In the World Wide Web, many things can happen, but you are also not safe from fraud outside of it. The best example of this is the fake package SMS that is currently very widespread and, among other things, indicates that a package is to be picked up. A tempting scam, especially in the run-up to Christmas, which, unfortunately, many people fall for. But what happens after clicking on the link, and how can you protect yourself?
The variety with smartphones is excellent
Although receiving and sending SMS is no longer one of the most modern options (messengers are better placed), the option is still being used diligently. But it goes even further because smartphones can do a lot more. You can record 4K videos, set an alarm clock, and transfer funds using the banking app is also no problem. The applications in the respective store also ensure that the device can be set up individually.
Online games are manipulated
On the contrary, casino software engineers and website owners spend a lot of time making the games 100% safe and reliable. They run several tests and exams to ensure the games are not tampered with to maintain a good reputation in the market. Reputation is the key to growing any casino business, and no one would dare harm it as that would mean the company’s self-destruction. So the bottom line is that online casino games are not being manipulated.
You can count cards in the online casino
No, you can’t! Just like in real-world casinos, you could be kicked out for card counting, and Online games make that even more difficult. For example, suppose you are playing a game of 6-8 decks of blackjack, and the cards are shuffled so that it is impossible to count the cards. That’s because any hand you play online is typically the first hand of the sled.
Online gambling encourages terrorism
If you believe in this rumor, you cannot be further from the truth. Most online casinos are owned and operated by reputable companies that must be transparent to the law about their operations. No evidence of money laundering by terrorist organizations through online gambling has been officially presented. So it is a rumor that does not contain a trace of truth.
This is behind the wrong package SMS
The target of the criminals is to install malware. If the cell phone is infected, data such as e-mail addresses and passwords can be spied on. Depending on the attack, other attack options cannot be ruled out.
In the case of the wrong package SMS, the recipient should click on a link. The good news is that nothing is happening in this situation. An emergency arises only when the advertised app is downloaded, and the Android security mechanisms are deactivated. Then, however, you ignore various warnings and activate the option that APK files may be installed from “unknown sources.”
This is how you can protect yourself
Even if nothing happens very quickly, the best protection is to ignore such packet SMS. If such a message arrives, the first thing to do is check its authenticity. For example, whether you have ordered a package and what the link provided looks like.