Scammers are on the prowl looking victim to steal their Mastercard Debit or credit card details. They develop a lot of techniques, methods to get this vital information from you. I want to show you how I nearly got defrauded or scammed and how you can detect them.
I got a mail from firstname.lastname@example.org and below are the contents of the mail
Dear Account Holder:
We have recently updated our Online system to include new layer secure authentication. This is intended to provide you with the best security possible when accessing your account.
You will need to update your account in order to continue using your card.
MasterCard – Update
Your case ID number is MC8331004.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.
Member ID 034277
After reading the mail, I knew that it was a scam because I do not have an account with any 04551.com.
After Clicking the link they gave me, it took me to a page that has graphics like this
Try and imagine what will happen if I input my account details on that form. They will certainly wipe all my money away from me.
Necessary Card Tips
- Never disclose your card details to anyone because some online transactions needs only your PAN or Card Number, Expiry Date, CVV which are boldly written on the card
- Before you purchase any goods online, the checkout site must be secured. It should start with https or ssl and not http
- Don’t be greedy because greed is the great motive to be defraud
I hope this post help