Criminals often use fake emails and fake websites to trick people into giving away their passwords and bank details. The technical word for this is 'phishing'.
Many of these criminals are very good at making their emails and websites look realistic. But you can often spot the fake ones with some careful examination.
Warning signs to watch out for
Email Challenge 1: Spot the signs of fraud
From: The Bank
We have detected a slight error in your account information, we notice an attempt to use your Visa debit card for online shopping from two different devices (a PC, a Laptop, a Tablet or a Mobile)
As part of our commitment to help keep your account secure we have detected an irregular activity on your account and we are placing a lock on your account for your protection. please follow the reference below to un-lock your account,
we are here to assist you anytime. Your account security is our priority. Thank you for choosing the bank.
Email Challenge 2: Spot the signs of fraud
From: The Bank Security Team
Thank you for registering your voice ID over the phone. Your Voice ID has been successfully registered into our banking system.
As part of these procedures we will be implementing our two-step authentication feature this will prevent unauthorised access to your account.
If you did not make these changes kindly visit the URL below to secure your account
Please note: failure to comply with this request can lead to temporary suspension of access to our online banking service.
The bank customer support team
SMS Challenge: Spotting a fraudulent text
Message from: The bank
The bank has noticed your debit card was recently used on 18-07-2020 15.59.03 at APPLE ONLINE STORE for $359. If not you please urgently call fraud prevention on 033333440547. Do not reply by SMS.
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