The author often sees various vents in groups, explaining that they have been blocked after transferring a certain amount of money, fraud like this takes many victims and most transactions do not use third parties, therefore the following are tips and how to shop safely online:
Purchases with Third Parties
Make purchases only with third party intermediaries, you can use marketplaces such as Tokopedia, Shopee, Lazada, Bblibli, and other marketplaces.
If transactions without using the marketplace make sure to use a joint account, make sure the joint account already has a name.
Do not make transactions directly with the seller without the above third party, because basically all online transactions are very prone to fraud, for example: there are very tempting offers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media ads, then we have to transfer directly to the seller’s account without us knowing whether the company really exists according to the address listed in the information section. If fraud occurs, it will be very difficult to make a report to the police, especially if the nominal amount is very small, as well as reporting to the bank, there are various procedures that must be fulfilled first.
Finally: if you still want to buy, make sure you are ready for the various risks.
Check the seller on the credible.co.id website
Before making a direct purchase, it’s a good idea to check the seller’s data who has committed online fraud on the credible.co.id website, this website records various problematic transactions reported by previous victims, you can search by name, telephone number, bank account number.
Not just installing an application
Sometimes when we are browsing, sometimes when we are browsing there are advertisements including a download link for a mobile application in the form of an apk file that can be installed specifically for Android, another example is various mods for game cheats which can contain malware or password loggers, gamers don’t get tempted easily with various cheats on offer, apart from that if you are caught cheating, it is possible that your game account can be permanently banned immediately. Make sure you don’t try to use the main account, use only a new or temporary account, if the account is permanently banned then we are not too bothered, it’s different if the main account is banned, because of course the main account level is already high and there are various advantages such as skins , coins, diamonds, and so on.
Note: Make sure you only install applications from trusted sources, namely: Play Store, App Store, App Gallery, and other trusted providers.
Examples of cases to watch out for
With various acts of fraud, sometimes we need to see various cases so that we are alert
Link Click Fraud Mode
Don’t just click on links sent from WhatsApp chat, or social media Facebook, Instagram, whether it’s from your friends, groups, relatives or people you don’t know. If the contents of the message are suspicious, you don’t know whether your friend’s or someone else’s account has been hijacked or not.
Fake Online Store mode
Usually fraudsters will create fake online shop accounts on various social media such as Instagram, Facebook and so on, in these accounts will display a full range of products like a store in general. Even those fraudsters dare to place advertisements so that their store attracts customers, their transaction model is to transfer directly to an account in the name of the fraudster.