As the trend for telephones increasingly continues, there have been crooks trying to call, and steal your money.
STRATEGIES YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR:
The voice on the other end of the line claims to be a crime investigator, negotiating for a payment for the release of a kidnapped person, such like “if you don’t immediately pay this amount of money, to their account, death, might be the last resort.
Third party applications.
Internet scam artists create little boxes that pop up on your computer screen, telling you that you have a virus and need to call for technical support. Don’t believe it. Computer companies never notify customers of a problem through pop-ups, unless it is from virus-protection software that you installed. Third party apps might use original trademarks
Bank verification code.
You get a call from your bank that there is a problem with your account. To straighten it out they need your account number, bank verification, date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number. Drop the call. This is a scam to get information to hack your account.
You will get a call or message saying you have won a chance to participate on the on going so.. So.. And so program but you will need to claim your prize, please call this person. If there are many updates and content published but little conversations and engaging with members. They might be saying I have just paid now please confirm me and all that strategy.
This one is a daily thing for those of us here in Nigeria. A strategy asking, if you can supply goods worth of millions naira to shell or agip oil company.Some goes along way, texting you that you have an interview base on recommendations and then sending you a contact persons address and number to call.
Don’t let crooks scare you off from answering a call.
Do some research. Google the salesperson and company before you buy. Explore their reputations thoroughly. If you can’t locate solid information, walk away.
Don’t react out of fear. No matter how threatening or urgent their script, do not act immediately. Always hang up and give yourself time to think it over and check them out.
Trust your instincts. If a caller sounds fishy, hang up. The chances of losing out on a great deal are much less than losing your nest egg.
Don’t let your fraud strategy for mobile be an afterthought.