Common Phrases Used by Scammers

Common Phrases Used by Scammers

Common Phrases Used by Scammers

According to a Visa survey, the majority of Kenyans frequently ignore the warning indications of fake criminal activity, which leaves them open to attacks.The study, which was done in 17 different nations, found that consumers’ confidence in their abilities to spot scams was overstated.

“More over half (56%) assert that they are technologically smart enough to avoid  phone and online scams. According to the Visa Stay Secure study, nine out of ten (90%) people are inclined  to ignore the indicators that point to illicit conduct. According to Visa, the majority of Kenyans frequently react favorably to statements  like “free gift,” “you’ve been selected,” “claim your prize,” or “you are a winner.”

According to the study, 60% of respondents would act immediately in response to  phrases like “Urgent,” “Open now,” or “48 hours only.” It’s interesting to note that overconfident individuals and those who believe they are  more knowledgeable than others have a higher risk of falling victim to such frauds.

The study’s participants who believed they were knowledgeable and immune to attacks stated that they had taken at least one kind of message or offer into consideration.They admitted that messages concerning a security risk, a warning from the government or police, and a chance to win something for nothing prompted the highest responses from them.As a result of falling for one or more scams, younger people who consider themselves tech-savvy were especially vulnerable in such circumstances.According to Visa, “those who use crypto for payments are more likely to have been the victim of a scam (66%) and even multiple scams (31%).”

The results of the VISA study are supported by information provided by the National Kenya Computer Incident Response Team and Coordination Centre, which placed Kenya as the third most frequently attacked nation in Africa.The data showed that the bulk of attacks were the result of hackers taking advantage of holes and weaknesses in internal controls and information systems of enterprises.

Therefore, the coordination center advised Kenyans to take preventative measures to safeguard themselves against cybercrime, including as adopting secure internet connections and using unique passwords, among other things.

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