10 Tips to Stay Safe Against Cricket World Cup Online Scams

This Cricket World Cup, stay safe against hackers and online scammers by following these few simple security measures.

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If there is anything that the entire world eagerly awaits after FIFA World Cup, it is the ICC Cricket World Cup. Held every four years, it is rated as one of the world’s most viewed sporting event. This year, the World Cup will be played in 14 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand. India brought home the World Cup in 2011 with a glorious win by 6 wickets over Sri Lanka. And this year, as the cricket crazy smog starts setting in, we can easily expect online scammers and hackers to plan their attacks against cricket fanatics. So, here are some really easy steps that you can effortlessly take to stay away from any kind of cricket World Cup online scams.

What Can We Expect from Hackers?
This cricket World Cup, we are expecting hackers to:

1. Send bulk emails to a large number of users all over the world. These emails will contain links to phishing and malicious websites. They may also contain attachments hiding malicious codes.

2. Create several fake websites that look like the official site of the cricket World Cup to steal personal and financial information.

3. Inject vulnerable websites with malicious pop-up ads to either redirect users to fake websites, or drop malware on their system.

4. Use social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to propagate their scam by posting links to fake and infected websites.

5. Create fake and malicious sites claiming to offer live streaming services.

Steps to Avoid Cricket World Cup Scams

1.  As always, the safest place to watch the cricket World Cup is your television.

2. Buy tickets only from the official website which is www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup

3. Even if the above link comes to you in an email from ICC, do not click on it. The safest way is to type the URL in the address bar of your browser.

4. Do not trust any email claiming to offer you free tickets, discounted tickets or special travel deals. Never click on links or download attachment in these emails.

5. Do not respond to online ads claiming to offer streaming services for the World Cup or free tickets.

6. If you receive any text message or calls asking for your personal information in return for tickets or travel vouchers, disconnect the call.

7. While searching for videos, wallpapers, images, etc., of your favorite cricket starts or matches, only trust official and well-known websites.

8. Do not respond to social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.,) that claim to provide free tickets, live streaming services, etc. Advise your friends not to share, like or comment on these posts.

9. For live streaming, only trust popular websites such as www.starsports.com

10. Protect your system with a reliable antivirus software like Quick Heal, which provides protection against phishing emails and phishing website.

Stay safe and may the best team win!

Rajiv Singha

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Vijay Pawar
Vijay Pawar
6 years ago

I like it

Abhishek
Abhishek
6 years ago

thanks chum for making another cricket scamware alert

siddhant
siddhant
6 years ago

India win this world cup 2014

siddhant
siddhant
6 years ago

Iam wetting for India v Pakistan match

Anbusathiyan
Anbusathiyan
6 years ago

nice and usefull one thanks buddy.

TINUOYE ABIODUN
TINUOYE ABIODUN
6 years ago

SOS. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT PLS! MY QUICKHEAL ANTIVIRUS REFUSED TO UPDATE FOR THE PAST 2 MONTHS NOW. IT WILL EXPIRE BY SEPTEMBER 2015

Tanmoy Chakraborty
Tanmoy Chakraborty
6 years ago

Good tips.

sarvesh
sarvesh
6 years ago

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mayANK TRIPATHI
mayANK TRIPATHI
6 years ago

NICE

Sanjay Sagwal
Sanjay Sagwal
6 years ago

Yes, it is true that people with ill motive will certainly do such type of things. as live streaming will be most searched after in google so risk will be more. Better to click those sites which we are already using.

rajen
rajen
6 years ago

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RS Sharma
RS Sharma
6 years ago

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A.Thirumurugan
A.Thirumurugan
6 years ago

Good tips at right time

Ranga rao
Ranga rao
6 years ago

Thank you so much. Valuable information

Dillip
Dillip
6 years ago

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suresh samota
suresh samota
6 years ago

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Nikunj
Nikunj
6 years ago

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sankar Bandyopadhyay
sankar Bandyopadhyay
6 years ago

Thanks for the useful tips

Sofia
Sofia
6 years ago

I am using chrome browser.while using browser the page is surrounded by ads stating that ad by info about various offer ,popads.Please help me to get rid of it

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  Sofia

Hi Sofia,

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md yousuf ansari
md yousuf ansari
6 years ago

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Rabindranath Chakraborty
Rabindranath Chakraborty
6 years ago

Good suggestions.

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vikram singh rathore
6 years ago

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Anwar Khan
Anwar Khan
6 years ago

Quick heal app installed and open for viruses found in my android device to scanned but it isn’t remove virus’s from my device and repeated scanned several times not working please help me

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  Anwar Khan

Hi Anwar,

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Thanks.

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mahesh tupe
6 years ago

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vishal
6 years ago

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Nutan sahu
6 years ago

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subrat kumar rout
6 years ago

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Rajesh Meena
Rajesh Meena
6 years ago

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Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  Rajesh Meena

Hi Rajesh,

Have you ensured that your laptop meets the minimum system requirements of the Quick Heal product that you are referring to? If the machine does not meet the requirements, then the performance of the software will not be as per expectations.

Regards.

Nibo Tapi
Nibo Tapi
6 years ago

Thanks for share information about the online scams of Cricket world cup-2015.

Jagdeesh Prasad Dehriya (tch.)
Jagdeesh Prasad Dehriya (tch.)
6 years ago

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Jagdeesh Prasad Dehriya (tch.)
Jagdeesh Prasad Dehriya (tch.)
6 years ago

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6 years ago

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Padmanav Tripathy
Padmanav Tripathy
6 years ago

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Abhishek Agrawal
Abhishek Agrawal
6 years ago

So nc

Ankit
Ankit
6 years ago

Sir,can we should believe on chrome’s extensions which help us to fill automatically forms and we have to fill all our details? Help me please.

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  Ankit

Hi Ankit,

Yes, in most cases you can trust that Chrome’s inbuilt form filling extension is safe. However, web browsers can be easily breached by anyone who uses your computer. So we recommend that you password protect such data or use an online form filling service that password managers offer for free. Our recommendation is LastPass.

Thanks.

malufu
malufu
6 years ago

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manoj singh
manoj singh
6 years ago

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SSURYAH
SSURYAH
6 years ago

Nice Blog. Very useful., if you can add some examples (live) screen shots in this blog it will boost up and protect lot of innocent people.

Keep doing good work it will protect you.

Take Care

Bye.

SSURYAH

Iqrar uddin
Iqrar uddin
6 years ago

Very good

amit wankhade
amit wankhade
6 years ago

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virus

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  amit wankhade

Hi Amit,

Can you share some more details about the virus issue that you are facing. With more details, we will be able to assist you better.

Regards.

ashok
ashok
6 years ago

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Donga jasmin
6 years ago

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Donga jasmin
Donga jasmin
6 years ago

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desai devkan
6 years ago

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sayan banerjee
6 years ago

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Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
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Anca
Anca
6 years ago

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Majid
Majid
6 years ago

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Amitkumar
6 years ago

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