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How to identify a fake transfer in Yape?  Know all the details so you don’t get scammed

How to identify a fake transfer in Yape? Know all the details so you don’t get scammed

The popular digital payments application Yape It has become indispensable both for businesses and for people who use it daily. Despite the security measures implemented, some unscrupulous people still use advanced methods to deceive those who receive money in this digital wallet. Using fake receipts, screenshots and other methods adopted by criminals, they seek to deceive those who use this application to receive money for payments or other reasons.

With more than 14 million users, Yape It is an application developed by BCP and adopts the characteristics of digital wallets. Due to its widespread adoption by Peruvians, many try to take advantage of this new technology to obtain benefits illegally. Here’s how to avoid falling for these scams and protect your money.

How to recognize if a yape is fake?

One of them consists of sending a fake or modified screenshot. Every time a person makes a yapeo, the application shows the amount, the sender’s name, the date, the time, the cell phone number and the operation number. Despite this large amount of data, there are pages that generate this type of content fraudulently. That is, criminals could enter that page, enter the data and put together a screenshot identical to that of a real transaction made on Yape.

Image of a fake yape generated on the web.  Despite having certain distinctive features, these can be easily removed.  Photo: Capture

Image of a fake yape generated on the web. Despite having certain distinctive features, these can be easily removed. Photo: Capture

These pages are freely found on the Internet, so anyone could generate these types of images to surprise users. One of them, for example, justifies the purpose of the tool by indicating that it is a digital payment meme maker.

Information box used to generate false yapes from a website.  Photo: Capture

Information box used to generate false yapes from a website. Photo: Capture

“We present a new photo montage tool to play a prank on your friends or family. Create a meme of a digital payment and send it to your friends on social networks to see their reaction or surprise. We have made some adjustments to prevent it from being used for others purposes other than Leisure/Entertainment,” it says on the website.

How do you know if a yape is real?

With almost the 70% of Peruvians using digital wallets, it is advisable to know how to distinguish between a fraudulent screenshot and a real yapeo. First of all, it is necessary to verify if the sent amount has been deposited in the destination account. Although it takes a little time, it is advisable to enter the application and verify if the money is really in the bank account.

In the movement list you can see the receipt of the money when it is black. As additional data, the name of the person who sent it, the date and time the operation was performed is displayed. Additionally, it is better to check if the name on the operation corresponds to the person who performed it. It is advisable to carry out this verification before delivering a product or starting a service in the case of businesses.

Features to take into account in transactions with Yape.  Composition: Aarón Torres

Features to take into account in transactions with Yape. Composition: Aarón Torres

Source: Larepublica

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