LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Contact us now: Phone: +256704913358

Blog

How to catch online thieves
08Aug2016

How to catch online thieves

Yes, I am just a website designer. But spending so much time on the internet forces you to learn certain things. Things like detecting online thieves. Please read till the end and see if it saves you or anyone you know from being conned. We spend so much time on the internet and we find so many interesting things that keep us engaged, things that we hope to gain from and things that are too good to just ignore. But just like real life, thieves love crowded places and the internet is the most crowded place that I know.

First let's understand how internet fraud works. Some people set traps to increase traffic on their websites in order to raise their search engine rankings. Some set traps to infect you with viruses but some set traps to steal money from you and these are the ones we shall focus on.

While on facebook I came across a post by United Nations (UN) - Kenya that was shared by my sister Nakirya Shallot and it drew my attention. In this post, the UN was offering free training to Passion Driven individuals in East Africa. Once you Qualify, they take you to one of their Bases in Europe and turn you into a professional while they pay you. Here is the post

Click here to view the real post

"YOU ARE NEEDED: Are you an active and passion driven adult male or female living in East Africa with passion to live your dream of profession? Then we urge you to seize this opportunity to be part of the UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES designed just for you. Applicants to be trained in Health,Agriculture,security,IT,construction ETC. at either our Canada Camp or USA camp depending on your choice of country. Interested Applicants should contact us at: (undp@un.or.ke) for more details"

This advert drew my attention and it serves as a perfect example for this post. So what should we always look for when trying to identify Internet fraud.

  • The offer itself
  • Who is offering
  • Contact Details

The offer

Now I don't know how much I can emphasize this but if you ever come across a post or an offer that is too good to be true, do not forget to think thrice. Now let's focus on our model offer. Let's go bit by bit

YOU ARE NEEDED: Are you an active and passion driven adult male or female living in East Africa with passion to live your dream of profession?

I have known European organizations for sponsoring Africans but they always put boundaries on their offers. This is not a must but in most cases they do put boundaries like age group, gender, specialization, education level, Physical location and so many more. Now our post here is leaving most of the boundaries open. They set an age boundary, they want adults (Of course those are the one with the money) and yet most sponsorship go to the young/youth. Why select Adults? That's a RED FLAG. And they also set a physical location boundary, East Africa. But we all know this is UN-Kenya. Why would UN use its Kenyan Branch to run an East African Program? I say they put East Africa in order to increase the number of people applying. Another RED FLAG. They also left the profession part very wide open which is very very rare when it comes to scholarships. This is how they specified the professions "Health, Agriculture, security, IT, construction ETC". Really? UN saying ETC Really? Another RED FLAG.

Now when analyzing a fraudulent post, always look out for the part where they make you become interested. This is the part where everything becomes too good to be true.

".... construction ETC. at either our Canada Camp or USA camp depending on your choice of country."

In other words the UN is not organized. They have setup camps in Canada and USA all doing the same things. They do not care if everyone chooses to go to Canada. After all, both camps are identical and they are all training the same specializations. Does this even make sense to anyone??? Another RED FLAG.

Who is offering

In this case we have a formidable organization making the offer. United Nations Kenya – UN . I have nothing much to say about this because we all know UN does exist in Kenya. Now this takes us to the most interesting part .

Which UN in Kenya are we dealing with?

Chances are, we are dealing with the real UN of Kenya or The Virtual UN - Kenya of Facebook. The best way to find out is by analyzing their contact details.

Contact Details

Contact details are very important when detecting online fraud. It takes a very organized thief to cover all of their tracks online. So how does this work?

First we look at the provided contact details and compare them with the details of the organization they are pretending to be. In this case we are not so lucky or we can say they were bright. They made sure they don't provide so much detail in order to make comparisons hard. Another RED FLAG. In such cases, you have to dig deep in the little you have. But do not worry they gave us their email and we shall capitalize on that.

"Interested Applicants should contact us at: (undp@un.or.ke) for more details"

And that's their email. undp@un.or.ke . First lets understand the meaning of the two segments of an email. Emails are made up of USER-NAME @ WEBSITE .

The User name is what identifies a user on a given domain (website name). So it goes without mentioning that their website is www.un.or.ke . Now when you go that website (Because we are looking for more contact details like physical location, Contact Numbers and the rest) You get a welcoming message that says "Website Under Construction" Bwahahahah Are we laughing together on this?? The UN of Kenya does not have a website Woow. A BIG RED FLAG.

Now a website can be under construction for many reasons.

  • Its new
  • They are updating it
  • It crashed and its being revamped

Now to narrow down my options (Of course I want to know why they have no website) I did more digging on the domain name www.un.or.ke . Being a website designer at XiPH Limited and having worked with domain names and websites for so long, I knew what to do to get more information on this domain name.

