How to avoid scam with delivery app

Currently, there is an app for practically every need and that has its positive and negative side. In the meantime, looking for the best apps, and relying on the services where they are posted, we look for those that offer us benefits. And it’s hard to believe that 10 years ago they weren’t such an important part of our lives.

Whether it’s food delivery, cleaning services, rides, delivery of any type of product, entertainment, anyway, it’s hard to imagine any kind of service that isn’t done by an application. It is one of the most profitable businesses today. This market is always on the move and developing new products.

Unfortunately, as apps evolve and give more possibilities to the consumer, some new scams using apps are also emerging.


Yasmin Brunet recently reported on her social networks that she had been the victim of one of these scams. The scam happened when she ordered food through a delivery application and the delivery person charged 7.9 thousand reais on her card, when in fact it should have spent 77 reais.

Unfortunately, this was not an isolated case. In just one year, complaints about this type of fraud grew 186%, according to data released in late June by Procon-SP. In addition, there were 249 complaints against iFood, Rappi and Uber Eats between January and May 2021.

New scam

The so-called “machine blow” can happen in several ways. For example, another delivery person does the job; or a supposed call center contacts you to confirm the story; any excuse to charge a new fee. The curious thing is that the value can appear right on the machine or not at all. And precisely because of the immediacy of the order and the speed of payment, the consumer does not even realize that he was the victim of a scam.

How to protect yourself

As new scams emerge and people learn about them, they soon create ways to protect themselves from being victims. There are a few ways to protect yourself from this little machine hit. Some of them are:

1 – Avoid using the card machine. Whenever possible, pay directly for the app.

2 – Always follow the application screen. This is because there can be no extra fee charged if the payment has already been made correctly.

3 – If you are going to pay on delivery, carefully check the amount on the machine. Also, see if the machine itself is in good condition.

4 – Never pay for a delivery without first seeing the value that is on the machine’s display.

5 – Always type your password in a discreet way.

6 – As soon as you make the payment, confirm with the bank the amount charged for the service.

7 – Always be careful with suspicious calls and sharing personal information.

Why are real babies baptized so early?

Monarchy is the oldest form of government. And it is still the form of government in force in some countries. In this modality, the king/queen remains in office until death or even abdicates the condition, because the regime is hereditary.

Among the monarchies, several people have dreamed of becoming part of the British Royal Family . Royals exude power, elegance and a lifestyle to be envied by all. It ranks at the top of the most famous royal families in all countries. And it also has the most precious possessions, such as land, castles and even laws, which only apply to them.

People all over the world roll their eyes at them when something happens over there. Royal marriages, for example, or the birth of a new family member, always make everyone take an interest in them.


When a baby is born, it is customary for the parents to baptize the child. There is no “right” age to baptize a child. However, when the child is a real baby they need to be baptized very early. The reason for this is quite curious and is part of the various rules and protocols that royals have to follow.

The English royal family still lives the old traditions and must follow customs and some rules that we would never imagine. Believe it or not, they can’t enjoy all the privileges in the world or go out and do what they want.

Just as we have our rules to follow, so do they. And perhaps they should follow more rigidly than ‘ordinary’ people. Even because, the position of power they occupy is accompanied by great responsibilities full of rules and protocols that govern various aspects of their lives.


Real babies are usually baptized very early, before they are even three months old. They are baptized so early because of the famous traditional outfit they must wear to the ceremony.

All babies in the royal family are christened wearing the same Honiton lace dress. It is an exact replica of the play that Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter was named in 1841.

Since 1841, 62 royal babies have worn the dress, including the then Princess Elizabeth II. The future queen wore the dress at her baptism in May 1926.


It was Queen Elizabeth II herself who, in 2004, commissioned a replica of the play. She did this after considering that the original dress would be too fragile to continue to be worn by all her successors. For the replica of the dress to be ready it took nine months of work.

Precisely because it is a replica of the original dress, its size is very small. That’s why real baptisms are done very quickly after the babies are born so that they don’t get too big and don’t fit in the dress.