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‘Diwali’ gifts scam: How to prevent phishing attacks?

krishna murthy
According to reports, a few Chinese websites are sending customers phishing URLs that claim to offer free Diwali gifts.
Uninformed users are persuaded to click on the prize-claiming link.
The user accidentally gives all of their personal information to online criminals while attempting to obtain a free gift.
So, how to stay away from online scams? The CERT-In recently issued an advisory explaining to people to stay alert from online scams.
It is important to avoid clicking on links that you don’t trust or have doubts about.
It is preferable to double check links before clicking.
Always remember that a genuine company in any capacity will not ask for your login credentials.
It is advisable to never share any kind of personal information or online banking credentials through email or message as there are high chances to get defrauded.
Last but not the least, always set transfer limits for UPI and other kinds of online transactions via your bank as it can help avert frauds.
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