Macropay Takes a Stand Against Payment Scams


As humanity continues to move forward despite the recent challenges that came our way, some of us insist on regressing and moving backwards with their fraudulent ways. We see multiple iterations of the same scam attacking unsuspecting victims through new and creative channels. As we trudge through these new challenges, Macropay stays true to its dedication to keep clients and merchants safe through various initiatives, one of which is the launching of its Macropay Scam Alert series.

In this article, we explore some general scam tactics we see around. We then dive into Macropay’s commitment to fight the frauds.

Scamming as a business model

As discouraging as it is, many criminal enterprises form their entire venture around the idea that someone is bound to fall prey if they scale their scam further. While more and more people are getting educated about their ploys, not everyone can be tech-savvy or intuitive enough to steer clear of their malicious traps. The scammers are exploiting this reality to spread faster towards the more vulnerable population. They just must point towards places where information takes longer to penetrate.

Here are some channels these scammers use to defraud others.

Social media

Being the most popular and most used parts of the internet, social media channels have become a huge marketplace for legitimate and insidious businesses alike. Social media scammers prowl Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other channels to look for information to steal. Most of the time, they will pose as friends to gain their victim’s trust – only to scam them into paying them money in the end.

Tech support

Capitalizing on the same idea that not everyone can recognize the red flags, especially when it comes to modern technology, some scammers pretend to be tech support specialists. They claim that their systems have detected some issues that really weren’t there in their victim’s systems and use that to charge the victims unreasonable prices for solving a problem that never was. Sometimes, they would even go as far as remotely controlling a computer to introduce a virus, only to hold the victim’s data for ransom.

Fraudulent ads

When searching on Google, we often trust the first or second entries that we get. However, scammers also recognize this behaviour and hack the system by bidding for ads on those places. While the ads are placed through legitimate channels, the intent behind it reeks of scam behaviour. Often, these ads would have a phone number to call for some easy money scheme or will direct you to a scam ecommerce site.

Disabling the scammers’ enterprise

Macropay recognizes these channels for scamming and stays on top of these issues by building newer and more robust integrations. These solutions reduce the risks of their clients and merchants from falling victim to modern day fraudsters.

For instance, if someone is not well equipped to find the red flags, Macropay’s system can flag suspicious payments. To learn more about their services and tech innovations, visit

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