You can always go to www.whois.com/whois/un.or.ke . that link will tell you everything you need to know about that website. Who owns it, when was it created, when will it expire in which country is it hosted and so on and so forth.  Now this is what I found their

Creation Date: 2016-07-16T20:31:55.194Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-07-16T20:31:55.243Z
Sponsoring Registrar: Kenya Website Experts

Now what more are we looking for here? This website was registered last month (July 2016) on 16th . Is this thing still making sense to anyone? UN Began began operations in Kenya last month? To make it worse, it was registered for a period of one year. Domain name registration for a period of one year costs only $9 and that's all the UN-Kenya could afford.

We also finally got the contact details of the owner of the website but do we still need them?

Sponsoring Registrar Address: P.O. Box 12198 - 00400 Nairobi
Sponsoring Registrar Country: KE
Sponsoring Registrar Phone: +254.722209414

Sometimes you find organized institutions who have green flags on every check point. Ie a cool website , legit contact details and offices. So what do you do? Just copy the website and paste it in google and add the word "reviews". This will look up what other people have said about the website and their activities. If people are saying good things about it, then you are good to go. Else , dig deeper and find out who is fooling who.

You may be wondering,

"So how do they make money from this?"

Well, they will first ask you show interest. Then they will make everything look simple and straight forward before they ask you to buy an application form or anything like that. Its usually little money around 15,000 UGX but let's imagine this, at the point of writing this post, that advert has 1500 people commenting with their phone numbers and 5700 people like the post. That is a total of 7200 interested individuals and that's only on facebook.

Which means the number could double if we looked at the same advert on other social networking platforms. If only 3000 applicants made it all the way and made payments, that would be 45,000,000 un-taxed.

Keep your eyes open Pals and if anything confuses you just send it to me. My email is et@elite.ug (+256-774655998) and that also goes for u my dear sister Shallot. Do not sign up for online things before you ask me. I remain your big bro.

And for the rest, remember Jesus will never punish you for not clicking "Like" on his photo on Facebook and before you click "Play" on that porn video on facebook, try to look at the number of views it has. If you can point your Pointer on those views and the pointer turns into a cursor, Then I it's a legit Video. Else, it's just an image with a play button in the middle designed to take you to a phishing website.

I remain yours truly Tabula Emmanuel

× Do you want to become one of our writers? Click here to signup and start writing your own Articles.
  • 08 Aug, 2016
  • Admin
  • ( 57 ) Comments

Share This Story

Comments

  • Annonymus

    That methods is dustless refinishing. Feel free to visit my blog floor refinishing cost calculator

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-18

  • Annonymus

    Mould spores will not survive in dry climates. Here is my weblog - car mold removal service near me

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-18

  • Annonymus

    Flat, Foam or Single Ply Roofing - Repair. My web site emergency roof repair near me

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-18

  • Annonymus

    Wood Shake or Composite Roofing - Repair. my homepage :: sunroof repair near me

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-15

  • Annonymus

    There are different types of HVAC systems. my website ... hvac repair marietta ga

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-12

  • Annonymus

    Then seal the stain with floor end from the equipment. Also visit my web-site: hardwood flooring finishing process

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-12

  • Annonymus

    Rinse with clean water and allow to dry totally. Look into my site mold removal cost

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-12

  • Annonymus

    They will injury the end and warp a hardwood flooring. My webpage: green floor finishing products

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-11

  • Annonymus

    Select between listings and articles on Yahoo Autos. Also visit my web page water treatment specialist job description

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-10

  • Annonymus

    I plan to call the roofing contractor to query this. My webpage roofing repair cost calculator

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-08

  • Annonymus

    Load the sander with 30-40 grit sandpaper. Feel free to visit my web site: hardwood flooring finishing cost

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-07

  • Annonymus

    Ask them if they can't take away the mildew or mildew. my site - mold removal spray diy

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-07

  • Annonymus

    Arborists will try to save damaged or diseased trees. my web-site ... tree services magazine

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-07

  • Annonymus

    They also do seasonal garden services. Feel free to visit my website ... lawn care nut grass seed

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-05

  • Annonymus

    I do not even know how I stopped up right here, but I thought this submit used to be good. I don't understand who you're however definitely you are going to a well-known blogger if you happen to aren't already. Cheers! My website; hi (Salvador)

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-04-02

  • Annonymus

    Bitcoins merely encompass a string of information. Also visit my webpage blockchain technology stocks to buy

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-31

  • Annonymus

    Sands corners and edges of hardwood flooring. Also visit my site floor finishing supplies near me

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-31

  • Annonymus

    Click here to learn about our bail bond companies. Review my blog post: bail bondsman near me

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-29

  • Annonymus

    May I simply say what a relief to discover an individual who actually knows what they are discussing on the net. You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people have to check this out and understand this side of your story. It's surprising you aren't more popular because you surely have the gift. Here is my blog hi (Quyen)

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-19

  • Annonymus

    Consequences may end up from unfiltered water. Look into my homepage - water filtration system for home what the best uk

