Frauds through social networks
Social media sites are popular among the youth today and also among fraudsters.
It has been observed that victims get a Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp invite to install different types of festive themes, Games, apps or links on their mobile or internet.
Once you click the link or download the App or software, a malicious browser extension gets downloaded on your computer, which monitors the users’ activities and leaks personal details to the fraudster.
Sometimes, the users are also redirected to the survey page and are asked to fill vital information like name, date of birth, mobile number, etc.
Remember NEVER SHARE your Card number, CVV, PIN, OTP (One Time Password), Internet Banking User ID, Internet Banking Password, Debit Card Grid values or URN (Unique Registration Number) with anyone, even if the caller claims to be a bank employee.
Sharing these details can lead to unauthorised access to your account.
- Don't open emails, file attachments or click on links from unknown people / sources.
- The basic rule is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Protect your wallet and your identity by avoiding cyber scams.