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ATM frauds are rising. Here are tips to protect yourself

There have been multiple cases of frauds at automated teller machines (ATMs). To make sure that you don’t become a victim to any ATM frauds here is what you should know: If an ATM site is in a remote corner of the street and looks desolate, avoid using it. Find a brightly lit and well kept ATM. ATMs in India are typically located in 800-1,000 sq. ft outlets, done up depending on the branding of the bank to which they belong, while others are kept in lobbies of corporate buildings, airports, malls, etc.

Don’t enter ATM outlets if you find people inside. If they are using the ATM, let them complete their transaction. If they are just loitering inside, ask them to move out. If you suspect something fishy, leave the site. If you have to urgently withdraw cash, before starting the transaction, check your surroundings and the ATM for any hidden camera. Look at the card reader. If you see something looking abnormal, tug at the card reader to check for any ‘skimmer’ (a device to read your card data) attached to the card reader. Check the slot from which cash comes out of the ATM. Do you see anything out of the ordinary? If so, don’t use the ATM.

I have seen cardholders giving their card and PIN to their family member, or other people, requesting them to withdraw cash for them. Giving your card and PIN is like giving the key to your account and your hard-earned money. Never give your card or PIN to anyone, even to your own child, spouse or sibling. There have been numerous instances where a cardholder’s relatives have defrauded the cardholder using his/her card and PIN.

Once you leave the site, these fraudsters use the card obtained from you and the PIN noted by them to empty out your account. Don’t take help from strangers while using the ATM. If there are people right behind you or at your side when you are transacting, please ask them to move away. While entering your PIN on the ATM, cover the movement of your fingers on the PIN pad, with the other hand, purse, book, mobile or any other thing that you may have with you. This will ensure that even if people try to see the numbers you are pressing on the PIN pad or there are hidden cameras near the ATM, capturing your hand movement and thereby your PIN, they will not be successful. Some ATMs have a ‘PIN shield’ which is like a flap on both sides of the PIN pad. This is mainly to protect your PIN entry from the hidden cameras.



7 sites where you can easily learn stock trading without risking your money

Now lets look at some of the websites which you can use to practice stock trading. 1) MoneybhaiMoneybhai, a virtual stock trading game is a product of moneycontrol virtual trading which is popular in India. In this game you will get Rs.1 crore virtual money on your portfolio account and also the limit of Rs.1 crore intraday trading limit, which means that you can only buy and sell worth Rs 1 crore in a day. You will have the options to invest in stocks, mutual funds, FD, bonds etc. So here you have lots of options for investing with the imaginary brokerage charge of 0.50% in virtual trade market. This is a great feature, because here you are also paying virtual brokerage charge which you have to pay in real life when you trade with your real money, so that is taken care in this website. Who should use this one : If you want lot of options to invest like FD, bonds, mutual funds, stock etc. then this game is good for you. You can start trading any moment once you are logged in. If you f…

Latest Android Version Updates For New Smartphones Is Android 9 Pie

Android Latest Version Updates :Android 9 Pie
For Google, there are three main themes to Android  9 Pie: intelligence, simplicity and digital wellbeing. The Android 9 Pie release is the proof in the proverbial pudding that Android as an operating system has hit its stride. Latest Smartphones

Lacking neither underlying features or surface polish, Android 9 Pie(Android Version Updates)is the most complete, comprehensive and consistent version of Android yet. It delivers on many of the promises of Android versions Updates past, bringing us a new navigation system and app overview, better notification handling and resource management, and more embedded AI than you can poke a stick at.
Android 9 Pie For Smart Phones Updates Latest Smartphones

Tap for homeLong press for Google AssistantSwipe right and release for most recent appSwipe right and hold to scroll through recent apps(Android Version Updates)Swipe up to show recent apps menu and suggested appsSwipe further up to open app drawer (or sw…

Latest Smartphone OPPO F9 with Waterdrop Display and 6 GB RAM launched

Latest Smartphone OPPO F9 with Waterdrop Display and 6 GB RAM launchedOppo F9 has been launched. The new smartphone is the first handset by Oppo that features a V-shaped waterdrop display notch - unlike the traditional rectangular display notch. Also, there is a thin-bezel display that offers a 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. 
While the OPPO F9 ProSmartphone is set to debut in India on August 21, specifications of the upcoming handset have now surfaced through a sales pitch note. The leaked note suggests that the F9 Pro could be the India variant of the OPPO F9. The handset is rumored to come with the VOOC integration for fast charging support and a 6.3 display with the V-shaped waterdrop notch design identical to the Oppo F9  smartphone.
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New Smartphone Oppo F9 With Specifications And Features
1. The Dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo F9 runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Latest Android Version Android 8.1 Oreo.
2. A 6.3-inch ful…