What to avoid on WhatsApp to protect yourself from banking frauds

Source with thanks from gadgetsnow.com

WhatsApp is indeed the most popular messaging application, especially in India. So much so that people are using WhatsApp for all sorts of communication ranging from personal to office to business. One of the problems with this popularity is that it’s also very popular among hackers. Hence it’s important to manage your commination safely on this platform. In the article below, the author has collated a few don’ts for you to keep yourself protected from bank frauds. Team RetyrSmart

What to avoid on WhatsApp to protect yourself from banking frauds

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1. Never send private information like bank account details, debit/credit card PINs or internet banking passwords through WhatsApp

2. Never respond to WhatsApp messages asking for OTP number, how small the amount may be

3. Never accept files or begin downloads from messages sent by strangers or from unknown numbers

4. Deactivate WhatsApp if you lose your phone

5. Always delete all WhatsApp and other data and restore factory settings on phone before selling or discarding old smartphone

6. Never respond to so-called messages from WhatsApp
The company will never contact you through the app. Any message claiming to be from WhatsApp offering free subscription or other benefits is definitely a scam.

7. Never respond to messages that come from unknown numbers on WhatsApp

8. Don’t believe messages that claim they can connect your PC with WhatsApp and send messages from a desktop

9. Keep automatic downloads on WhatsApp disabled, this ensures that you know what is being downloaded

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