Protect yourself from Fraudsters

By Standard Bank | 25 Mar 2019 at 11:38hrs
Phishing
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 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 phishing@standardbank.co.za, thereafter delete the suspicious emails from your mailbox.
      
Always type www.standardbank.co.za in your web browser when you want to access our 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.

In the event that you have clicked on any of the links provided on the phishing email, contact the Fraud line immediately on 0800 222 050.     

Visit our security centre on www.standardbank.co.za for more tips on how to bank securely.     

Download the latest version of our app today and experience our new secure sign- in features.

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