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Be Safe Instant Money Transfers

The quick and effective mode of fast transfer allows one to either visit a money transfer agent or use the online services or app, to register and choose to make an online transfer. This registration process is free of charge.

After the same, one can choose to send money to the beneficiary using only their mobile number and name. Subsequently, settling the payment which includes a small service fee and choosing the mode of payment the recipient would prefer, one can initiate the transfer.

The instant money transfer uses swift transfer protocol to send money securely across the globe. Not only is this easy money transfer but also effective, as the beneficiary does not need to have a bank account to receive the payment.

Beneficiary can receive the payment:

  • In cash from collection centers
  • On a prepaid or ATM card
  • Door step delivery (depending on availability)
  • Bank accounts

Even though instant money transfer is the safest and most effective way to make a fast money transfer, one should always be vigilant, to whom and why to send money fast. There are endless ways in which, one can exploit instant money transfer services.

Way to protect oneself against fast money transfer frauds:

Here are some simple and effective steps that can help one stay a step ahead of fraudsters and not fall victim to money transfer frauds.

Recognize imposters: Often, strangers pose as officials, friends or family; for example: a bank official or a company that you usually associate with. It cannot be stressed enough to never transfer money or discuss personal information when requested via a text, phone call, or email.

It is also important to not trust your caller ID, in a distress message by a loved one to transfer money. One must always call and confirm if the individual is an imposter.

Recognize Fake offers: There are million of spam messages, lotteries, lucky draws and job offers that can find your information and offer you a lucrative deal for a mere sum, which may not seem steep. Never transfer money to anyone offering you a huge sum of money as these are most often frauds. Always call and confirm from the organization they pose to be affiliated with.

Review the Internet: Always evaluate the request or offer received on the search engine of choice and search for keywords like “complaint” or “scam” or more particular to your situation. One can even search the phone number or account details to see any linked frauds.

Set appropriate passwords: Always make sure the passwords on your computer, mobile phone, and other smart devices are secure and not common. As in the case of theft or misplacement of devices, one many try to use net banking details or mobile wallet to make transactions. Never share your passwords with strangers and keep changing the same periodically.