Girls are the number 1 fans of vouchers for easy online shopping.
In the past, coupons are only available in malls, magazines or newspapers. Today, with the evolution of online shopping are readily accessible via internet. For easy payment, online vouchers are designed to allow consumers make purchases online without the help of a debit or credit card. Very easy huh?
Every voucher has a unique serial number or code designed for purchasing items from an authorized online retailer. However, as mentioned earlier, they can be printed right away with an allowed number of printed copies.
The cons of online voucher is, criminals can fraudulently hack voucher codes. Once they have the codes, they will use it to infect your computer with a type of virus known called “Ransomware”. It will lock your computer and they will assume your organization’s identity. Now they can send messages for payment issuance.
To protect yourself, here are the DO’S and DON’T’sDOs and DON’Ts
- Use only voucher codes authorized by trusted partners and officially recognized by the issuer
- Treat vouchers as cash so you keep them carefully.
- If you doubt the use of the vouchers, ask the issuer
- Don’t purchase vouchers from third parties and unauthorized distributors
- Don’t reveal your voucher code to anyone over the phone.
Christmas is also the best time to have vacation. The only challenge is getting a ticket, hassle-free. To avoid stress, book tickets as early as possible.
There are organizations who offer travel packages at promotional rates. However, these tickets can be falsified. It is very easy to create phony accounts online. All you need to do is make a Facebook page, copy the company’s logo and information and that’s it! A poser is born!
Now that he can announce a false information over the internet, there are people who will believe that is true and follow the instructions of a poser.
• Trust only reputable and secured websites.
• Never share bank or credit card details on public or shared computers. Remember, they are valuable information.
• Never trust unsecured WiFi connection this may compromise confidential information
• Get and update an anti-virus software.
• Keep your eyes on your cards
• Don’t reply to unwanted email.
• If you will shop online, don’t forget to log out from all websites where you have entered your card details
Since we are living in the time where technology is soaring, mobile phones are now tools for all forms of transaction. Communication is not only made easy through SMS and calls. Now you can go online anytime, anywhere.
Christmas truly is the perfect time to revel in joyful moments with family and friends. It is also the time that gadgets are given and received left and right. Beware! As a battalion of applications for mobile phones and computers are all ready for the pickin’. Ensure that you will not be conned.
- Gadgets must be password protected ; password must be hard to guess
- Learn what software can wipe out all data from the device’s memory remotely if it is stolen. Most mobile devices today have a special feature for this.
- Turn off your Bluetooth facility. This can be used against you by cybercriminals. Make sure that your WiFi is secure because your device can be intercepted if not encrypted.
- Always update an anti-virus software
- Don’t reply to a text message or dare to follow their instructions of a suspicious message.
- Don’t save any passwords, personal or financial data in your mobile device. Remember, hackers are wise men!
People around the world are now doing their own Christmas countdown. This is the season to share, love, enjoy, and spend time for family and loved ones. However this is also the best time for online criminals take advantage while everybody is busy for with the holiday activities.
Thieves exist online. All they need to do is sit in front of their computers, start stealing, give false information, and fake identity.
To avoid frauds, here are the most common frauds that exist during the Holidays. Let the online countdown begin…
Let’s start on #12