• Online Taxi Applications

Smartphone’s and the galore of apps have changed the way we led our lives. Taxi booking apps have slowed down the traditional taxi business industry. Famous names like Uber, meru, and Ola have already shown the way to a beneficial means of private transportation.

To use these applications we need to register by providing our personal information which includes name, mobile number, and e-mail. This could cause a threat to the identity of women. While booking a taxi/cab our mobile number is shared to the driver to whom the trip is assigned. The driver may steal your mobile number and may misuse it.Smartphone’s and the galore of apps have changed the way we led our lives. Taxi booking apps have slowed down the traditional taxi business industry. Famous names like Uber, meru, and Ola have already shown the way to a beneficial means of private transportation.

  • Education Applications

Mothers always look for the best for their children. Some educational apps are tailored for high-school students, some for soon-to-be college graduates; some are more apt for those who provide an education. Educational Applications has got lot of attention among mothers. But locating the best ones is more difficult than you think.

Many applications offer free trial with informative content during the trial period. Once the trial period is over and they pay for the purchase of the application, the quality of the content degrades and the customer results in loss of money and feels cheated. A few reliable ones are Google class room, Class tree, Byjus App, Khan Academy, edmodo etc.

  • Banking Applications

With the development of Banking Applications, the banks process has become faster and more reliable and the record keeping and retrieval becomes much easier. Banking apps help users understand and analyze their spending habits on an annual, monthly and even daily basis. 

Women rely on banking applications for online transactions and payment for online shopping etc, with all its positive features that exists it has negative effect as well where cyber criminals can send email with link for transactions with logos/ texts resembling the legitimate bank websites.  When you perform transactions through these links the money will be directly transferred to the cyber criminal’s account.

  • Shopping Applications


Online shopping websites now possess mobile friendly applications to provide more ease to users. Social media is flooded with advertisements of different shopping applications with attractive offers.

Women get attracted with these offers for the products they showcase in the advertisements. They don’t even check for the privacy settings of these applications before they download. This can result in compromising your personal sensitive information stored in mobile phones. These applications can also cheat the customer with cheaper products than which was shown during the purchase.

  • Job Portals

Online job portal you will find all current vacancies and job offers worldwide. You can submit your job application through this job portal and ensure that your application gets immediate attention. A few renown job portal applications are Naukri, Times Jobs, Indeed, shine etc. as said earlier these can also cause threat to your identity.

Identity thieves scan through the prominent job sites to find people looking for change of jobs. They collect the keywords of your job search and make calls offering you fake job .They offer job related to the keywords you were browsing in job portals and gain your trust.

  • Chatting / Instant Messaging Applications

Nowadays e-mail/SMS/Instant Messaging(IM) are main communication media among women. It is hard to find anyone without using a smart phone. The mobile IM apps have overtaken the Short Message Service (SMS).

Beause of user friendliness of the IM apps Women tend to use Instant messaging apps. It can be used to call friends/family. It also allows group chats. Even though it helps you in many ways, there are many security issues. Your profile picture can be viewed and used by anyone. This can cause a threat to your identity. Mobile instant message (IM) applications such as WhatsApp, WeChat, and LINE etc. are widely used by everyone.

  • Travel and Hotel Booking Apps

Travel and hotel booking Apps occasionally, give you combo offers while booking flight tickets or hotels. Most travel companies offer a discount when you get your tickets done through their app for the first time. Another major benefit is that these travel apps often provide flight and hotel deals which are available exclusively to Apps.

Seeing the offers many book the travel tickets and end up with loss of money as there was no ticket/hotel booked in their name. There are a few reliable apps like make my trip, trivago, yatra, agoda etc.

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