Hendren Global Group Top Facts Reviews

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Fraud prevention is very important to big or even smaller businesses. Self-storage industry is beginning to be affected by cybercrime and it is becoming a big problem. This can be prevented through effective training and education to make owners and managers aware of the developing problem. Same methods that were already adapted by cybercriminals to target other industries and some of the same methods used to defraud businesses before digital age can be used against our industry.

Small- to medium-sized businesses are in more risk than ever unlike before that only the most high-profile cybercrime cases involves child victimization or Russian spies. Although large corporations have the most up to date protection of their systems they always tune it up because they still have been fighting online fraud for many years. This is why smaller outfits (family-owned self-storage facilities or even smaller chain operations) should be vigilant to what is happening in the cyber underworld as well.

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Hendren Global Group Top Facts Reviews

  1. 1. Cybercrime targets smaller fish with less guardHENDREN GLOBAL GROUPTOP FACTS REVIEWS
  2. 2. Source LinkFraud prevention is very important to big or even smaller businesses. Self-storageindustry is beginning to be affected by cybercrime and it is becoming a big problem.This can be prevented through effective training and education to make owners andmanagers aware of the developing problem. Same methods that were alreadyadapted by cybercriminals to target other industries and some of the same methodsused to defraud businesses before digital age can be used against our industry.Small- to medium-sized businesses are in more risk than ever unlike before that onlythe most high-profile cybercrime cases involves child victimization or Russian spies.Although large corporations have the most up to date protection of their systemsthey always tune it up because they still have been fighting online fraud for manyyears. This is why smaller outfits (family-owned self-storage facilities or even smallerchain operations) should be vigilant to what is happening in the cyber underworld aswell.Larger companies stronger defense made cybercriminals turn to smaller businessesas their victims. These smaller outfits only have a small IT staff or sometimes noneat all, making them an easier target. What they should be doing is to start teachingthemselves of the latest scams and methods of today’s digital thieves.
  3. 3. Criminal Minds and Methods. Cyber thieves use many various techniques to trick their victims. Cybercriminals have the reputation that they large affect large bank because “that’s where the money is.”What self-storage owners and managers should know is that these cyber criminals are now alsotargeting their industry. Now also seen on self-storage industry is the some same methods used totarget the broader real estate industry. Even if there are few self-storage attacks that were known topublic, in general small organizations is now cyber thieves target preys.Recently, another example of cybercrime in real estate industry was through email messages with thegoal to recruit money mules. Money mules are simply the money launderers, their work is to transferthe money collected from the Internet scams from the victim to the criminal. These people most ofthe time are unaware of the crime they committed because they believe what they did was just workfrom home opportunity.“An international real property agency with wide background in reselling, exchanging, buying out andlegal counseling assistance all over the USA and Canada.” This is a Spam message that has beendistributed recently, offers a part-time real estate agent position. This is an example of an illegitimateoffer rather what it do instead is it not only involves international, organized crime, it denigrates anderodes the integrity of true real estate professionals.This one is another real estate-specific scam; it involves rental properties posted online. Cybercriminals can collect every payment to the property they do not own simply by copying the digitalinformation from your online listing to create their own listing. This is actually a long time schemeand now the convenience and ubiquity of the Internet make it easier for cons to perpetrate thesecrimes.
  4. 4. People who find it harder and harder to make ends meet have been lured into secret shopperjobs, this happens during the recent recession. Most of these are scams but there are also legitimateoffers on the website for the Mystery Shopping Providers Association. In self-storage industry anexample of this scam involves a re-shipping scam where you may be persuaded over email to receivegoods at your facility and later ship them out to another address. They are taking advantage of yourinnocence so you can commit a crime without you knowing so try to avoid strange offers like thelatter.Remember that cyber criminals are best at tricks, they prey on your sympathies and fears and youmay not know it until you literally misplaced your confidence in someone.They also used sense of urgency to lure you into becoming their prey. They will make you feel thatyou have to respond quickly to the queries in order to get the business. Any transactions that makeyou decide urgent more often than not leads to disaster, in any decision you make always rememberto slow down, take it easy and rethink of it several times before deciding and remember, cybercriminals take advantage of our impulsiveness.Phishing and Malicious Spam. Maybe the most famous, earliest and the most widespread from ofscam over the Internet was phishing of online banking credentials. the cybercriminal will send you anauthentic-looking emails, messages or link that warns you that something went wrong to youraccount and you need to confirm your information details by clicking on the link provided and loggingon their account would mean they already have your details without you realizing it. As a result, allyour authentication credentials were immediately emailed to a criminal who used them to transfer allof the money out of the account. Self-storage isn’t spared on this scam. Managers and their websiteadministrators must be alert to phishing scams so they do not fall prey to such Internet fraud.
