NewDonate for Education

    Select City

    Find New Phone
    Buy Accessories
    0 Device Added

    Cashback Scam Trends Online, Here’s How You Can Stay Safe

    By Yeti - 
    2nd Jun 2021

    The Covid-19 outbreak has boosted digital payments by causing people to minimize physical encounters in order to stay safe. People have been driven to opt for online payments and go cashless as a result of this. Though this makes it convenient to pay bills from the comfort of one’s own home, internet fraud has increased, particularly targeting individuals who are unfamiliar with modern technologies. So it’s no surprise that a new PayTM cashback scam has surfaced.

    “Congratulations! you have won Paytm Scratch Card,” says a random Chrome notification in the recent scam. Many individuals don’t think twice before clicking on a link that offers enticing rewards, while others do it just out of curiosity. This particular notification redirects users to a website called

    Also read: Top 5 Best VPNs To Play PUBG Mobile In India (Free and Paid)

    How Does Paytm Cashback Scam it Work?

    Those who do not spot the non-official URL on the top of the page would see a message on the website stating that they have won over 2,000 in cashback, as well as a big light blue “Send Reward to Paytm” icon at the bottom of the screen. According to the research, the fraud only works on a mobile phone, implying that the website’s scammers are primarily targeting mobile users. The scam clearly targets folks who are unfamiliar with how a UPI-based app operates. This tactic will not succeed if you do not have the UPI payment application installed on your smartphone.

    Entering the URL into a browser on a pc directs the user to the actual Paytm website rather than the fraudulent page. Users are cautioned not to visit or forward the fake website to their connections.

    Also read: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Launched In Germany

    The fake website is still available to mobile users. It simply shows a new false figure of Rs2,000, which changes every time the user refreshes.

    How Can You be Safe From Such Scams?

    Remember that providing personal details on any third-party websites can lead to the theft of your data or money.

    Users may defend themselves by learning about internet security and never entering personal information on unknown websites. Remember that “real” cashback offers are only inside the official Paytm app and not on third-party websites. To stay safe online, they must also be cautious of any unofficial websites and never tap on any notifications or links in texts or emails advertising free cashback or prizes.


    Featured Videos

    • OnePlus 9RT vs OnePlus 9R – Which is the Best One for You?
      The OnePlus 9R was launched in April as a reasonable and appealing option for smartphone users who did not want to spend more than Rs 40,000. Then the 2021 launches rolled down, and the OnePlus 9R was no longer as competitive as it had been– it had simply become the most affordable way to get…
      17th Sep 2021
    • How to Watch IPL 2021 Free With Vi, Airtel, Jio Plans – Here’s How
      The IPL 2021 resumption matches have been scheduled to kick off from September 19, 2021. When it comes to the location, the matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Now, as the IPL 2021 schedule and stadium information are out of the way, let us talk a bit about the matches. The…
      13th Sep 2021
    • Should You Buy iPhone 11 in 2021? iPhone 11 Quick Recap
      In this article, we will be talking about a very popular Apple phone which is the iPhone 11. There is a huge confusion revolving around whether one should buy this iPhone in 2021 or not? Hence, we will be talking about 5 reasons that make buying the iPhone 11 worth it even in 2021.  Also…
      1st Sep 2021
    • Should you buy iPhone 12 in 2021? Or wait for iPhone 13?
      Should you buy iPhone 12 in 2021? Or wait for iPhone 13?
      10th Aug 2021
    • Tecno Camon 17 First Impressions – Top 5 Reasons To Buy
      Lately, Tecno has been slaying the competition in the sub-Rs10,000 price bracket. Last we made a video of Tecno Spark 7, which was launched at Rs 8,999. Today, the brand has sent us their Tecno Camon 17, which is launched in India at Rs 12,999. Processor Gone are the days when we used to complain…
      23rd Jul 2021