Day in and day out, our world is driven by transactions. Whether it’s between major corporate entities, or between your friends and family, one can hardly participate in our society without performing some type of transaction. This is especially true when it comes to our particular industry – the trucking and transportation industry – where countless payments, transfers, and more are made seemingly as each minute passes. However, with so many transactions to make, how can you know who to trust? In today’s blog, we’ll be giving you tips on performing background checks – if that sounds interesting, keep reading below!
Now, in the so-called ‘digital age’, somewhat of a new frontier has emerged in finance, and it is now easier than ever to make transactions. However, with new innovations come new risks, as fraudsters and scammers have found their way onto financing platforms such as Paypal and Venmo. Wherever – or however – you decide to conduct your transactions, it’s smart to be vigilant and aware of your surroundings and take preventive measures against fraud.
In any case, verifying information as true or accurate is always important, but it is especially important when it comes to online transactions. When doing business with any party, you’ll want to confirm their precise (user)name, contact information, or anything else necessary to complete a transaction. In many cases, fraudsters will go to great lengths to pose as a reputable or trustworthy entity, such as a verified business or merchant. This is generally known as phishing, which relates to the next tip for staying vigilant online.
Avoid Phishing at all Costs
One of the oldest tricks used by scammers, phishing is a bait-and-switch method commonly used to extort money or sensitive information from its victims. Whether on Paypal, Venmo, or any other financial platform, avoid phishing scams at all costs. This can be done by ignoring any suspicious or unwarranted messages asking for your payment information or other sensitive information.
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