Have you received a text message from CashApp requesting for your sign-in code? Was it over the phone, on social media, or through any other medium? Read this article to know how Cash App scam works and how to beat the dirty scammers.
Cash App Text Scam- Do’s and Don’ts
Scammers are pretending to be Cash App customer support agents and are tricking a lot of CashApp users into giving them their account credentials. But, the truth is that Cash App does not actually offer customer service via the telephone, only via email or through the app.
What these scammers do is this- set up a fake phone number and then list it on the internet along with fake web sites claiming to be Cash App Customer Support or Customer Service. The scammers ask potential victims for their account credentials and then transfer the potential victims’ account to their account.
So how do you beat these scammers?
Number one, beware of Cash App text or Cash app transfer scams claiming there are pending transfers, or fake Cash App customer support telephone numbers.
Know this; No one representing Cash App will ever ask for your sign-in code via text message, over the phone, on social media, or through any other medium.
Cash App scammers are attempting to steal personal and/or financial information via text message, phone, social media, and email. Victims of phishing scams are sometimes directed to enter their information into fake or phishing websites posing as real ones.
Scammed By CashApp? Do This!
If you believe t you have fallen victim to a phishing scam, please change your Cash App PIN immediately and report the incident. One of the reasons why you should change your CashApp pin immediately is to stop the scammers from taking over your account. The earlier you do it, the better.
If you need help or support, please go Cash App’s help page at:
How To Transfer Cash Safely With CashApp
- Use money transfer with friends: Protect yourself from scams by sending money to people you personally know.
- Enable additional security settings: Check your account settings to see if you can turn on additional security measures, such as multi-factor authentication, requiring a PIN, or using fingerprint recognition like Touch ID.
- Link your money transfer app to a credit card. As with many other purchases, using a credit card will help protect you if you don’t get the goods or services you paid for. Linking to a debit card or directly to your bank account does not give you that added protection.
- Use a password on your phone. If you lose your phone – or it’s stolen – be sure criminals can’t access your payment apps. Secure your phone by choosing a strong password or using the biometric security devices available on many smartphones.
- Check your account to be sure that the money transferred: If you do use a peer-to-peer payment app to sell something, be aware that it takes a few days for some payments to transfer. Be sure that the money transfers before you send the goods. If you have any concerns that a payer didn’t really send the money, be sure to check your account directly.
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- Wendy is a fraud fighter whose contents mainly target online scams. Her investigations have appeared on Itisreviewed,and elsewhere. She spends her free time reading novels, binging on Netflix, and listening to hip-hop.
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