Beware of Fraudulent Calls, SMS, and Notifications Asking for Your Utmost Personal Details for Doing Financial Cheating.
There are a number of cases have been recorded in the country on the surge of fraudulent calls, SMSs, and push notifications incidents where fraudsters are seen asking for the utmost sensitive details like Banking OTPs, Bank Account Details, Internet Banking User IDs, and passwords, to fraud ordinary people by manipulating the usage of these credentials for fulfilling one’s illegal purposes to gain monetary benefits. In addition, it has also been seen where many people are approached with the name of their known person by mimicking their voices over calls to assure them in the easiest ways.
See this News Byte aired by Zee News showcasing all the victims of cyber frauds who have unfortunately fallen into the wrong hands of black hat hacking professionals and given their details or done something which the concerned hackers wanted them to do so.
In this video, Zee News has featured Mr. Mohit Yadav, a renowned cyber security expert, immensely known for his outstanding contributions in the cyber security domains and sharing his vital piece of expert suggestions for the common welfare of innocent people to secure them from falling into the clutches of these anti-social hacking cprofessionals.
How To Secure From These Fraud Activities?
In order to prevent yourself from any fraudulent calls, sms, and notifications, there are a few steps you can take:
- Be cautious of unsolicited calls or messages, especially those that ask for personal information or money. Legitimate companies and organizations will typically not ask for sensitive information over the phone or through text messages.
- Do not click on links or open attachments in text messages or emails unless you are confident they are legitimate. These links or attachments can contain malware that can infect your device.
- Be wary of “spoofed” phone numbers. Scammers can use technology to make it appear that they are calling from a legitimate number, such as a government agency or bank. If you receive a suspicious call, hang up and look up the official phone number of the organization to verify if the call was legitimate.
- Use the call blocking and spam filtering features on your phone to block unwanted calls and messages. Some phones and mobile carriers offer built-in features, while others can be downloaded as apps.
- Keep your mobile operating system and apps up to date. Manufacturers and app developers regularly release updates that include security patches for known vulnerabilities.
- Use two-factor authentication for your online accounts, particularly those that involve sensitive information or financial transactions. This adds an extra layer of security to your accounts, making it more difficult for scammers to gain access.
In a nutshell, by following these above-mentioned steps, you can help protect yourself from fraudulent calls, sms, and notifications. Remember to always be vigilant and never hesitate to report suspicious activity to the authorities.
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