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Tips to avoid becoming the victim of Phishing scam

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You’ve worked hard to earn your money and keep it safe. Stay ahead of fraudsters and protect yourself from banking scams like phishing.

Phishing is an email scam where fraudsters send you an email and claim to be from a reliable organisation, such as a bank or an email service provider.

How does it work?

  • The email will attempt to trick you into supplying your account information, e.g. asking you to update or validate your account information by clicking on a link or an attachment in the email.
  • Once clicked, the link will launch a fake website that resembles a real website.
  • On the website, you will be asked to share your personal bank account information, such as your username or password for your online banking profile or email account, or even your cellphone number and bank card details.
  • You may receive a phone call requesting confidential information from the fraudster.
  • Any details you provide on the fake website are captured by the fraudsters and used to defraud you.

Tips to avoid becoming a victim of Phishing scam

  • Do not respond or click on the links within emails asking for your personal information.
  • Report suspicious emails containing links by forwarding them to your bank, thereafter delete the suspicious emails from your mailbox.
  • Always type your bank’s URL  in your web browser when you want to access their online banking site.
  • Always check that you are on a legitimate online banking site by checking for the padlock symbol and ‘https’ in front of the web address before entering any confidential information In the event that you.