thefilipinohelp.com partial list of goods, services, and content prohibited on doing business.
Alcohol or Tobacco
Ammunition, Clips, Cartridges, Gunpowder, Fireworks, Explosives, Reloading Materials
Counterfeit, Imitation or Pirated Items
Endangered and Protected Species of any Parts. e.g. Shark Fin Etc.
Firearms/Guns and Components
Fraudulent, Misleading Content.
Gambling Items, Lottery, Raffle Tickets, Sweepstakes Entries
Goods, Services, or Content that Violates the Law or Legal Rights of Others
Government Documents, Birth Certificates, ID Cards, Licenses, Police Insignia, Etc
Governmental Assistance, Food Stamps, Wic Vouchers, Snap or Wic Goods
Human Body Parts/Fluids
Malicious, Obscene, Offensive or Threatening Postings
Networking, Multi-Level Marketing , Affiliate Marketing or Pyramid Schemes
Personal, Identifying, Confidential or Proprietary Information
Pet Sales, Animal Parts, Stud Service
Postings, Promoting, or Linking To Unsolicited Products or Services
Prescription Drugs, Medical Devices, Controlled Substances and Related Items
Solicitation of Illegal Prostitution
Spam; Miscategorized, Overposted, Cross-Posted, or Nonlocal Content
Tickets or Gift Cards that restrict transfer
Unlocking/Hacking of Patented Devices/Gadgets
Unsanitized Clothing, Beds
US Military items not demilitarized in accord with Defense Department policy
BB/pellet, Stun, and Spear Guns; etc
How you can protect yourself from Scammers
To protect your identity and cash from online scammers:
- Never allow someone to remotely access your computer unless, if they are from a trusted source, such as your internet service provider
- You must create passwords and make it long and use a mix random numbers with lower and upper case letters. The harder the password the harder to guess. A 15 digit password is better than an eight digit one. And also change passwords regularly and never share it.
- Use antivirus software and keep it up to date. This will check for malicious computer programs and monitor files before they are opened. Up-to-date software is important to protect against the most recent viruses. If you buy software online make sure it is from a genuine supplier
- Understand what software you are installing on your computer or phone and make sure you are using a secure site when you buy software, tablet or smart phone. A secure site will have a web address beginning with https not http
- Make sure you leave your firewall is switched on. A firewall is a security shield that stops scammers getting into your computer. Operating systems such as Windows come with built in firewall settings. They can monitor and warn you of unexpected access to your computer
- Make sure you regularly install updates to your operating system. Windows is an example of an operating system
- Install the latest version of your web browser, for example Internet Explorer, which will have the latest security features
- Don’t open suspicious or unknown emails, email attachments, texts or pop up messages. For example an email with an unusually worded subject heading
- No genuine online company will contact you to ask for your log-in details, such as your password or user id. You should only need to provide this information when you are logging onto a service such as online banking
- Before entering payment card details on a website, make sure the link is secure.
Making sure you have a secure link
You can make sure you have a secure link in three ways:
- Check there’s a padlock symbol in the browser window frame, which appears when you attempt to log in or register. Be sure the padlock is not on the page itself – if it is this will probably indicate a fraudulent site
- Check the web address begins with ‘https://’. The ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’
- If you’re using the latest version of your browser, the address bar or the name of the site owner will turn green.
- If you receive a possible scam email
- If you have opened a scam email:
- Don’t reply to the email
- Don’t click on any links in the email or open any attachments
- If you have already clicked on a link and opened a website, don’t give any personal information out.