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Are you at risk every time you use an online payment app? Here are some tips to protect yourself.

There are so many online payment apps like Venmo, PayPal and Apple Pay out there. But are we at risk every time we use them?

News 12 Staff

Feb 3, 2022, 12:49 PM

Updated 891 days ago

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There are so many online payment apps like Venmo, PayPal and Apple Pay out there.
But are we at risk every time we use them?
Here are some tips to help protect yourself:

1. Know who you're sending

Transfer money only to people you know, and make sure you have the correct phone number or email for that person when you're making the transfer.

2. Security features

Enable security features like multifactor authentication on the app and your smartphone that might require a PIN, fingerprint or face recognition.

3. Smartphone security

Keep your smartphone secure with a strong password.

4. Link your payment

Link your mobile payment app to a credit card rather than a bank account or debit card.

5. Check on transfer

Always check that the money transfer has been completed.
Here's more information on how to protect yourself from the Better Business Bureau


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