  5. 5. RE/MAX brand was spoofed by email account credential phishing and was used asscam for real estate industry. Once homebuyers logged in their email accounts tothe look-a-like page that offers to give them access to exclusive listings but the thingis RE/MAX is not linked to your email provider, and the victims had their emailaccounts compromised.It doesn’t matter how famous phishing is, scam watch is very important, becausetoday’s spam messages are even more authentic looking and more malicious, it isharder to determine the authenticity. It isn’t just that but now you did not have toclick a link from the email you received rather just by visiting a drive-by malware sitewhere they do not even need to log in or agree to download anything in order to beinfected with a banking Trojan or other malicious software. Immediately after beinginfected, your vital and secret authentication credentials for banking and otheronline transactions will be stolen, and you wil have no control over your machinebecause it is now being controlled by unseen forces and included in a global botnetthat perpetuates more cybercrime.The Black hole Exploit Kit, since this criminal toolkit was invented phishing methodhas become more common over the past two years. For only $50 per day or $1,500per year scammers can lease this software kit.
  6. 6. Fraudsters can lease this software kit for. The spammers who initiate the infectionprocess have created email messages that spoof over 50 well-known brands and donot contain spelling errors or other mistakes to tip off a suspecting reader. The chartbelow describes how the Blackhole Exploit Kit is used to infect you with malware ina drive-by attack. Large organization technology departments are finding more waysfor scam watch and fraud prevention so that they can protect their employees andsystems and for the rest of us, scam watch is our own responsibility. We must learnto be wary of links in unsolicited email messages. Instead of clicking on the linksprovided, navigate to the content by using your browser to go to the website youtrust for that company. If email account is spamming or Facebook or Twitter accountis showing messages that you did not post, the best thing you do is change yourpasswords.
  7. 7. Tips for Using Social Media While Protecting Your Online Presence.Self-storage uses social media accounts to promote their products. And to be able toprotect those accounts from invasion and manipulation, they should take additionalsteps.• If you have a professional Internet presence, then maintain those accounts in aprofessional way and maintain your personal social networking profiles separately.• Do not fall for scam artists who promise to deliver hundreds of “Likes” of yourpage for a small fee.• Safeguard your passwords carefully by using HTTPS and strong passwords and byusing different passwords for every site. You can find free software for passwordmanagement to help you with this.
  8. 8. Customer Data. “The most attractive ‘loot’ for today’s thieves are customer data—atleast for the cyber-criminals.” This is from the article on selfstorage.com on Oct.12, 2012, “Cyber-crime overshadows property theft” by Mark Lusky. This loot can beplundered from your payment system such as credit card machine or systemscompromised. This can also affect your email account such as accessed after logincredentials have been phished or obtained with malicious software, or your businesscomputer that has been infected.Self-storage stores customers’ data in a digital format, PII or personal identifyinginformation, if not well taken care of can be used to steal your customer’s identity.Scam watch should be well thought of or it will create devastating fines, minimumfine for a data breach can be $10,000 per customer.Protection through Awareness. Scam watch is very easy in fact; a good start for thisaction is to self-study and to email notifications from the FBI’s Internet CrimeComplaint Center (www.ic3.gov). This action will help you get informed, cybercriminals always has new technology to trick on you, so it is always good to getknowledgeable to emerging cyber threats that could affect your business.
  9. 9. Some may find this unnecessary but this is as important as any fraud prevention.Remember that all software you use should also be kept current, including your operatingsystem (Windows or Mac OS), your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.), andother programs such as Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash. And disable Java in yourbrowser’s plug-ins section as unlatched Java contains the most successfully-exploitedvulnerabilities. It is very essential to have anti-virus and anti-malware protection on all ofyour computers and to look into guard for your mobile devices such as smart phones.Help From Authorities. Activities highlighted are Federal crimes and should be reportedas such this is according to the most cybercrime offenses are covered by Title 18 of theUnited States Code, Section 1030: Fraud and related activity in connection withcomputers. The U.S. Department of Justice website sustains its Computer Crime andIntellectual Property Section with contacts for reporting incidents to local, state orFederal law enforcement agencies.As the larger banks and institutions are becoming more conscious to cyber-attacks of allkinds, self-storage industry and real estate in general in now more appealing to cybercriminals. But since they are becoming a little bit more conscious too and developingways of scam prevention, cyber criminals are not targeting small businesses that tend tohave less wary employees and smaller computer staffs. And smaller staffs should step upand find ways to defend themselves against threat of cybercrime.

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