Stay Woke: Security Tips on Scams
Impersonation scam is a common scam, to which people fall victim daily. In fact, we hear of cases where fraudsters contact you, claiming to be a representative from your digital wallet provider or even your bank. However, knowing the latest security tips on scams will help you detect a fake SMS, phone call, or email.
While you probably think you’d spot attempts like this, it may not be as easy as you think. Furthermore, scammers know their onions which is why they are very successful at stealing people’s money! Remarkably, a NIBSS report emphasized this fact. Shockingly, in the first nine months of 2020, fraudsters were successful on 41,979 occasions out of 46,126 attacks carried out. This might just be a number until it hits close to home with you; a family member or a friend becomes part of a statistic.
How To Protect Yourself From Scam
Online criminals are able to mimic well-known institutions. Consequently, they achieve this by making it look like a phone call, email, text message, or chat is from any financial institution.
Here, at NowNow, we care about our customer’s safety and breaking the trust you have placed in us. For this reason, this is why we have put together some security tips on scams tips to help you stay vigilant and avoid becoming a victim of an impersonation scam.
NowNow 5 Security Tips on Scams
Firstly, NowNow will never EVER ask you to share sensitive information such as your OTP, mPin or passcode with any of our agents. This is a huge red flag that you are about to be scammed.
Secondly, never download a software link if someone claiming to work for NowNow asks you to. They’re only trying to access your personal information to dupe you. Abeg no fall. Shine your eyes well.
Thirdly, never give anyone access to, or control of your device. If you are tempted to, just consider that it contains your wallet and personal information and you may lose your hard earned cash.
4. Fourthly, always keep your NowNow app and mobile OS update up to date. Whereas, updating can be annoying, these updated software act as a shield against any weak spots that could be exploited by online criminals.
5. Finally, fraudsters can create fake phone numbers, emails and websites to make it look real. Hoever, just because it appears to be from a reputable organisation, it doesn’t mean it’s from us. Always check the main source.
For emphasis, if you receive an unsolicited call or chat from social media, it might just be a scam. Contact us right away at customercare@nownowng or call us on 07000-669-669. It’s better to be safe than sorry. We take your trust in us seriously.
In conclusion, as you navigate the vast online landscape, remember to trust your instincts. Next, scrutinize every request for personal information. Thereafter, be cautious about downloading unfamiliar software. Then, keep your devices and software up-to-date to protect against vulnerabilities. So, always verify the source of any communication or request, no matter how legitimate it may seem.
Above all, by heeding these principles and spreading the word, we can create a safer digital environment for ourselves and those we care about. So, stay woke, stay safe, and let’s work together to combat the scammers and keep our digital world secure.