At Harava Group, Inc, keeping our clients’ information confidential is crucial to our success. Thus, we are constantly working with our partners to ensure the security of our clients’ information. While we implement various security policies and practices to protect our client’s information, we strongly encourage our clients to be proactive and safeguard their personal information as well. Always remember to evaluate the risks that you face when conducting business online and make sure to take the appropriate steps to ensure that your business activities and data are safeguarded. The following are some guidelines designed to help you protect your information.
Phishing Scams & Internet Fraud
Phishing scams are designed to steal your personal information. Either by having you open a fraudulent e-mail and submitting your personal information into a fraudulent copy of a legitimate website. Unfortunately, these scams continue to get more and more sophisticated and customers of financial institutions are becoming the main targets. Unfortunately, these phishing materials look more and more genuine thus appearing to originate from real people and/or organizations. Before you share your personal information on any website, take the following precautions:
- Be very cautious about opening any links, attachments, or downloading any files from any e-mail, unless you are expecting the attachment and/or can confirm from the sender that they sent you an attachment.
- Never open a website using a link provided in a suspicious e-mail as e-mail sender addresses can be forged.
- Try and avoid including any sensitive and/or personal information in e-mail messages. It is better to call a company directly and provide that type of information.
- If you receive any e-mail that asks you to perform an urgent action (e.g., “Security Check”, “Activation”, “Verification” or any request to wire funds or make other payments), take precautions as it may be a phishing scam.
- When communicating with Harava Group, Inc representatives, please make sure that you are sending your message to an authorized Harava Group, Inc address. Harava Group, Inc only uses “@Haravagroup.com” as its domain name. We do not permit our employees and/or authorized representatives to send or receive work related e-mails from personal accounts or any other domain name.
- Sample e-mail phishing scams:
- E-mails that advertise illegitimate offers including the sale of items at a reduced price to get you to click on a link. Once on the fraudulent website, they get you to enter your credit card or other financial information.
- E-mails that offer you large sums of money in exchange for your financial assistance. They usually request your bank account information claiming to require it in order to deposit money.
- E-mails that claim they come from executives of an organization (e.g. John Doe, CEO). They request personal or confidential information and sometimes contain a “special” offer in order to get you yo respond.
- When communicating with Harava Group, Inc through digital media, please make sure that you are connected to the Harava Group, Inc domain: haravagroup.com
- Never share your password and/or login ID with anyone. Note: certain Harava Group, Inc web sites are private and only available to clients through secure log-in procedures. This may be the only time that Harava Group, Inc representatives may ask you for this information, to grant you access an authorized web site. Should you forget your password or login ID, we will issue you new ones.
- Always review the privacy policies and guidance when visiting any financial services website.
- Always make sure that you are visiting a legitimate website before you disclose any information about yourself or your accounts, in particular, passwords or other information that a financial services provider may use to identify you (e.g. date of birth, mother’s maiden name).
- Always keep your computer software up-to-date, especially system patches, anti-virus, and anti-spyware.
- If you notice anything suspicious or irregular with your bank account or other online financial accounts, contact the relevant institution immediately. However, when contacting any financial institution only use the phone number that comes from a reliable source (the back of your bank card, the phonebook, or bank statements).