Helpful Tips To Avoid Fraud
Here are a few helpful tips to assist individuals in avoiding any possible scams. For the complete list of tips and tricks visit FinCEN
Never give anyone your passwords to personal accounts.
Don’t click on anything in an unsolicited email or text message asking you to update or verify account information.
Set up two-factor (or multi-factor) authentication on any account that allows it
and never disable it.
Never give or send any personally identifiable information
or wire information to unverified people or businesses.
Shut down your device’s if you see a pop-up message or locked screen. Pop-ups are regularly used by perpetrators to spread malicious software.
Be careful with what information you share online. By listing pet names
it makes it easy for scammers to guess your password or answer your security questions.
Be careful what you download and be wary of email attachments forwarded to you.
Purchase merchandise from reputable dealers or establishments
Purchase merchandise directly from the individual/company that holds the trademark
Resist the pressure to act quickly. Scammers create a sense of urgency to produce fear and lure victims into immediate action.
purchase items online using your credit card. You can often dispute the charges if something goes wrong.
Check with the Better Business Bureau from the seller’s area
Memorize personal identification numbers (such as your ATM card PIN) and online passwords.
Report lost or stolen credit
debit or ATM cards immediately.
Report any questionable charges to your card issuer or financial institution.
Check any wallet address you intend to withdraw virtual currency to
as completed transactions may be irreversible.
How to Protect Your Computer
The FBI has provided several tips to avoid fraud vulnerability. Here is a list of steps to protect your computer. For a detailed list of how the FBI suggests to protect your computer click Here
Keep Your Firewall Turned On
Install or Update Your Antivirus Software
Install or Update Your Anti Spyware Technology
Keep Your Operating System Up to Date
Be Careful What You Download
Turn Off Your Computer
the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) provides a comprehensive list of tips located here: FTC
bitFlyer is committed to safeguarding your information and encourages all of our customers to be vigilant in protecting their accounts
(bitFlyer or otherwise). As a reminder
bitFlyer will never request you to provide sensitive personal information over email or telephone. If you notice any suspicious activity regarding your bitFlyer account
please contact Customer Support as soon as possible Here.