At UrbanPro, we value your hard work and understand the need to protect your income from cyber threats. Our priority is to help you avoid financial losses by providing insights and strategies to counter deceptive tactics used by individuals seeking to exploit online transactions.
Across multiple online platforms, it has been found that certain cybercriminals impersonate students, sending links or QR codes to tutors for online transactions. Unaware of the scam, tutors may unknowingly authorize transactions when entering OTP/PIN, resulting in money being deducted from their accounts.
Protective Measures Against UPI Frauds
The following steps serve as a comprehensive guide to enhance the security of your UPI transactions:
1. Never Share Sensitive Information:
- Refrain from sharing your UPI PIN and OTP with anyone, including individuals claiming to be bank representatives.
- Remember that banks or government institutions never request such information over the phone.
2. Guard Access to Your Devices:
- Avoid providing access to your phone or computer for KYC purposes, as fraudsters may attempt to impersonate customer care agents.
3. Exercise Caution with Links:
- Steer clear of making transactions through random links or websites.
- Always verify the UPI link and the account holder's name before making payments.
- Be cautious about QR codes sent by unknown parties, as clicking on them may lead to unauthorised transactions.
- Always use UrbanPro SecurePay Payment Links designed to keep transactions safe and secure for both Tutors and Students.
4. Regularly Change UPI PIN:
- Proactively change your UPI PIN to thwart potential fraud attempts.
- Consider updating your PIN quarterly for added security.
5. Download apps from credible sources.
- Download apps from official and reputable sources such as Google Play store or the Apple App Store.
We strongly recommend using UrbanPro Secure Pay for your tuition fee transactions to avoid payment fraud. UrbanPro Secure Pay is 100% safe and offers multiple payment methods, including Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Net Banking, UPI, and wallets such as MobiKwik, Paytm, CCAvenue, and FreeCharge. The transaction fee charges are utilized for marketing expenses to generate leads and are returned to you as bonus coins. Read more about UrbanPro Secure Pay and start receiving your tuition fees safely.
Stay vigilant, stay safe!