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Tips to Be Safe with Online Easy Recharge

by Shubham Ahuja Blogger
Although doing an online recharge for mobile, broadband and other similar services may seem easy and lucrative with several attractive offers that accompany it, beware of the frauds that take place in its name. You need to be very careful while doing any transactions online. From phishing sites to malware and spyware, anything can attack your computer, mobile or tablet. In fact, it is also a threat when you recharge using your debit card, credit card or net banking. To stay safe, it is essential to take some precautionary measures.

We give you some helpful tips for online easy recharge. 

Be Aware of Scammers

It does not take long for scammers and hackers to steal your personal and financial transaction details and make use of it to dupe you of your hard-earned money. You may simply be recharging your mobile while the transaction platform may be ruining you by leaking out your sensitive information. Be aware of the site and its trustworthiness.

Use Secure Websites

Whether you are banking online or doing a online mobile recharge, use only secure websites. It means that you should check the website address that should start from https:// (secure site) and not http://. While transacting, you should check that the browser address window shows a closed padlock and not an open padlock symbol. Avoid sites that do not display these symbols. You never know when an insecure site may swipe your cash.

Install Anti-Virus Software

Before you go ahead and recharge your mobile or pay mobile service bills using an online transaction mode, ensure that you have installed reliable antivirus software on your system or Smartphone. As it has become quite convenient to pay and transfer money via mobile apps/wallets, using these means for payments is not only accepted everywhere, but also easier. Thus, it has also become critical to safeguard Smartphones against fraudsters. While you may download varied types of antivirus software from different sources, make sure that you only download a popular one like AVG or Avast from official stores/sites.

Beware of too-good emails and Offers

If you have such online recharge offers and deals that seem to be unbelievably good, then be alert. Sometimes, emails ask you to provide your personal or financial details in return for an offer. Never respond to such dodgy emails or messages that give unrealistic offers or ask for your card details or passwords. You may have to pay heavily for such frauds or traps.

Stay Updated

It is not only about staying updated with the knowledge of online frauds or malware but also about keeping your mobiles or wireless network updated. Use a layer of encryption on your wireless network and secure it with a difficult password so nobody else could access it. Try not to use birthdays and your pets name as password. Additionally, use only the latest/updated versions of reliable banking apps or wallets. Make sure that your Web browser version is also latest.

Despite the comfort that online mobile recharge or payment allow to customers, they need to stay alert or protected to ensure safe and swift transaction. When you have to recharge your mobile or DTH services, choose a well-established mobile operator. Download the verified apps or wallets from such trustworthy telecom operators to recharge all services for other networks also from a single source and without any stress.


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