Avoid Getting Scammed Online with These Basic Tips

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We all should know how to keep our personal details and banking information safe online, so here are some basic tips on how to protect yourselves.
We all know somebody who knows somebody who has been scammed out of thousands of Ringgit before. Nowadays, a conman doesn't even have to be in the same room with you to trick you into giving them access to your information or money.

In the age of broadband, online scams are the kinds, people fall victim to the most. So it's important to know the basic steps on how to avoid getting swindled out of our cash via the internet. While we know some of you are savvy enough to be aware of these tricks already, here are some basic tips on how to avoid online scams.

You may on occasion find emails that seem to be from your bank regarding some new promotions, an urgent request for clarification or data update, or any number of reasons. Do not click on any of the links in these emails and promptly mark them for spam.

Why?

Banks have all the information on you that they need when you first signed up for an account. For any urgent business, they can always call you up first. Furthermore, official-looking emails (often indistinguishable from the real thing) are the most common ways that scammers phish for information. If you're really unsure about an email, open a new tab and go through their official site to look for the same info or call up your bank for clarification. It's a…
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