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    Security Center

 
 

The privacy and security of our website users is our top priority at Easykobo.com and Naija Infortech and Solar Energy Ltd. Every Internet site in the world is facing the growing issue of fraudulent usage of information, and we want to work with users around the world to stop this practice. While we have taken various steps to protect the privacy and security of our website users, it must be noted that today’s fraudsters and scammers are evolving and continue devising new ways to gain access to an individual’s information on the internet. These methods range from contacting people via email, SMS, phone informing them of winning a great amount of money and then asking for information to deliver their money. We make it our duty to enlighten our website users about such fraudsters and scammers by providing information on such scams and frauds with examples so that our users can be prepared to ignore such messages from fraudsters and scammers. Such messages can range from promising huge amounts of money, to promising jobs, to promise romance, charity, inheritance, business proposals, asset transfers, scholarships and grants to students and many more. Such fraudsters use the names of established companies to convince people of authenticity of their messages. They can even go as far as to develop identical websites of Banks, Organizations to get individuals to enter their information.

 
 
 
We feel the best way to stop this practice is to enlighten our website users to ignore such messages. For this purpose we are providing information and example of such frauds and scams. We encourage you to go through these examples and also enlighten others about this menace.


Firstly if someone is contacting you about delivering a huge amount of money to you, you should immediately understand that it is a scam. Whenever something is too good to be true, it usually is exactly that. However some gullible people fall for this scam and provide their contact information to fraudsters such as their bank account numbers, ATM card numbers, their address, phone number and annual income. Such frauds are called 419 fraud or advance fee fraud. Below we explain how to identify Advance fee fraud and provide some examples of the scam.

Another example of a common scam is called Phishing. This is different from sending people emails to request their information. Below we explain what Phishing is and how to protect yourself.


 
 
 

How to Identify Advance Fee Fraud?

  • Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information
  • Since these fraudsters do not know your name, their emails are addressed to you as “Dear friend, Dear beneficiary etc.”
  • Messages from fraudsters may claim that political climate or legal issues preclude them from accessing funds in a foreign bank account.
  • Messages from fraudsters may claim that your last name is the same as that of the deceased person who owned the account and suggest that you act as the Next of Kin of this person in order to gain access to the funds.
  • Messages from fraudsters may claim that a rich businessman, who has a terminal illness, needs your help to distribute his wealth to charity.
  • You can also check the validity of an email by looking at the sender’s email address. If a sender is claiming to send you the email from an established bank or Organization, his email address cannot be from yahoo.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com, live.com, mail.com, etc
  • Phishers (Fraudsters) typically include upsetting or exciting (but false) statements in their emails to get people to react immediately
  • They typically ask for information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, passport number, photograph, date of birth, etc.
  • Don't use the links in an email, instant message, or chat to get to any web page if you suspect the message might not be authentic
  • Instead, send us an email so we can immediately delete any such information posted by any user on Easykobo.com

Always remember that Easykobo.com or Naija Infotech and Solar Energy Ltd will never ask you for your bank details, ATM card details, Credit card details. If you receive an E-mail from Easykobo.com or Naija Infotech and Solar Energy Ltd requesting such information, you should immediately realize that it is a phishing scam and delete the message.

 
 
 
Examples of fraudulent email
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 These examples of fraudulent email show you what to watch out for (click to see details): 
 
 
 
 
 

What is Phishing?  and how do I spot it?

 

Phishing scams attempt to trick people into providing sensitive personal information such as credit card or banking details. In order to carry out this trick, the phishing scammers send a fraudulent email disguised as an official request for information from the targeted company. Generally, they also create a "look-a-like or identical" website that is designed to closely resemble the target company's official site. The fake website may appear almost identical to the official site. Style, logos, images, navigation menus and other structural components may look the same as they do on the genuine website. They can also be used to lure the users into downloading malicious software. The message will often suggest there are issues with the recipient's Bank account that requires immediate attention. A link will also be provided to an identical website where the recipient will be asked to provide personal/account information or download malicious software.

 
 
 

How to protect yourself against Phishing?

It is not difficult to protect yourself from these fraudsters because your information is in your own hands.

Do not reply or download any such software’s into your PC. If such mail appears to be from your Bank, double check with them before downloading any software or replying. Best practice to assign such emails as “Junk” or “spam” and ignore them altogether. Below are some examples so that our users can identify a phishing scam when they see one.
DO NOT supply any information on the bogus website that may appear in your browser if you have clicked a link in the email.

Easykobo and Niaja Infotect and Solar Energy Ltd. will never ask you to download software in order to access your account or use our services.