International remittance has become incredibly convenient through online money transfer facility. However, there are a number of risks involved if you are using the internet to transfer money or even pay taxes. To ensure a hassle-free and safe remittance, make sure you follow the below-mentioned tips:
1. First and most important tip is to make sure that the device you are using (laptop or tablet) for money transfer is secure. It should be protected from malware or viruses. Also, the operating system and software or application being used for financial transactions should be up-to-date.
2.It is not recommended to perform online transactions on communal work machines or public computers. Public computers are vulnerable to hacking and virus attacks. They don’t have a solid anti-virus program installed. It is a well-known fact that PCs are vulnerable to malware attacks. Even the android platform is being targeted by hackers. So make sure your tablet or mobile device is also safe and secure.
3.Don’t use internet connection in public places even if you are using it on your personal laptop or device. Also, make sure you have chosen an online remittance website that is secure. It is not a good idea to opt for a sketchy remittance agency when making an online money transfer to India. Opt for a reliable service provider. Ask your friends or peers for recommendations or else you can research on the internet and find a good agency through which you can send money to India safely and cost-effectively.
4. A secure website will offer strong encryption. You can check this by looking at the address bar for padlock and HTTPS.