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    Sharing may be caring, but not in all situations.

    We share many things with our near and dear ones. In a family, we share love, emotions, responsibilities and many more things. The sharing gives the sense of caring to all in the family. We build many social relationships with friends at workplaces and in the society also. The social relationships become stronger with our sharing and caring for others.

    So far so good. In these days of the digital lifestyle, we are dealing with many transactions digitally. Our communications, financial transactions, payment of bills for the utilities and services, the reservations for journeys, accommodation and what not, almost everything we are dealing online. Even our social relations are online.

    Every financial institution, a social website or a utility service provider wants us to register with them sharing our personal details. The services are accessible only with a user id, login password, profile password, transaction password, onetime password etc., The passwords policies differ from one to the other and we have to create and remember those passwords for each and every website.

    For the safety of our online transactions, we should not share our passwords with the others. Sharing may be caring in all other aspects but not in the case of our passwords. Members, be careful and do not share your passwords with others. Sharing is not caring in online transactions.
  • #631046
    Yes, it is true that in the modern times most of things are now available online and we are required to remember many passwords for login on to various websites. Since many such passwords are required to be changed also periodically, it becomes really challenging to manage all passwords.

    It is recommended that the passwords should be remembered only and should not be recorded anywhere but practically it is not possible. Our children being out of India, only we two live in India and therefore, we have to share passpords and keep it in writing also at any such place which is not too obvious. As a matter of fact in many families only husbands operate bank accounts even if the other account is in the name of wife.

    In case we have more than one bank accounts and credits cards also then more than 2 or 3 login passwords and transaction passwords may be required to be remembered which is practically not possible.

    Once during a medical emergency, I got admitted in a hospital in serious condition but I was conscience enough to see to it that the PINs of debit and credit cards are known to my wife.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #631049
    Password and particularly this OTP is very dangerous and nowadays there are many headlines in the news that there are many scams via online shopping and there are many people are victimized. Even banks are sending SMS to alert the customers that they are not asking any particulars from customers over the phone and do not share OTP(One time password)to anyone.
    Nice to be in ISC and feel the difference.

  • #631064
    I'm very skeptical about too many sites with my name for a monetary transaction. Despite many reassurances by authorities, I'm concerned because such data can be sold and bought for the right price. The marketing calls, the promotional calls, the loan calls, a free upgrade call, all means that our data is being studied, it can easily also be used for the wrong reasons.

    At such times, it's most prudent not to give out passwords and details. The less the number of people in the transaction loop, the less are the chances of misuse. For some, sharing becomes mandatory based on their circumstance, elderly people who cannot move out of the house, housewife stuck at home, an emergency need for funds but the person is elsewhere, at such times the transaction is done via a family member, relative or a close friend/staff.

  • #631081
    No learned person of present era would divulge the details of his credit/debit number, password or pin numbers. If any one does so out of ignorance and pressure tactic, he lost all his money from the sources where he kept as savings. There are unscrupulous elements who are on the prowl to hack the pass words and codes even from our cell phones. We do keep our pass words in cell numbers and that is also dangerous. As far as possible the pass words must be changed often so that there cannot be cheating of any kind. Even some smart persons in your own bank can steal the pass words from you and hack.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #631267
    It is true sharing is not caring in online transactions. Not only related to financial matters but also other personal details should not be shared with a social media friend online. These days we are hearing many deceiving actions by many social media friends.
    Yesterday in a newspaper a news published in which an IT Engineer deceived by an online friend and lost lot of money. But finally, he understood the foul play and reported to police and police could catch hold of the culprit and recovered the money.
    One should not share OTPs, passwords and personal details with anyone.

    always confident

  • #631278
    The topic is awakening reminding us not to share sensitive technical information with anyone .At the time of opening a new account for any financial services we are made aware of the policies to aware .But sometimes we may tend to share sensitive information to make things easy .But we may find ourself in a financial mishap .It is also about trust .Better to not to share the sensitive information with even closed ones because we share with one whom we trust the most .But what if the mishap happen and the trust is broken .We also tend to loose a valuable bond . We should also be careful with some unfamiliar online money making sites as they claim while they ask information such as ifsc code ,complete card number etc .Also sharing PayPal account details is risky with sites which have automatic fees deduction system .

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