of technology, criminals feed off of our weaknesses in any way possible.
Shopping online is a very easy and convenient method of shopping. As technology has boomed over the past 15 years or so, more and more people have been going to the Internet to make their lives a little bit easier. Although the Internet and online shopping does many good things for people, it can do many bad things as well. I personally have been a victim of cyber scams more than once, and it is such a pain in the butt. The most recent incident that I have run into was about a month ago. I was searching many different websites for the best possible price for a pair of shoes that I really wanted. All of the websites that I found the shoes on we’re either sold out or way out of my price range. I stumbled upon a website that had the specific shoes that I was looking for, for a reasonable price. I ordered the shoes through PayPal. After ordering the shoes, I was a bit suspicious because I never received an email confirmation for my purchase. I went back into the website to look for the company’s phone number but I could not find one. After I searched for a phone number for quite a long time I logged onto my PayPal account to see if the order went through, which it did. I was able to get the sellers name off of PayPal and type it into Google. When I typed the sellers name into Google, I was not happy with the results that I found.
It turns out that multiple people have been scammed from this seller after purchasing shoes. As soon as I read the seller reviews, I immediately filed a claim with PayPal and called the credit card company. Unfortunately this is still an ongoing issue that is in the process of being resolved.
Another online scan that happens to hundreds of people occurs when a spam email is opened. Spam mail is another term for junk mail. A popular method of scamming has been done over email.
A lot of time scam artists send out emails to people telling them to click on a link. It could tell you that you won a prize and to claim it click on the link or that your friend who scammers can get off or your Facebook pages sent you something. Scammers send out thousands of different scam emails. When you click on these links, the people on the other end of it can download malicious virus to your computer. These viruses’ can steal personal information leading to identity fraud.
Another thing that can occur by clicking on the links provided by the spam email is convincing you for some reason to purchase something. When you put your credit card information into the computer, many times it is stolen resulting in you losing a large sum of money. You have to be very careful when it comes to opening up your emails.
Lastly, another huge way that people are scammed on a day to day basis is done over the phone. A lot of phone scams are done on the elderly. Thinking about someone scamming my grandparents infuriates me. The elderly don’t always know about all of the modern day scams so they are more susceptible to being scammed. A way that phone scammers are targeting their victims is by offering people tickets for a low cost. These scammers call people up offering those tickets for various events for a low cost. If you are buying something at an extremely low cost that it is almost too good to be true, it probably is. The scammers take your credit card info, and you will never receive your tickets. Scammers also call people pretending to be from the bank or the police department. People pretending to be from the bank say that your credit card has been compromised and that you have to tell them for information for a new card. You have to be careful whenever you are offered a job opportunity, a free vacation, or anything really.
Here at Storage Station located in Wayne NJ, we make strong efforts to keep your information and possesions safe. We understand that are tenants are storing and we want to make sure that you feel as safe as possible. Storage Station offers 24 hour access to all tenants that rent with us. You cannot drive through the gate unless you have you own unique gate code. This helps to deter those with of criminal from getting onto the property..
As well as having a controlled access gate t, you are safe when it comes to your lock.. Each tenant supplies their own lock to put onto their storage unit. Putting your own lock on your unit gives only yourself and whoever you give your key to access to your unit. In addition to all of those other safe accommodations that we offer here, we also have security cameras located at multiple locations on the property.
In this scary world full of scams and people trying to take advantage of you, we’re happy to provide features to help protect your stored items So come down to the Storage Station where I can show you all that we have to offer.