How to protect yourself against Cyber criminals?
In the age of technology, when innovative services are always available, it is important to exercise caution in using such services to protect against cyber fraud.
One of the most widespread forms of cyber fraud is phishing, which aims to obtain customer banking data fraudulently and conduct unauthorized financial transactions through remote channels. In a similar attack, cyber fraudsters may use an e-mail or phone call.
The message sent by cyber criminals typically looks like a message from a trusted source, including a bank, or any other organization or private individual whom you may be in communication with. The message often contains a link to a website having visual appearance similar to the existing one.
• When receiving an e-mail asking you to go to a link or open a file, carefully read the message and check the sender; never trust messages requiring you to take actions promptly or provide and/or confirm personal or banking information (e.g.: card number, user password, authorization code).
Cyber criminals also use fraudulent schemes via mobile phones/calls. Fraudsters may contact you on behalf of a bank or a familiar organization/person and may request confidential information (card number, user password or authorization code) during a telephone conversation to conduct an unauthorized financial transaction usually along with talking to you. Remember that:
• The bank will never contact you to obtain such data.
• You must always enter yourself the authorization settings and/or code numbers required on websites or applications authorized by the bank.
• Before entering your data, you must make sure that you are visiting a website authorized by the bank.
For detailed information on banking service security, please visit the ProCredit Bank website and Internet Banking initial link.