In every situation, cyber criminals find a way to break into the information of users or steal money. Now hackers have started seeking donations for COVID-19 via fake email id. In view of this situation, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently issued a cyber scam alert. Under this, it has been told that how cybercriminals are stealing users’ money by claiming themselves as WHO. At the same time, they are making a dent in personal information as well. For this, hackers are using many fake mail IDs and asking people for donations for COVID-19. To deal with this problem, WHO has issued some Do’s and Don’ts, which we are giving you here.
WHO’s cyber scam alert:
- Hackers are seeking donations from people using the name of WHO. If any such e-mail comes to you, first verify its e-mail address. If this email id is followed by @ who.int then it is the official account of WHO. If anything else is written after @, then understand that this is an attempt to steal your money. WHO never sends mail from @ who.com, @ who.org or @ who-safety.org.
- Do not click on any link in the email. See whether this link starts with https://www.who.int before clicking. It would be better if you go to the WHO website and see for yourself where the URL starts.
- If you are asked for your personal information like username or password in an e-mail, then never share such information with anyone.
- Cyber Criminals use emergency to force people to take quick decisions. Never panic in such a situation. Whether request, right or throw, reached a conclusion only after careful consideration.
- If you feel that you have accidentally given any of your personal information to the hackers then do not panic, change all your passwords immediately. Make all your passwords strong.
- If you find any scam on the email, report it immediately.
Pay attention to these things of the World Health Organization (WHO) as well:
- WHO never asks you for your usernames and passwords.
- WHO never sends e-mail attachments that are not asked for on your behalf.
- Does not redirect you to any link outside www.who.int.
- The WHO does not ask for money to apply for a job, register at a conference, or reserve a hotel.
- WHO do not organize lottery, offer prizes, certificates through e-mail.
- Donation for COVID-19 by WHO is being taken only through Solidarity Response Fund.