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How to sniff out a scam, even when you’re in the middle of a call

ht_print | ByHT Brunch Team
May 31, 2024 03:40 PM IST

They pose as cops. They ask for OTPs. They lure you with bonuses. They’re so smooth. Here’s a cheat sheet to suss out a scam before it’s too late

On Instagram, it almost seems like scammers are working harder than content creators at the moment. Head to any post that was uploaded in the last few minutes – there are six comments already. And all of them look suspect. One is a billionaire looking to give away money. Two are “so horny right now”, they’re commenting on Gaza updates. As for the rest, their small business just made 1 crore last month and they’re going to show you how.

If anyone asks you for access to your devices on a call, hang up. (ADOBE STOCK)
If anyone asks you for access to your devices on a call, hang up. (ADOBE STOCK)
One major red flag of a scam is urgent requests for action. (ADOBE STOCK)
One major red flag of a scam is urgent requests for action. (ADOBE STOCK)
Beware of businesses advising you to avail of mind-boggling discounts.
Beware of businesses advising you to avail of mind-boggling discounts.
Never make online payments on websites you’ve never heard of. (ADOBE STOCK)
Never make online payments on websites you’ve never heard of. (ADOBE STOCK)
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