Avoid becoming a victim and stay protected when you are online.
Cyber attackers design an e-mail scam and disguise themselves as an authorised, legitimate, or trustworthy entity or organisation to bait you. They will try to obtain sensitive information like usernames, passwords or account numbers through dubious means known as a phishing scam.
The attacks are designed intelligently to trick you into clicking on a malicious attachment or link, which looks like a legitimate link to a trusted website. Do not fall into their trap.
Remember, the Bank does not ask for sensitive information through email, phone calls or SMSs.
Did you know that your devices can be infected with malicious software that accesses your systems through the internet, email or USB sticks?
Protect yourself. Update your devices with the latest anti-malware programmes to prevent malicious software accessing your systems.
Stay alert! If you receive an email or a message that sounds too good to be true, then it is probably a scam.
Keep your personal computer and smartphone safe
Avoid being scammed! Do not click on a link or file in these emails or messages and do not send any money in order to redeem your prize. Instead, delete these emails and messages immediately.
Follow a few simple steps to keep your personal computer and smartphone safe:
- Update your devices with the latest software
- Choose a strong password
- Use different passwords for different accounts
- Do not share your passwords with anyone and change them regularly
- Back up your information to an external hard drive or on Cloud
Stay safe when online
Stay safe when using the internet for online shopping, social media and digital banking.
Make sure that:
- websites you are accessing are secure and that your privacy settings are set properly
- websites start with https and should have a padlock symbol
- you do not engage in online financial transactions over public wifi
- you log out when using devices that belong to someone else
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