Preventing Mobile Fraud

Manage Mobile Fraud

Are you a victim of mobile fraud and you’re fed up of the effects it’s having on you?

As are we, which is why we have created the ultimate guide to prevent mobile fraud and you will no longer have to worry about your phone being scammed.

Mobile fraud is something that surprisingly happens on a daily basis. Contact us to share your previous stories and how you solved the problem.

It involves a number of scams that can ask you to buy products that are non-existent or even producing an expensive bill by using premium numbers.

Scams to be aware of in 2017

Missed call scams are becoming one of the most popular choices for fraudsters – you miss a call and you will likely call it back, because you might think it’s important?

When you call them back you can be transferred to a premium rate number that costs an astonishing amount per minute.

This can also happen through a text from an unknown number and you may reply asking who it is contacting you, but be aware, each text will cost and may not be a part of your data plan. Learn how to avoid costly calls, click here.

Keep your online banking safe with our guide

The majority of people with a smartphone will have a mobile banking app with access to all of their personal details. Read more.

Sometimes, phones can become lost or stolen and now that means you’re worried about where your phone is and who has access to it.

Know who you are speaking to

With the globalising world, it’s harder to know the people we deal with on a daily basis. This makes it difficult to know if they tell us the truth or not. However, with background checking you can learn about that person. Contact Private Detective London on 0203 747 1865 or click here to find out more about their background checking service.

Information that can be found out about an individual:

  • Addresses
  • Relationships, e.g. marriages and divorces
  • Bankruptcies and debt
  • Criminal history

Protect your phone against the odds

It is vital to protect your phone and keep your personal life safe. See: Mobile Computing.

Below are the best ways of doing so:

  • Setting up a password and lock your phone if it isn’t in use
  • Try to resist storing important information in the notes of your phone such as bank details
  • Secure your voicemail and set up a pin – only you will be able to listen to your messages
  • Use Find My Phone if it’s ever lost or stolen, you’ll be able to track it down
  • Download anti-virus software