May 31, 2023
Crimes involving tools increased more than 200% in São Paulo

Crimes involving tools increased more than 200% in São Paulo

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In the first quarter of 2022, there were three times as many Pix-related accidents as last year.

According to CNN Brasil, which had access to data under the Access to Information Act, in the first three months of this year alone, 1,271 complaints were filed about unauthorized transactions with Pix compared to 387 in the same period in 2021, which represents A total increase of 228 4%.

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Increased cell phone theft

Linked to the increase in crimes involving Pix, there was also a 6% increase in the number of cell phone thefts in São Paulo, with a total of 60,828 cell phone theft incidents between January and February alone.

According to experts, it is important for users to take precautions regarding app passwords, especially banking apps and cell phone screen locks.

One of the measures you should take to ensure your security is to activate two-step authentication and use “coffin” tools, which are applications that protect others through passwords.

1 billion transactions via Pix in March

Launched in November 2020, Pix is ​​an instant payment method that has gained space among Brazilians, whether consumers or retailers, for its ease of use and practicality, operating 24 hours a day and without charging additional fees.

On May 6, the tool reached a record number of transactions in a single day, reaching 73.2 million. In March, more than 1.6 billion transactions were executed via Pix.

Lock Pix

In order to prevent crimes involving Pix, some Banks I offered insurance covering up to R$30,000.

The Santander it’s the Bradesco, since 2021 they have started offering “Seguro Pix”, just as Itaú recently launched the service. Mercado Pago also offers this type of insurance.

Insurance Pix works in a simple way like other insurances. The customer pays a fee of R$3.50 to R$15.90 per month, and ensures that Pix Insurance can be activated when necessary.

The Federal Savings Bank it’s the Bank of Brazil They are still studying the insurance implementation of the instant payments system.

The minimum insurance compensation from the insurance company is R$1500.00 and can be as high as R$30.00, and currently, Itaú is the institution that offers the highest compensation.

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