Dialup UK Article - Dialup Internet Access Fraud
The internet serves as a major tool of conducting personal
and business matter for people across the globe. The business
of providing internet is a booming industry. The businesses
providing internet access service are called an ISP or Internet
service provider. There are two major ways of connecting internet
are dial up internet service and broadband internet access.
The dial up internet access is most popular in the people
who use internet from their households. This is because it
is cheap and generally reliable.
The dial up service is usually connected through the telephone
line. The ISP charges them according to the usage of the telephone
line and internet access rate per hour set. Now days, it is
not surprising to find a large number of consumers using their
local telephone line to connect to the Internet end up having
huge telephone bills. Most of these bills are having charges
a lot more then they expect. Barring some discrepancy in the
telephone bill, the most obvious reason could be that that
they have fallen victim to some dial up Internet access fraud.
There are multiple ways of running a dial up access fraud.
A large number of these frauds are running very systematically
with aid of computer viruses. Some of these frauds initially
post attractive offers of programs offering free internet
access to attract the customers. Some other associates themselves
with unsuspecting visitors when they visit a potential harmful
Some people may be wondering that how these viruses are installed
in their computer. In most cases, the answer is that they
allow them to install on their computer! However, these uses
fall pray to these frauds unknowingly. In a large number of
cases, the users generally click on some innocent looking
advertisement or download certain program that has hidden
These advertisements first appear in very innocent form. When
users are surfing internet, more often they come across these
offers, through a promotional advertisement suddenly appearing
in a “pop up window” on their computer screen.
These promotions usually offer gifts on some purchase or free
internet access offers or adult materials. Furthermore, many
people accept and download these offers as they do like to
access porn material or make purchases on internet.
These types of frauds are raging in many countries across
the world. Only precautions from uses can save themselves
from these frauds. Every internet user should take certain
precautionary steps. For example, they should choose the websites
that they are visiting more carefully. Inspect very carefully
any pop up windows that may appear and do not blindly click
on them. Those free internet access offers or gifts that are
presented before them to lure them into the frauds. One should
not tempted by them. Always remember that “appearances
can be deceiving”. In addition, they should look out
for unknown programs running on their computers then they
should, check them out immediately. Kill those processes if
required and remove the programs from computer as soon as
possible. Some precautions will save you your money that those
scammers could take away from you.