Protect Your Money! Beware of these top 5 payment scams

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 05, 2023

Online payment fraud

Online payments bring convenience but also lure cybercriminals. Here are five common scams in India demanding attention

Phishing

Cybercriminals use deceptive emails or sites to extract sensitive details. You should report suspicious links or messages to authorities

Identity Theft

This is another common way to scam people. Scammers misuse personal info to access accounts and conduct fraudulent transactions

Fake Delivery OTP Scam

Fraudsters use OTP requests for fake deliveries, gaining access to sensitive data once obtained

Fake QR Codes

Yes, you read this right. Fraudulent websites mimic stores, enticing users with non-existent products and fake QR codes for payments

UPI Fraud

Scammers exploit UPI methods, tricking individuals into unauthorized transactions or sharing PINs

How to stay safe

Always verify sender legitimacy. Be wary of unsolicited messages asking for personal info or financial details