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2022年9月26日5分钟阅读

短信和网络诈骗越来越多

All the digital conveniences we have available to us come with a warning label: There’s always someone looking for a way to take our money and 澳门金沙游戏中心 has increasingly become a target for text and internet scams. It’s more important than ever to be vigilant to avoid becoming a victim. Here’s a look at some of the popular scams taking place today.

点对点(P2P)支付骗局

P2P payment 服务 are a convenient way to electronically transfer funds. Zelle and Venmo are two examples of popular P2P payment platforms. 澳门金沙游戏中心也提供这种服务 PayItNow P2P转账,可在“帐单支付”下载. Here is one of the most common scam attempts:

A text message is sent to an accountholder asking for verification of a “fraudulent” transaction that never actually took place. When the accountholder responds to say they don’t recognize the transaction, they receive a call from someone pretending to represent the financial institution. The scammer then asks for account information such as sign-in credentials to verify the account. 下一个, the accountholder may receive a verification code, which the scammer will ask the accountholder to provide. The scammer then uses this code to reset the accountholder’s password and gain access to the account.

Remember to never give away personal or account information via text, phone or email unless you initiated the contact. Contact your financial institution directly if you’re concerned about a transaction you don’t recognize.

Another reason P2P payment 服务 are a favorite tool of scammers is that once funds are sent, the transactions are often unable to be reversed. And scammers have come up with a number of ways to scare people into sending them money, such as 假装代表国税局. 当使用P2P支付服务时, make sure the person receiving the funds is someone you know and trust. 对于其他人来说, consider using a different payment method that offers more protection if fraud occurs.

For more information on text and email scams, take a look at our 关于网络钓鱼骗局的文章.

谷歌广告结果中的虚假网站

Another scam that is growing in popularity is the use of Google Ads to lead victims to fake websites. False online merchandise ads are especially popular; buyers pay for products — giving away payment information in the process — that are then never delivered.

当你在网上购物时, be sure the website you’re buying from is from a vendor you know and trust. One way to protect yourself is to check the URL address for any misspellings — a sure sign that you may be on a fake website dressed up to look like one you know.

Scammers have also been known to set up fake websites made to look like your financial institution — using the financial institution’s logo and mirroring the look and feel of the real website. The scam takes place when an accountholder goes to the fake site and enters sign-in credentials. Once scammers have this information, they can access your account.

While Google seems to be in the spotlight, other browsers are just as vulnerable. Take precautions and be aware of sites you visit or ads you click any time you’re online.

降低被骗风险的方法

  • If you receive a text or email from 澳门金沙游戏中心 and you’re suspicious of its validity, 没有反应, 即使显示了澳门金沙城中心的免费电话号码. 立即与澳门金沙城中心联系,以确认澳门金沙城中心发送了它. This applies to any other financial institution you do business with.
  • Never share personal or financial information via text, email or phone unless you initiated the contact.
  • 设置帐户提醒 收到所有交易的通知.
  • 当使用P2P支付服务时, only send money to those you know and trust. And be sure to keep your P2P payment apps up to date.
  • 使用 多因素身份验证 只要有可能.
  • 使用 browser bookmarks or password managers to access websites where you sign into your accounts.
  • If you think you’ve been scammed, contact your financial institution immediately.

让骗子远离你的账户.

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