Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to steal from you, hence why fraud awareness is very important at all levels; family, church, organizations, etc. Here are a few top tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
- Beware of messages suggesting that you have won a prize for a contest you didn’t sign up for.
- Don’t share financial or other sensitive personal information on social media.
- Do not respond to unsolicited emails, SMS/WhatsApp messages or calls from people you don’t know asking for your personal or banking information.
- Beware of links from sources you do not trust. Ensure the legitimacy of links before clicking. If you’re not sure, don’t click!
- Watch out for phishing scams (e.g. fraudulent emails and websites to trick users into disclosing private account or login information).
- Keep your PIN and passwords secret. Do not give them out to anyone and never write them down on a piece of paper, in an email, or in a text message. These can all be easily intercepted.
Fraud awareness may well be considered a soft skill, so, if you see something, say something
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