The Covid-19 pandemic has played a big role in boosting digital payments with individuals avoiding physical interactions to stay safe. This has pushed people to learn online banking and go cashless. While this made it easier to pay bills sitting at home, online fraud has also increased, especially to target those who are new to these technologies. So it’s no wonder there is a new PayTM cashback scam floating around.

The latest scam comes as a random Chrome notification saying “Congratulations! you have won Paytm Scratch Card.” Many people don’t think twice before opening a link offering tempting cashbacks others click just because of curiosity. This specific notification redirects us to a site called paytm-cashoffer.com.

It claims the user has won a Rs 2,647 cashback and the site then asks you to send the reward to your Paytm account. The site has a design similar to the official app, so a novice might not notice it at first. Once…

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