Cyber Crime on the Rise:

Some Basic Security Rules

Here some basic security rules to bear in mind when going about your daily activities to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime:

  • Never click on links in unsolicited emails, SMS’s or suspicious emails and messages.

  • If you receive a One Time Pin (OTP) on your phone without having transacted yourself, it is likely a fraudster who has used your personal information. Do not provide the OTP telephonically to anybody. Contact your bank immediately to alert them to the possibility that your information may have been compromised.

  • If you have found out about a particular promotion and want to participate, check the official website or official social media accounts to reassure that this company or brand is holding the promotion.

  • Never share confidential information with third parties, including a one-time code from an SMS or push notification.

  • If you lose mobile connectivity under circumstances where you are usually connected, check whether you may have been the victim of a SIM swop scam.

  • Install a solution that detects phone numbers of spammers and fraudsters.

  • Install a reliable security solution with up-to-date databases of phishing sites, scams and spam.

  • If an offer on the Internet sounds too tempting to be true, then most likely it is fake.