Whether you wish to send money online to India or Philippines or just want to purchase something, or want to donate to charity, there will be innumerable occasions that will require you to send money via the Internet. It is of course, one of the fastest and most convenient ways of paying money. While doing so, you need to be extremely careful to avoid falling prey to phishing scams. These scams happen via email communication or even through social media. Scammers will urge you to share your bank account details and other pertinent information. Since these requests come from seemingly authentic sources such as banks or other financial institutes you have been associated with, you rarely suspect anything and become most vulnerable to this kind of scam.
What more can you ask for when you are going through a rough patch financially and you receive an email from your bank stating that you have a preapproved loan? This kind of 'too good to be true' offers are often a trap. Remember, there‘s no such thing as a free lunch and no bank will ever agree to give you a loan until it analyses your current financial situation and checks your eligibility. So, steer clear from anything that sounds unbelievable.
Social media scams
When you stop being rational and get involved in a romantic relationship with someone you met through your social media network, you may be preparing yourself for a social media scam. There is usually a huge distance between you both due to your respective geographic locations. Initially it will be all good, since the scammer will have all the patience in the world to wait till trust is established. Just when you think everything is perfectly okay, there will be some emergency at the scammer’s end and he/she will request you to send money.
The list is endless and there are ways and means to dupe innocent individuals while they send and receive money online India or any other country. The key to safe banking and secure transactions is entirely in your hands. All you need to do is use safe payment channels only that are recommended by your bank or people you know.
Internet frauds have been extremely challenging to regulators since the con artists invent novel ways of cheating you. Besides, there are different kinds of scams. So those falling prey to bank transfer scams cannot be covered in the exact same way as credit card fraud victims. Regulators believe that a blanket approach will not be feasible and compensations should be paid out on a case-by-case basis. After all, it is the responsibility of individuals too to keep their money safe and implement all the safety measures.