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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…

Nokia's Best Smartphone Phone "Nokia 9" With New Technology Will Launch On August 21st

Nokia's Best Smartphone Phone "Nokia 9" With New Technology Will Launch On August 21st

HMD Global, the licensee of Nokia branded phones, recently sent out media invites in India for an Augusnow the official Twitter handle of Nokia has sent out yet another tweet confirming a mysterious launch on the same date. It remains to be seen whether it’s the global variant of Nokia X6 or an upcoming flagship from the phone makert 21st event.
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The tweet from the company reads, “Get ready to unveil the most awaited phones“, which several reports indicate could mean the upcoming flagship – the Nokia 9.

The specs are concerned, earlier rumours have suggested that the forthcoming flagship is expected to come with a 6.01-inch AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and QHD+ resolution. Driving the performance will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor backed by beefy 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.The phone will b…

Android Next Version is Here The Name is Android Pie

Android Next Version is Here The Name is Android Pie

The stable version of Android 9 Pie was officially released on Tuesday for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL. On the same date, Essential rolled out the Android Pie update for the Essential Phone. The OnePlus 6 is currently on Android Pie beta 3, while the Nokia 7 Plusjust received Android Pie beta 4. An alpha build of Android Pie has leaked for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and we should be receiving more news soon for other smartphones eligible for the Android P beta program.
On the other hand, companies like Samsung, Huawei, LG, and HTC didn’t participate in the Android Pie beta program. HTC has now revealed which of its phones will receive the Android Pie update.
HTC has confirmed via Twitter that the company will roll out Android Pie updates for the HTC U11, HTC U11+, the Android One variant of the HTC U11 Life, and the company’s current flagship, the HTC U12+. The company states that time frames for the update roll-out will b…