By now you’ve probably heard about hotspot scams, the ones that seem to be popping up every day.
In fact, they’ve been happening for a while now, and they’re often more prevalent than you might think.
And you should take action if you’re caught up in one.
Read more: What you need know about hotspots in the PhilippinesThe scams are all about getting users to sign up for an account with an untraceable website, then selling them access to a service that will turn them into an unwitting customer.
If you’ve ever signed up for a website and then discovered that the site you signed up to was not a legitimate website, for example, the chances are you’ve experienced a hotspot scam.
You might think that if you sign up to a hotspots service, you’ve already signed up.
That’s not the case, though.
In reality, many users sign up by clicking on the link on a pop-up advertising a free service, and then later getting tricked into clicking on a link that leads to a fraudulent website that then turns the user into a user.
The scam usually takes the form of a popup or a text message that appears when you click on a hotspots website.
A scammer then has access to your personal information, which includes the user’s IP address and email address.
If they get the user to sign-up again, they’ll get their own personal data and start collecting their own payment information from the user.
This can include their credit card number and billing address.
This is when the scammer gets their hands on your personal details, and if they don’t get the details right, they can then start collecting payment information on your behalf.
For example, they could use your email address and other details of the user you sign-on to collect money from you.
They could also use your Facebook account, which they can use to send unwanted messages or requests to you.
If you sign on to a Hotspot service and are given an incorrect or misleading account number, you can call them at any time.
“They’ll say you’ve been scamming them for some time, but they don,t really have your personal data,” says Margo Menezes, a Philippines resident and blogger.
The scammer will then get access to the user and ask them to send money to their “business” account, in which they’d then be credited with their payment.
They will then start selling access to services that they claim are a better way to access the hotspots.
For example if you use a hotsps service to make purchases, they might give you access to products that are cheaper than they are, but the price of the product varies depending on the service.
In other words, you could be charged more money if you buy a car that costs $10,000 and a home appliance that costs around $600.
If you get scammed, it’s usually the scammers that are using the hotspot service.
If the scam is too serious, you may be able to sue them for damages.
But there are plenty of ways to prevent your information from being sold.
You can check that you’ve received the warning and don’t click on any fraudulent link, or you can choose not to sign in to your hotspot account, and choose to opt-out of a hotspic.
You should also contact your bank or credit card company if you think you might have been targeted.