Generally, Electronic Fund Transfer is the easiest way to send or receive money. As anything which is related to money, becomes the target for cybercriminals. Hence, Webroot team wants to aware their user about E-Transfer. And the user must install this antivirus in their device through www.webroot.com/safe. In this blog, you will read how you can protect yourself from E-Transfer theft.
It is suggested you should transfer the money to people who you know and trust and do not send the money to people whom you don’t know.
You should call the person who request for money just to check their identity. And you should ensure you are sending the money to the right person.
You should select a security question with an answer which is not easy to guess. And avoid using your names, birthdays, hometowns, etc. as this could be easily guessed by other person by looking to your social media profiles.
Always keep in mind that you should not include the security question’s answer in the e-transfer message.
It is highly recommended that you should use a strong password which is not easily guessed or found to protect your accounts like your email and social media accounts. You should not save any kind of details on public computers.
You should be cautious with suspicious emails and do not provide any personal information if the mails are not legitimate. And do not click on a link in suspicious email or text.
If you are not sure the message is genuine than it is recommended that do not call on the phone numbers which is there in the message.
You can protect your email’s security like when you are away from your computer do not stay logged in. You should log out to make your device is secure.
You should avoid using e-transfers if you want to pay for products and services. In this situation, it will become to dispute or ask for refund. You should take extra protection, if you are buying something online.
Always investigate about that person whom you are doing payment because generally, people aren’t always the same what they say they are.
You should be more careful when a person or ‘company’ try to sell you something which you have not requested, or signed up to. You should ask them for information as it could be a scams. For enquiry, you can contact directly to the company by using a trusted email or phone number just to verify the request is genuine or not.
Always keep in mind, Banks or other trusted organizations will never contact you and ask you to give your PIN or password. Hence, you should be aware of any caller or message asking for your PIN or personal information.
To detect suspicious account, you should Sign up for fraud alerts with your financial institution.
The above method will protect you from E-Transfer theft. For details, you can contact Webroot team via www.webroot.com/safe.