As smartphones gain more functions, we become more and more involved with them. Sometimes there’s even your whole life in one small device, and that’s reason enough to care about it a lot! If you think that your phone is your own private zone, you may be very wrong. So far, there is no such device that can’t be hacked. Thieves and scammers invent new schemes almost every day, and protecting your personal data can be hard.
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– Don’t answer calls from unidentified numbers. This might seem risky because you never know whether a call is important, but better safe than sorry. If you do happen to answer such a call, make sure you check all the information the caller provides before you do anything else.
– Remember that you should never visit any websites or call any numbers you see in random texts before checking them with your bank. Phone numbers are easily forged today, so it can look like a trusted number but instead be just a dummy.
– This particular phone number calls you with a single aim, though: to fish your money from you. It calls you and gives exactly one ring before hanging up. The scammers do it in the hope you don’t notice. If you really don’t, you call back, and a large sum of money is immediately charged to your account.
– To not find yourself in an unpleasant situation, first of all remember that you should never tell anyone your PIN or CVC number. Even your bank can’t request this information — it’s completely private. If a bank employee asks you to say it, then it’s not a bank employee. Simply hang up.
– Remember those texting schemes when you received a message from your “relative” saying they’re in trouble and need money? Your only way out of this scheme is to call back after the criminals hang up. If someone’s managed to forge a number to call you, fortunately, it doesn’t work the other way around. So when you call your mom, you will hear your actual mom, not someone with her voice.
– You should never provide any confidential information to anyone at all, even your bank or service provider. They don’t need your personal data to manipulate your account on their side. If someone asks for it, they’re most probably trying to get their hands on your money.
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