In today’s era, whether to make payment or transfer money, we all do the work online. With the ease with which online work is being done, people have also been more easily a victim of fraud. A lot of online frauds are coming to the fore every day. Let us know 10 smart tips to avoid fraud in online transactions.
Updated: January 02, 2022 02:00:09 pm
New Delhi. With the availability of many facilities in the digital age, common life has become very simple and easy. At present, most of the work is being done through digital system. In today’s era, whether to make payment or transfer money, we all do the work online. The ease with which online work is being done, the more easily people have been victims of fraud. Everyday you are exposed to lots of online frauds. Through online fraud, people’s hard-earned money is getting wiped out with one stroke. Let us know 10 smart tips to avoid fraud in online transactions.
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keep personal things secret
To avoid fraud in online transactions, your personal things should be kept secret. You should not share your one time password with credit card number, pin number, CVV and expiry date with anyone. Avoid using the Internet for shopping or making payments in public places. Apart from this, you should also not open email id or do transactions like netbanking at these places.
Do not click on unknown links
It is often seen that some websites lure people with offers to entice them. Never click on such links. If someone clicks on it by mistake then he can fall in the trap of fraud.
Get contact number from official website
Online fraudsters give wrong customer care numbers to customers. They trick them into getting the trust that they are talking to an authorized representative of their bank/insurance company. If you want the numbers of the bank or insurance company, then you should take these contact numbers by visiting the official website.
Check Verified Badge
Once everyone should keep in mind that before downloading any app, always check its verified badge. Only after getting complete satisfaction should download that app. Some apps are such that as soon as you open them, all the personal information of your phone goes to them. Due to which people easily fall prey to online fraud.
Anti virus is very important
Everyone should have anti virus in their smartphone or computer. Sometimes buying cheap anti virus software proves to be very expensive later. There are many anti virus software from which hackers can easily steal your personal information. That’s why you should buy only good anti virus.
be sure to check the safety sign
If you pay on any website, then the website assures you that your payment is absolutely safe. Online security companies McAfee, VeriSign, etc. make payment gateways secure. Therefore, you should take full care of security before making the payment.
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Password must be hard
Even today there are many people who keep passwords handy. Such people who do online fraud quickly make their victims. Therefore, passwords should always be kept difficult, which cannot be easily accessed by anyone.
keep data backed
Always keep your data backed up to avoid online fraud. Those who do not keep their data backed up, they have to pay the price for it later. So it is very important to have a backup of the data for the safety.
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Do not pay on unknown job / portal
Fraudulent people are asked to make payment on the portal in the name of job. Many people register themselves by coming to their fraudsters and make their bank account details, debit card, credit card etc. Shouldn’t do that.
Source: Patrika : India's Leading Hindi News Portal by www.patrika.com.
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