Online Fraud in India: Incidents of online fraud are increasing continuously. Internet scammers adopt new methods of fraud every day. These scammers are so cunning that a small mistake can cause you big harm. Recently, incidents of fraud through fake Paytm were revealed. Sometimes in the name of Paytm KYC and sometimes in the name of ATM or credit card update, it has become common news to cheat people. That’s why there is a need to always be alert.
The use of WhatsApp has become common in the mobile-internet world. But now smackers are making WhatsApp their only medium. It has often been seen that people click on the links and messages that come on WhatsApp immediately without thinking.
Clicking on some unknown link without thinking can cost you heavily. Clicking on such links increases your chances of being fraudulent. Because through such links all your information goes to the scammers.
How is WhatsApp fraud (WhatsApp Fraud)
Internet scammers send a phishing link to your WhatsApp number. These links may also appear on your computer. These links are linked to interesting information or offers.
Such links are sent more during the festive season because online shopping and festival offers are flooded these days. As soon as you click on these links, a new page opens in front of you and your personal information is asked on this page. For example, your name, mobile number, e-mail ID, bank account, PAN number, Aadhar number or debit or credit card number etc.
Your key in the hands of hackers
As soon as you enter these information in that page, then all your information goes to the hackers. On the basis of this information hackers access your bank account and if they get the details of bank account then they transfer the amount deposited in your account to their accounts.
Such information is not only used to break into your bank account, but hackers also sell this information. The calls or messages that come to you from all the banks, financial services, loans, etc., are the result of selling your details.
Clicking on the link sent by the hackers downloads virus filled apps or files on your mobile phone or computer which hack your personal details. Apart from this, these viruses spoil the data or programs of your mobile or computer.
stay alert like this
Experts have found that more incidents of fraud have been seen in the URL of Rediroff.ru. Therefore, do not try to click on any link or website that appears written in the URL of Rediroff.ru. Avoid downloading new apps. Do not click on links with too many offers or expensive gifts. Also avoid visiting unnecessary websites.
Make sure to check before downloading any third party app. When visiting an unknown link, check the website URL thoroughly.