Are you one of the increasing numbers of shoppers that embrace the convenience of making holiday gift purchases online? Chances are, yes. Analysts predict that online retail sales this holiday season will surpass $94 billion, being a new record.
We would like to express our appreciation for customers that report suspicious online activity and emails to the Payza Security Center. Your reports help us to inform all Payza members on how best to avoid such online scams so that together we can keep your personal and financial information safe. Here we share simple ways to identify a common online scam, referred to as the phishing email.
Both average citizens and criminal minds adore the convenience of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). With the growing ubiquity of ATMs around the world, the emergence of cunning card scams that defraud ATM users are becoming all too familiar. Meanwhile, at the ATM most citizens remain unaware of the risks of tossing their card statements in the garbage on the street corner and appear aloof when entering their PIN number in full view of strangers passing by.
Conduct an internet search with terms “payza hack” or “payza money adder” and you will find a plethora of listings; we are not alone: similar “hacks” exist for all major online money transfer businesses. All these sites advertise ways to get free money in your Payza account. It almost seems too good to be true. Well, it is. Let us explain.
A major vulnerability named The Heartbleed Bug was revealed earlier this week with serious implications for millions of web users. Heartbleed affects servers by exploiting a vulnerability in OpenSSL encrypted data. If you have a Payza account and have saved information such as your credit card number or bank account details, rest assured Payza’s servers have not been affected by Heartbleed.
Soon enough, passwords may be a thing of the past, but until then it’s still, in most cases, the only thing that
In most cases, a password is the only thing that separates cybercriminals from your entire digital life. Skilled hackers can crack weak passwords in less than 3 minutes. All the more reason to make sure you have strong passwords, right? Actually, you may not have to use passwords at all for much longer.
With the holiday season – and colder weather – quickly approaching, people are on the move to visit family, friends, and warmer climates (hopefully with a beach). They may be in between locations, but they are still connected. It’s increasingly common to get free Wi-Fi almost anywhere you go: cafes, hotels, airports and train stations – even on buses, trains and airplanes!
People often forget that adults are not the only victims of identity theft. It’s unfortunate, but children are actually a very lucrative target for cybercriminals. And the worst part is that, most of the time, no one will realize that a crime has been committed until the victim, perhaps years later, applies for their first credit card.
It’s that time of year again! On Halloween, everybody loves a good spooky story, but at Payza we hear them all too often, and unfortunately they are real-life scares. We wanted to share some stories and the tips to keep you safe from online scares.