How many times have you fallen prey to online frauds? Once? Twice? Many times? It’s nothing new in the scenario we are living in and the way we are engaging with technology.

Right from online shopping to paying your bills to make payments for business, the digital citizen hates stepping out of the house and indulges in online payments. But, how many times do we check for virus alerts or encryption signs? Aren’t we lazy when it comes to updating the software? The price one pays for such carelessness is huge. Right from your reputation as an individual to a potential business partner goes down if the first impression is wrong.

In a recently released video, Microsoft warns the consumer of online frauds.It is important to stay aware and keep the software updated to prevent frauds while making payments online.

Few basic tips & learning from #BeCyberSafe initiative, to consider while doing online transactions:

1: Be cautious while sharing online transaction details! both-at-fault
The laxity when it comes to updating software can lead to a huge loss. One ends up paying the tangible price regarding money and the intangible price of ill repute in the business circuit.

2. Always use original software’s and keep them updated with security and features patches.

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3. We know that a lot of fake sites are mushrooming each day. Keep your eyes and ears open while browsing sites. prevention

It is often said that prevention is better is than cure, but at times once the damage is done, it cannot be reversed. Don’t be the one on a receiving end and stay safe online.

4. Don’t share critical account information on mail.

Be watchful of where you are sharing your personal information. While you need to send details on WhatsApp, telegram, message, sms or on email, please don’t share critical information like password, credit card no, bank account credentials.

5. Keep a different password for each account. Keeping a different password for every account helps keep them safe and safeguards against cyber crimes.

6. Watch out for malicious mass e-mails sent on your account: Innocent looking emails may not always contain innocent information so be careful while you click on them

7. Beware of phishing schemes. Be watchful of what’s mentioned and don’t fall prey to phishing schemes.