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New Financial Scams to Watch Out for in 2023

  • Jun 22, 2023
  • 5:47 pm


As technology continues to evolve, so do the tactics of scammers looking to exploit unsuspecting individuals. The year 2023 has brought with it a new wave of financial scams that target individuals through various digital channels. In this blog, we will discuss five emerging financial scams that you need to be aware of and provide tips on how to protect yourself.

1.     Crypto Investment Scams:

With the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, scammers have found new avenues to exploit people's desire for quick profits. They often promise high returns on investments or offer exclusive deals on new cryptocurrencies. Be cautious of unsolicited investment opportunities, especially those promising guaranteed returns or using high-pressure tactics. Always do thorough research, verify the legitimacy of the company or individual, and consult with a trusted financial advisor before making any investment.

2.  QR Code Scams:

QR codes have become ubiquitous in our daily lives, providing convenience for transactions and accessing information. However, scammers have started exploiting this technology by placing malicious QR codes in public spaces or sending them via email or messaging platforms. These QR codes can lead to fake websites or initiate malware downloads on your device, compromising your financial information. Be cautious when scanning QR codes from unknown sources and ensure you have reliable security software installed on your device.

3.     Phone Job Offer:

A common occurrence on social media platforms is the frequent bombardment of messages offering attractive job opportunities. These offers typically claim that you can earn substantial amounts of money by simply liking or sharing posts, reels, and videos. Initially, you may receive payment as promised, but beware, as scammers use this tactic to gain your trust. Eventually, they will ask you to make upfront payments to access higher-paying content or to invest in dubious ventures such as cryptocurrency platforms or digital marketing schemes. It is crucial not to fall for these get-rich-quick schemes. Never invest your own money in ventures that lack verifiable credentials or are unfamiliar to you.

4.  Share an OTP:

You will receive an unexpected package from a delivery person, but they will claim that you need to cancel the order to avoid charges. They will provide instructions, including calling a specific number where they may ask for sensitive information like your credit card's expiry date. They will also request that you share the OTP (One-Time Password) received on your phone. Remember, it's crucial to never share personal details or OTPs with strangers.

5.  Phishing Attacks Targeting Digital Wallets: 

Digital wallets, such as mobile payment apps, have become increasingly popular for their convenience. However, scammers have found new ways to exploit users by employing sophisticated phishing techniques. They send authentic-looking messages, pretending to be from the digital wallet provider, asking for personal information or login credentials. To protect yourself, be wary of unsolicited messages, double-check the sender's information, and never share sensitive details through unsecured channels. Instead, visit the official website or contact customer support directly to verify any requests.


As financial scams continue to evolve, it is crucial to stay informed and proactive in protecting yourself against these fraudulent practices. By being aware of the new scams discussed in this blog and implementing the suggested preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to financial fraud in 2023. Remember, maintaining a healthy scepticism, conducting thorough research, and seeking advice from trusted sources are essential when it comes to safeguarding your hard-earned money in an increasingly digital and interconnected world.


"Content shared is for information and education purposes only and should not be treated as investment or trading advice. Please do your own analysis or take independent professional financial advice before making any investments based on your own personal circumstances."

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