Don’t Risk Your Private Information
Odds are your privacy is at risk. No one may be peeking at you from the bushes or knocking at your door, but they’re up to something far more sinister. Looking to steal from you are criminals thousands of miles away. All they need is your private information to commit various crimes using your name. This is the reality in 2018 where laws and non-tech companies have not caught up with the ever-evolving sphere of technology.
Local police departments have not expanded their operations into cybercrime fast enough and many cannot be counted on when crimes cross state lines or international borders. Keeping your information available on search engines is quite possibly the riskiest thing you can do in today’s rampant era of fraud. Don’t risk your private information. Wiperts can help remove your personal info from the internet.
World Wide Web
The plain and simple truth is that the internet is global. Even in countries where the internet is heavily censored, things slip through the cracks and black markets thrive no matter how strict the law is. Criminals buying and selling personal information exist in every country, every language, and it doesn’t matter if the buyer or seller can even understand what they’re exchanging. Private information is powerful no matter what language it is in. But if you’re reading this right now, then you most likely speak English – arguably one of the most powerful and popular languages – and therefore one of the most valuable on the black market place. Unfortunately, most of these criminals can use Google and other plain as day websites to find what they’re looking for.
If you’ve heard of Google then this shouldn’t be a big surprise, but criminals have heard about it too. If you’ve ever searched up information and found private details about yourself online, then you’re in danger. Or maybe you were lucky and could delete the original source of information using hazily recalled credentials. However, even if you did delete the original, did you know that Google keeps a “cached” copy? A cached copy is a snapshot of a website for archival purposes. For Google, a click is a click, even if it’s just an archived snapshot. With Google’s insanely exhaustive data servers, storing billions of these snapshots is a breeze. What you need is a service like Wiperts to get these search results delisted from the whole wide world to see.
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Furthermore, many countries that speak English lean towards the higher end of wealth. America, the United Kingdom, and Australia are all English-speaking countries for example. The average citizen of these nations have a great deal of accessible credit available to them. Their personal information is an exploitable gold mine due to their easily available credit.
Criminals seek to steal from those who are the most vulnerable, yet have the most money – identity fraud combined with the internet is what lazy thieves have been waiting centuries for. The ability to sit at home and steal thousands without the local police department chasing after them? It might sound too good to be true, but it is happening to millions of people every day. Wiperts takes personal information offline, reducing your risk of identity fraud.
These criminals use Google, white pages, and other obscure websites to gather information about you. If you were caught up in the early social media blitz of advertisements that prompted you to share everything publicly, then don’t feel bad if you overshared too much in the past. Instead of feeling anxious that your privacy is at risk, ask the experts at Wiperts how they can help clean the internet of your private info.
Phone numbers, addresses (especially location sharing), email addresses, photos, and so much more have been casually shared in the past by millions of users and forgotten about. Though many users may have forgotten about the past, computers and Google generally have a perfect memory. It might be on the very dead last page of Google, but if it’s there, someone will figure out an algorithm to find it.
Not every fraudster is after hard cash. Some seek to collect information via impersonation. By using your personal info, they can pretend to be you to collect information about your friends, family, and coworkers via social media websites. How would they do this? By creating a fake profile using information they skimmed off the internet. Your old profile pictures, address, phone number – pretty much anything to make their fake account more legitimate is fair game in a criminal’s eyes. Cleaning up after yourself is something we’re taught as children, but what if we’ve made a mess somewhere we can’t reach? This is why professionals exist. Wiperts goes beyond the normal user’s reach and cleans up online search results.
Collecting information through dishonest means is just as bad as stealing money. This kind of social engineer seeks to make a profit somehow, whether they’re getting paid by someone else or selling the information themselves. By allowing your private information to linger online, these engineers will find a way to use it for personal gain. If you work at a large company and hold a high position, then faking your account may lead to lucrative conversations. Social engineers will ask about secret projects and then sell the information given in confidence to competitors. Even though it might not be your fault at all, things will not look good for you.
Some social engineers are stalkers, people obsessed with finding out more about a past partner or classmate. They infiltrate online social circles to find out who’s talking to who and what’s going on in that person’s life. Even if they never show up at your door or contact you, there’s definitely the chance that they could. Don’t risk a maniac that hasn’t seen you for years showing up at your front doorstep. Social engineers come in every kind. Wiperts takes away their tools and stops them from abusing your personal information.