Why am I writing about this? Well, that’s because I still see people talking about giving their phone numbers out online, and mostly because teens think that the Internet is safe and nobody can’t harm them.
Back in October, I came across a website called bieber.com, basically what this site wants you to do is to register your cell phone number for a chance to be called by Justin Bieber. Before you go to check out to the site, there’s one thing you really need to know before you give any personal information. This site is a scam.
Get your head out of the clouds. The chances of having a phone call from Justin Bieber are one in a billion. Come on, JB is super busy, do you really think he has time to call you?
There are many child predators online. You should never give out personal information online about yourself and your family in exchange for goods. You never know who is behind it. Which is why you should think twice before trying this site. I don’trecall hearing Justin Bieber saying anything about him being part of this site. Most of us know how much this kid loves being on Twitter, if he was really part of it, wouldn’t he have mentioned it in the first place?
One of the main reasons why the Internet is so dangerous and full of predators is because of the anonymity of the users. Anybody can say, pretend to be something they aren’t without people ever knowing who is on the other side of the computer.
Scammers often pretend to be close friends to popular celebrities to lure fans into giving up their personal information.
“It’s just a phone number, what’s so dangerous about it anyway” Sites like this are usually scams that people use for marketing. When you give your phone number, you could be signing up to a service that you had no idea about, they will charge you every month, and is going to be very hard for you to cancel. Not only that, technology is really amazing nowadays, somebody can track you down, stalk you, and do many other bad things that you don’t really even want to think of. Don’t say nobody warned you about this before! There’s no statement to be found from Justin Bieber saying that he really is calling girls every night.
But the website callbieber.com is linking back to Justin’s Bieber facebook, twitter, and youtube accounts.
So what, anybody can link back to any site they want. This doesn’t make a site legit or affiliated to the site somebody is linking to.