In this digitized era of the internet of things, who does not want ease in life? So, cash apps provide you ease in terms of sending, spending, investing, and saving your money. You can use this app very easily on the gadgets.
It is highly likely that if this app is installed in your device, you would have received a cash app alert texts about cash transfers into your account and transfer confirmations.
Cash App alert Text messages
A large chunk of users of this app are receiving text messages. The maximum users in USA are receiving from a link titled firstname.lastname@example.org. The text message says, “750 USD CashAppTransfer pending your confirmation https://t.co/QaxzDuQskg?amp1=3862648932 soxihg”. The links keep on changing in different messages. Moreover, you can get such links and messages via email too.
In the excitement and state of mind of getting free money, the apt response of many of the users is to click on the link.
Cash App alert Scam
Many of the users who got these messages must be wondering if it is a scam or not. The simplest answer is yes, it is a scam.
Just beware of such text messages because the Cash App will never ask you any sensitive information like sign-in code over text messages or text containing pending transfer information.
Cash App scammers are attempting to steal personal or financial information via text message, phone, social media, and email. In extreme cases, the scammers can pretend to be fake customer support agents through calls using random phone numbers.
Those users can easily fall prey to such scams who are not fully aware of the working of online and digital technology.
The intention of the scammers is to access your sensitive personal and financial information. Clicking on the link will lead you pages/websites swindling to be real ones that make you enter this information.
How to react in case of receiving such Cash App alert texts?
The first thing recommended is not to tap on such links. Then immediately delete such messages and block the sender.
If you are a victim of such phishing scams, the next action you can take is to change your Cash App pin and report the incident.
Keep in mind that such types of suspicious text messages, emails, and unknown app alerts cannot be halted completely.
But the rational response from you should be ignoring such messages, keep on changing your pin once in a while, and paying no heed to any calls from of the customer support agents of the Cash App.
However, remember, they will never call you. The only customer support they provide is through email or through the app itself.
Some extra tips for using such Cash Apps
Following are some tips to cautiously use Cash Apps
- Transfer money to only acquaintances: The best way to protect yourself from scams by only using money transfer apps for their intended purpose — sending money to people you personally know.Hence, avoid using it on suspicious sources (shopping websites etc.)
- Linking your money transfer app to a credit card will help to protect your purchases even you do not get the commodities you paid for.
- Enabling some of the additional settings in your account provides additional security measures, such as multi-factor authentication, requiring a PIN, or using fingerprint recognition like Touch ID.
- Use a password on your phone. If you lose your phone, sure criminals can’t access your payment apps. Therefore, a strong password or using the biometric security devices available on many smartphones gives extra protection.
- 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.