The Internet makes almost everything more convenient. Whether you’re looking to shop for clothes or get a psychic reading done, you can easily find what you need online. Unfortunately, as easy as it is to find what you need online, it’s also very easy to get scammed online. This is something you need to be aware of no matter what you’re doing, but particularly if you’re going to be paying money for a service. If, for example, you’re looking to get a psychic reading done online, you should be aware that there’s a small risk that you may end up using a website that’s not entirely trustworthy. If that happens to you, it’simperative that you know how to do some damage control.
Call the Relevant Institutions
If you suspect that your financial information has been compromised in any way, you need to contact your bank, your credit card company, or both. You should let them know instantly that you suspect that either your bank account information has been hacked or that someone has had access to your credit card number. Once you’ve relayed this information, the bank or credit card company will take the steps needed either to cancel your credit card or block all access to your bank account.
Run an Antivirus Program
If you suspect something has gone wrong during your visit to a psychic website, you should instantly run an antivirus program. Many scamming attempts on untrustworthy sites include the sneaky installation of malware or viruses on your computer. It’s always a good idea to run an antivirus program on a regular basis, but if you get the feeling that something is shifty about the website you’re visiting, it can’t hurt to run one right away. You should definitely install an antivirus program if you’re not using one. Having one that’s operational in the background can actually alert you to potential threats on the websites you visit, which makes it a great precautionary tool.
Speak With the Site’s Customer Support
Most every website that deals in transactions in exchange for services is going to have a customer support team. If you think you’ve been scammed somehow, you need to get customer support immediately. If your complaint is a phony psychic, relay that information to them and chances are good that the psychic in question will be kicked off the site. If you’re worried that you picked up a virus from the site, you may be able to wrangle up a refund. If you think that your financial information has been compromised during the transaction phase, you need to explain to them what happened and make it clear that this is unacceptable. Any legitimate site is going to want to ensure that their reputation is a good one, and if you’ve been scammed or hacked during a visit to their site they’ll likely refund you or maybe even give you some free credits to put toward future psychic readings on the site. Don’t shy away from talking to customer support in the event that you’ve been scammed-that’s what they’re there for.