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-12

  • Annonymus

    I have has many tree firm trim my timber. Also visit my blog - tree cutting services atlanta ga

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-10

  • Annonymus

    We are the best tow truck service in Miami. Feel free to visit my homepage; cheap tow truck service newark nj

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-06

  • Annonymus

    America's Favourite Particles Removal Firm. Here is my page :: sunrise trash removal boston jobs

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-05

  • Annonymus

    We're a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable info to work on. You've done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you. Feel free to surf to my page - hi (www.idtbouge.fr)

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-05

  • Annonymus

    The average cost of these piers is $300 per pier. My site ... home foundation repair atlanta

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-04

  • Annonymus

    Faucet water is just not cleaner than bottled water. My web-site water filtration system for home near me

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-04

  • Annonymus

    We are actually offering Pet Sitting! Have a look at my web blog :: https://www.facebook.com/Elitepetsitting/

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-03-04

  • Annonymus

    Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out. My web page hi

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-28

  • Annonymus

    © 2013 Tree Of Life Tree Management Service. My blog post: tree service jobs in pa

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-26

  • Annonymus

    Asphalt driveways do not remain clean and black endlessly. My blog post cheap driveway paving options

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-24

  • Annonymus

    It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I've read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about it! Feel free to surf to my weblog ... hi (Penni)

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-23

  • Annonymus

    Is America's leading on-demand roadside help service. Feel free to visit my page: 24 hour tow truck service near me

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-23

  • Annonymus

    Worldwide motor yacht brokerage specialists. My web site - buy a yacht in gta 5 ps3

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-22

  • Annonymus

    Your way of telling the whole thing in this paragraph is truly pleasant, all be capable of easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot. my web page: hi (Madeline)

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-15

  • Annonymus

    A. Exchange Broken, Useless, or Dying Trees. Also visit my blog :: tree removal service logo

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-15

  • Annonymus

    Hiring a company like Schulhoff Tree & Lawn Care, Inc. My blog post landscaping maintenance services seattle

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-13

  • Annonymus

    In addition, strain washing corporations can prevent time. Take a look at my web blog - pressure washer san antonio tx

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-12

  • Annonymus

    Never reduce into the department collar when pruning. Also visit my web-site - tree trimming service charlotte nc

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-09

  • Annonymus

    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my site so i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!! Also visit my blog :: ig

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-09

  • Annonymus

    Thank you a lot for sharing this with all people you really know what you're speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Please also consult with my website =). We may have a link change arrangement among us my site; hi; Marion,

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-09

  • Annonymus

    Online advertising is also called Internet advertising. Here is my webpage; online marketing jobs for students

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-08

  • Annonymus

    362 Web Advertising on-line jobs are available. my web page online marketing courses canada

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-08

  • Annonymus

    Ask if they provide any low cost on their providers. my site; limo rental prices riverside ca

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-07

  • Annonymus

    At Carolina Limousine we attempt to go beyond the extraordinary. Feel free to surf to my website :: limo services mn st.cloud

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-07

  • Annonymus

    There are various forms of property inspections. Review my web-site home inspector jobs mn

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-06

  • Annonymus

    Name us for all of your Tampa pressure washing wants. My homepage: pressure washer san antonio tx

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-02-04

  • Annonymus

    What's up mates, good article and good arguments commented here, I am genuinely enjoying by these. Feel free to surf to my web blog: song download

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-28

  • Annonymus

    You made some really good points there. I checked on the web for more info about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site. Also visit my page: hi (classifieds.londoncityindex.com)

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-27

  • Annonymus

    Currently it looks like Wordpress is the top blogging platform out there right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you're using on your blog? Also visit my page: hi (bengaluruq.com)

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-23

  • Annonymus

    Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your website by chance (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later. Here is my web page :: Chastity

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-04

  • Annonymus

    Can I simply say what a relief to uncover somebody who actually knows what they're discussing online. You definitely realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people ought to read this and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you are not more popular since you certainly have the gift. Have a look at my blog :: Devin

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-04

  • Annonymus

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to read through content from other authors and practice something from their sites. Also visit my web-site: Agustin

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-04

  • Annonymus

    Aw, this was an extremely good post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and don't seem to get anything done. My web-site - Jeremiah

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-04

  • Annonymus

    I was able to find good info from your content. Feel free to surf to my weblog - Tiffiny

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-03

  • Annonymus

    Hello there! I simply wish to offer you a huge thumbs up for your excellent info you've got right here on this post. I will be returning to your web site for more soon. My homepage ... best tattoo shop thailand

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-03

  • Annonymus

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb blog! Take a look at my blog ... Flossie

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2018-01-03

  • Annonymus

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be interesting to read content from other authors and practice a little something from other web sites. my web site ... hi - http://астраханцы.xn--p1ai/blog/14671.html -

    0 | 0 Total votes 0 | 2017-12-13

Leave a Reply

Your commenting as: Annonymus



What is 2 + 2 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>