Beware Of Any Desk type fraudulent apps #SMS_PermissionsMarch 22, 2019
It is a remote screen access app which fraudsters lure the victim into downloading on some or the other pretext, noted the National Payments Corp. of India.
Once the fraudster inserts this app code on his device, they get access to the victim’s phone and credentials stored on it.
This is called vhishing (VoIP phishing).
You must be aware of remote screen access for your computer or laptops.
It also allows transactions.
“Once access is granted by the victim, the fraudster cannot only initiate financial transactions but can also place online shopping orders using the apps available on the victim’s phone or even steal information stored on it.
While number of such fraud cases are few, we urge consumers to be careful,” noted NPCI.
How can you identify these kinds of apps?
“These are remote control apps and have device administration permissions.
You can go to permissions list of the app and see all device administration apps.