With a view to the 2023 edition of the Hot Salewhat will take place from May 29 to June 6, 2023and in which various offers to make purchases online are promoted, the Secretary of State Security called on citizens to take extreme precautions to avoid being a victim of cybercrime that violate your assets and data privacy.
“During these events, people remain on the lookout for those who, when purchasing products online, do so without applying the necessary precautions so that their information, both bank and personal, is not used for the commission of illicit acts such as fraud and extortion.”
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For this reason, the Ministry of Security launched a series of recommendations to citizens and Internet users seeking to take advantage of this period of promotionsto consider the necessary measures in order to keep safe from those people who take advantage of the flow of bank data to commit fraud and data theft.
Consult the official catalog of participating stores at hotsale.com.mx
Be wary of excessively low prices or unrealistic promotions
Use private connection networks and own devices
Verify that the store’s website has a padlock at the beginning of the web address
Check that the address is the original, checking that the name is spelled correctly and consulting reviews from other users
Avoid sharing card and identification data
“Also, it is suggested read the payment instructions carefully and do not select the option to save the information when providing the bank details in the purchase portals”, added the secretariat.
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It also recommended that after the purchase made, the user verify that the charge to his card is for the correct amount, avoiding making payments or deposits to third-party accounts, as well as requesting and keeping the receipts for each of the acquisitions.
“In case of being a victim of fraud, the SSE calls to report it to the Cyber Police of the State Prosecutor’s Office, calling 33 3837 6000 extension 15832,” the secretary concluded.
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