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8 powerful tips to avoid being a victim of financial fraud at Christmas

8 powerful tips to avoid being a victim of financial fraud at Christmas

These days it is practically impossible not to get infected with the spirit of Christmas.

Gifts as well as good wishes are part of the magic of this season because we have extra income as the bonus, which for those who work in a formal company as a wage earner is a right.

Unfortunately, we always find those who take advantage of this situation to stay with what it took you a year to win. Yes, they are the lovers of the alien, who are on the lookout.

According to the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (Condusef), December, the month of Christmas bonuses and Christmas shopping, it is also the month in which more cyber frauds and identity thefts are committed , so not only you must take care of the thieves live and full color, but also virtual.

Claims attributable to possible fraud, registered in the period of 2011 to the first semester of 2017, December is the month with the highest number of average claims, establish the agency’s statistics.

How to avoid being a victim?

  1. Do not make purchases or electronic transfers on computers for public use, or on sites that do not have the security protocol and a padlock in the address bar of your web browser.
  2. Do not respond to any suspicious email or messages from unknown senders where they tell you that you’ve won something.
  3. Remember that no financial institution asks you for personal information by phone or email to verify your accounts.
  4. Do not share any of your passwords, especially banking ones
  5. When making a payment, never lose sight of the Point of Sale Terminal, thus avoiding a double charge or having your card cloned.
  6. Use your cards in commercial establishments properly established and save your vouchers for possible clarifications.
  7. Check the terminals and ATMs, if you identify the presence of added devices do not use it and notify it immediately.
  8. Before throwing away any document with financial information, destroy it completely.


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