Don’t Become A Phishing Victim #AAH
Akancha Srivastava, Founder of ‘Akancha Against Harassment’ shares important tips so that you don’t become a phishing victim.
“Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication”
Here are a few tips to help you stay safe & not become a phishing victim.
Firstly, user name & addresses of emails you receive very carefully before clicking on them. Sometimes scammers might change just one letter in the name or address which you might miss in a hurry. If you click on such a fraudulent email or links within, you might become a phishing victim and your important information might get compromised.
Secondly, do not share any important information like your OTP or password on the phone. Scammers might lure you with promise of prizes, rewards. They might even scare you that if you don’t go through this process your account or wallet might get blocked. Please remember that no reputed financial institution will ever ask for such information on the phone. Don’t fall for this trap, don’t become a phishing victim.
Thirdly, update your system with latest spyware, anti-virus software so that they can detect any phishing attacks. Change your passwords often, it’s good cyber hygiene practice. Additionally, you should also close pop up ads by clicking on the cross sign on their right top corner (usually that’s where its located). This is another good practice to avoid becoming a phishing victim.
Stay Aware, Stay Safe.