Bank Fraud Can Happen To You Through Facebook, Or WhatsApp, Know Safety Tips
Let us know what things you should keep in mind to avoid bank fraud while using Facebook and WhatsApp.
Social media sites are extremely popular among the youth today. Along with this, cybercriminals also keep an eye on them and use them to commit fraud. It has been observed that victims get various types of festive themes, games, apps, or links on their Facebook, Twitter, or WhatsApp on their mobile or internet.
Once you click on the link or download the app or software, a fake browser extension is downloaded to your computer, which monitors the user's activity and transmits his details to the criminal. Let us know what things you should keep in mind to avoid bank fraud while using Facebook and WhatsApp.
Facebook Safety Tips
Do not put your personal information on your Facebook profile. Your home address, phone number, and date of birth are immediately made public.
Don't accept friend requests from everyone. Not every friend request is perfect. If you don't know the person, don't add them to your friend list.
Never leave your computer with a Facebook account open. Leaving access to your Facebook account is tantamount to leaving your wallet or mobile phone somewhere.
Keeping and updating virus software on your computer is very important. Some viruses can attack your email.
Many times users are taken to the survey page and asked about their details like name, date of birth, mobile number, etc. It is very important to avoid this.
Apart from this, never share your Card Number, CVV, PIN, OTP, Internet Banking User ID, or Unique Registration Number with any person.
WhatsApp safety tips
If an unknown person claims that someone close to you is in trouble, always confirm it by calling them directly on the landline or a different number.
When you sell or destroy the phone, delete the data on the phone and restore it to factory settings.
Never share your personal information such as bank account details, PIN, or password through WhatsApp.
Do not accept and download the file given in the message received from an unknown person or unknown number.
Do not reply to messages from unknown numbers.
WhatsApp service will never contact you via message. Do not trust any message coming from WhatsApp and demand some payment for the service.