Have you ever been in a situation where the search “awoof” (freebies) landed you in trouble?
Firstly, I’d always heard it said that “awoof dey run belle,” but experience really is the best teacher I guess.
On this fateful day, I needed to pay my DSTV subscription. Upon searching online, I found a website offering a 20% discount on payments. “Ahnahn, see free money.” If only I had known village people were after me.
I quickly entered the website as a sharp guy. inputted my card details and paid for the bouquet I wanted and got debited. I felt great. Above all, it was in that moment that I realised it actually feels good to know you got a better deal than the seller. The world was quite great, until…
I started getting a series of consecutive debits on my account. Huh? I live in Meiran, Lagos State to be precise, why am I getting debited in Dubai? Ah, awoof!!! I had fallen prey to a scam website. My account was completely drained that day.
Perhaps you’re hearing of VTpass sub-account for the first time and you’re wondering, “what’s this one again?” Not to worry; in this article, we would explain what it is and how you can use it.
What is Sub-Account?
VTpass API Sub-Account is a segregated account nested under the main (initial) account which was created on VTpass platform. This feature is to ensure restriction and make sure only the admin (the API agent) have access to perform transactions on the main account.
As an organization that partners with VTpass through the use of our API, we understand different departments require access to your account for various purposes hence there is always the risk of unauthorized transaction(s) been carried out.
That is why we created the Sub-Account feature which allows you to have sole control over transactions happening on your account even as different people might have access to it.
This strengthens your account security while at the same time allowing people within your organization to have access to the account for other reasons.
Here are what the Sub-Account can only be used for:
View wallet top-up history
Generate wallet report
In essence, the sub-account cannot be used to carry out any transactions without your permission. If you are yet to create a sub-account, we advise you to do so immediately. Here’s how:
How to Create a Sub-Account
Log on to www.vtpass.com
Click on login and fill in the Email and Password for the main account
Click on manage sub-accounts
Fill in the name, phone number, email and password for the sub-account and then click ADD
Doing this, you have successfully created a sub-account. This means when a person needs to access the platform for whatever purpose all he/she needs to do is;
Log on to www.vtpass.com
Click on login and fill the new login details
At VTpass, we care about your business growth and safety. Take advantage of this feature now to protect your account.
So you mistakenly lost your VTpass password and want to recover it? No shame in that, it happens even to the best of us. The tiny little digits that keep many of our digital activities safe are pretty easy to lose or forget. It’s worst when you use numerous passwords online.
Passwords can be annoying but we can’t do without them. One must simply learn how to keep them safe and how to recall them easily when needed. No one wants a hacker on their trail, that can be scary.
That’s why at VTpass, we made it exceptionally easy for you to get a new password when you forget or lose your current one. Before we dive right into that, you should take a look at 3 simple ways to keep, and never lose or forget, your passwords:
Ok, this may seem like a lot of work, but trust us it works. If you have a hard time remembering all your passwords, simply writing them down in a small jotter you always carry with you, or neatly saving them in your phone’s using a Notes app, can go a long way.
We recommend a Notes app simply because it is easier to copy and paste and accessible at any time.
2. Use Password Managers
Tech has made life easy, and when it comes to passwords, even easier! If you don’t like the idea of noting your passwords, simply make use of a password manager. Password managers are applications that allow you to stores passwords and retrieve them at any time, just like Google Password Manager.
All you have to do is create a master password only you can remember as your password to your password manager. Whenever you create an account doing any online activity, simply store your login details in your password manager. You can download a password management app from Google PlayStore or AppStore.
3. Re-use passwords on similar web activities
Yes, we agree that it is wrong to use a password more than once, but it’s actually easier to remember a password is you are using it to secure two or three online accounts that are related. We are talking about using one password for your emails (maximum of three), one password for your social media accounts (max of three), etc.
When you use one password on related web activities, it is easier to remember. However, never use a password for more than three related web accounts. When it comes to online payments, banking, and wallets, etc, never reuse a password!
So what do you do when you lose or forget your VTpass password? The answer is to simply reset your password! That easy. You cannot retrieve a lost or forgotten VTpass password, but you can always reset it to a password you can remember.
To reset your VTpass password, follow these steps;
A new password will be sent to you via mail and SMS with instructions on resetting your password. Follow the instruction in the mail or SMS sent to you to successfully reset your password. We advise you change the password to the one you can easily remember after you login.