STAY ALERT: 5 ONLINE SCAMS YO NEED TO KNOW
Customer care scam
Scammers create fake helpline numbers for banks, travel agencies, and online deliveries.
When people call these numbers, scammers trick them into downloading an app or following their instructions, which helps scammers steal the victims' money.
Scammers impersonating banks, e-wallets, or telecom providers make phone calls or send messages to deceive customers into disclosing confidential information.
They send messages on WhatsApp or SMS with a link. Once the link is clicked, scammers manage to steal the victim's sensitive information and debit money.
Electricity bill scam
Fraudsters pose as electricity company officials and call or send SMS to inform the victim of a pending bill or warn them about the discontinuation of electricity.
The victim is then instructed to download an app to pay the bill, which gives the scammer access to their bank account details.
Bank SMS scam
Similar to the KYC or electricity bill scam, scammers send SMS regarding the closure of a bank account.
Bank SMS scam
Scammers then instruct victims to share OTP or download remote access apps or click on the link on the pretext of help.
Work from home scam
Scammers post work-from-home or part-time job offers on social media or send offers through SMS.
If the victim falls for it, the scammer asks them to create an account, invest some money, and then steal all the money online.
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