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2021

July

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Steering clear of pandemic-related scams (Vietnamese) Đối Phó với COVID-19.

Đại dịch coronavirus đã cho các nghệ sĩ lừa đảo nhiều cơ hội để lừa những người tiêu thụ. Ấn bản này nhấn mạnh một số loại lừa đảo phổ thông nhất liên quan đến đại dịch để giúp quý vị nhận ra và tránh bị lừa và ấn bản hướng dẫn nơi báo cáo các ý đồ lừa đảo.

The coronavirus pandemic gave con artists many new opportunities to cheat consumers. This publication highlights some of the most common types of scams related to the pandemic, helps you spot and avoid a scam, and tells you where to report scam attempts.

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Steering clear of pandemic-related scams (Korean) COVID-19에 대한 대응.

코로나 유행성 전염병은 사기꾼들에게 소비자를 속일 새로운 기회들을 제공했습니다. 본 간행물은 전염병과 관련하여 흔히 사용된 사기 방법들을 설명하고, 여러분이 그러한 사기를 발견하거나 피하고, 어디에 신고해야 하는지를 설명합니다.

The coronavirus pandemic gave con artists many new opportunities to cheat consumers. This publication highlights some of the most common types of scams related to the pandemic, helps you spot and avoid a scam, and tells you where to report scam attempts.

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Steering clear of pandemic-related scams (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19.

La pandemia del coronavirus les facilitó a los estafadores muchas nuevas oportunidades para engañar al consumidor. Esta publicación destaca algunos tipos de estafas comunes que han ocurrido durante la pandemia, le ayuda a detectar y evitarlas, y explica dónde denunciar los intentos de fraude.

The coronavirus pandemic gave con artists many new opportunities to cheat consumers. This publication highlights some of the most common types of scams related to the pandemic, helps you spot and avoid a scam, and tells you where to report scam attempts.

June

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Steering clear of pandemic-related scams (Chinese) 應對COVID-19(新冠肺炎).

新冠疫情為詐騙者提供了許多可以欺騙消費者的新機會。本刊物重點介紹與疫情相關的一些最為常見的詐騙類型,教你如何盡早發現並避免受到詐騙,同時也告知你應向何處舉報騙案以及詐騙企圖。

The coronavirus pandemic gave con artists many new opportunities to cheat consumers. This publication highlights some of the most common types of scams related to the pandemic, helps you spot and avoid a scam, and tells you where to report scam attempts.

May

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Steering clear of pandemic-related scams Coping with COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic gave con artists many new opportunities to cheat consumers. This publication highlights some of the most common types of scams related to the pandemic, helps you spot and avoid a scam, and tells you where to report scam attempts.

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What you need to know about how FinTech apps work (Chinese) 謹慎共享你的財務數據.

當今金融科技可以為那些希望將個人財務資料數字化的消費者提供吸引人的優越性。但是,就像所有建基於互聯網的工具和服務一樣,科技理財應用程式需要謹慎選擇和使用。這本刊物詳述各種科技理財工具的類型和運作方式,以及這些金融科技將對個人資料數據的隱私和安​​全會有什麼影響。(與本刊相關的另一本手冊,題為金融科技使用之隱私與安全性,提供實用可行的步驟,管理和保護個人數據的安全。)

Financial technology can offer attractive benefits for consumers who want to take their personal finances digital. But, like all internet-based tools and services, FinTech apps need to be chosen and used with care. This publication explains the types of FinTech tools available, how they work, and what that means for your data privacy and security. (Our companion guide, Privacy and security when using fintech apps, offers actionable tips for managing and protecting your data.)

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Privacy and security when using FinTech apps (Chinese) 謹慎共享財務數據.

這份手冊為使用金融科技理財的消費者解釋,在選擇和使用相關應用程式時應如何做出明智的決定,採取哪些有效步驟來確保其財務帳戶數據的安全,一旦遇到問題時將會面臨什麼選擇。(與本刊相關的另一本手冊,題為金融科技程式的運作,概述了金融科技以及用戶在選擇和使用金融理財工具之前,應該注意哪些隱私和安全事項。)

This fact sheet gives FinTech users the knowledge to make wise decisions when choosing and using FinTech apps, take effective steps to keep their financial account data safe, and understand their options if something goes wrong. (Our companion guide, What you need to know about how FinTech apps work, offers an overview of financial technology and what privacy and security considerations users should be aware of before choosing and using digital financial tools.)

April

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Privacy and security when using FinTech apps (Spanish) Comparta datos financieros con precaución.

Esta publicación le ofrece al usuario de fintech el conocimiento que le permitirá tomar decisiones prudentes cuando elija y utilice aplicaciones fintech, tomar medidas eficaces para proteger la seguridad de los datos de sus cuentas financieras, y comprender sus opciones si algo va mal. (Nuestra guía complementaria, Lo que debe saber sobre cómo funcionan las aplicaciones ‘fintech’, ofrece un resumen de la tecnología financiera y sobre lo que el usuario debe considerar con respecto a la privacidad y seguridad antes de seleccionar y utilizar herramientas financieras digitales.)

This fact sheet gives FinTech users the knowledge to make wise decisions when choosing and using FinTech apps, take effective steps to keep their financial account data safe, and understand their options if something goes wrong. (Our companion guide, What you need to know about how FinTech apps work, offers an overview of financial technology and what privacy and security considerations users should be aware of before choosing and using digital financial tools.)

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What you need to know about how FinTech apps work (Spanish) Comparta datos financieros con precaución.

La tecnología financiera puede ofrecerle atractivos beneficios al consumidor que desea manejar sus finanzas de forma digital. Pero, como con cualquier herramienta o servicio de internet, las aplicaciones fintech deben seleccionarse y utilizarse de forma prudente. Esta publicación explica los tipos de herramientas fintech disponibles, cómo funcionan, y cómo afectan la privacidad y seguridad de sus datos. (Nuestra guía complementaria, Privacidad y seguridad para usuarios de aplicaciones ‘fintech’, le ofrece consejos para administrar y proteger sus datos.)

Financial technology can offer attractive benefits for consumers who want to take their personal finances digital. But, like all internet-based tools and services, FinTech apps need to be chosen and used with care. This publication explains the types of FinTech tools available, how they work, and what that means for your data privacy and security. (Our companion guide, Privacy and security when using fintech apps, offers actionable tips for managing and protecting your data.)

February

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Privacy and security when using FinTech apps Share financial data with care.

This fact sheet gives FinTech users the knowledge to make wise decisions when choosing and using FinTech apps, take effective steps to keep their financial account data safe, and understand their options if something goes wrong. (Our companion guide, What you need to know about how FinTech apps work, offers an overview of financial technology and what privacy and security considerations users should be aware of before choosing and using digital financial tools.)

 

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