Google Hacks –
Ask a Question:
Google is the most popular search engine in the solar system. So
it helps to know a bit more about using it than the average earthling.
Apart from opening
typing something you are searching for, you can also ask Google a question.
Try it now!
- How many km is 1,000 miles? (Answer: 1609,34)
- What is normal human body temperature? (Answer: 37 degrees
- What is USD 100 in ZAR? (Today's response: 100 United
States Dollar equals 1 537,30 South African Rand)
Online Scams XII: "Standard Bank Account eStatement" Scam
Megaplex doesn't bank with Substandard Bank,
so an email titled "Standard Bank Account
eStatement 19-08-20" just has to be a scam.
But what if you DO bank there?
Very pretty! So how can you tell it's a scam? Here are some pointers:
- While the sender's name displays as "Standard Bank", their
actual address has nothing to do with the bank (this isn't always so
– scammers can spoof an address @standardbank.co.za)
- The email is addressed to "Recipients" or "Undisclosed
Recipients". The real bank will show your email address.
- The attachment is an HTM file (a web page). Your real
statements come as a PDF.
- The message says you will need Adobe Acrobat software to open
your eStatement, but Acrobat is used to open PDF files, never HTM
files (if you didn't know that, you do now!).
- If you double-click the attachment, and you're using Google Chrome, it should warn you of a "deceptive site" ahead. At the same
time, AVG Antivirus should warn you of a phishing site. If you don't
have that sort of protection, you might see an exact replica of the
bank's login screen (which will try to grab your login details):
This is your final safeguard – the bank will never send you a link
to its website.
Be warned, however: The scammers are getting better! Not only
are they using email addresses that appear to come from the bank, some versions of this have instructions for the login web page, and not the
reference to Adobe Acrobat.
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