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4 ways to keep your money safe in 2021

1. WorldRemit takes very seriously the privacy and security of our customers. Our

website and apps are designed to prevent accounts from unauthorized login

attempts; we have strict processes to ensure that we correctly identify all of our

customers and have a team of dedicated analysts who monitor for unusual activity.

During Eid-Al-Adha and beyond, we want all users of digital financial services to stay

safe online and continue to reap the benefits of technology.

2. WorldRemit takes very seriously the privacy and security of our customers. Our

website and apps are designed to prevent accounts from unauthorized login

attempts; we have strict processes to ensure that we correctly identify all of our

customers and have a team of dedicated analysts who monitor for unusual activity.

We want all users of digital financial services to stay safe online and continue to reap

the benefits of technology.

3. WorldRemit takes very seriously the privacy and security of all customers. Our

website and apps are designed to prevent accounts from unauthorized login

attempts; we have strict processes to ensure that we correctly identify all of our

customers and have a team of dedicated analysts who monitor for unusual activity.

We would like to wish all of our customers Eid Mubarak.

How can you keep your money safe?

Beware if:

● Something seems too good to be true

● A stranger contacts you unexpectedly

● A company that contacts you doesn’t seem legitimate

● You’re asked to transfer money quickly or pay in an unusual way

Remember – your bank will never call to ask for your PIN or online banking password, even

by tapping them into the telephone keypad.

Watch out for these common tricks:

1. Email scams

Phishing emails are designed to trick you into revealing personal information or passwords,

and pharming emails lead you to a convincing website in order to access your information.

● Don’t click on links or open attachments in an unsolicited email.

● Check the sender’s email address matches the website address of the organisation it

says it’s from. Roll your mouse pointer over the sender’s name to see its actual

address.

● Be wary if the email doesn’t use your name and says something like “Dear

customer”.

● Avoid emails with a sense of urgency, asking you to act immediately.

● Beware of emails with poor grammar and spelling mistakes.

● Never share personally identifiable information with someone who has contacted you

unsolicited. This includes banking and credit card information, your birth date, and

Social Security/ Social Insurance numbers.

● Keep your devices updated with antivirus software to protect yourself from any

malware.

2. Online dating scams

These usually happen through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social

media or email. They’ll ask for money and gifts, even your banking/credit card details. They

may pretend to need the money for some sort of personal emergency.

Never send money to someone you haven’t met in person.

3. Shopping scams

Most of us are shopping online, but if you spot a great online offer which seems “too good to

be true”, it probably is.

● Make sure that the website has ‘https’ in the URL and a small lock icon on the

address bar. Read reviews about the quality of the merchandise, and make sure

you’re not buying cheap and/or counterfeit goods.

● Use secure, traceable transactions when making payments for goods and services.

● Be wary of free trial offers.

4. Facebook impersonation scam

Privacy and online security are important – you should be as careful protecting your social

media accounts as you are protecting your banking or email account.

● Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know.

● Don’t share your password.

● When logging in, use two-factor authentication.

● Avoid connecting to public and free Wi-Fi networks.

● Keep your browser and apps updated.

Learn more about how to safely use your money at WorldRemit.com.

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