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Beware of Fraudulent Bank Website

Beware of Fraudulent Bank Website
Defrauding Trick

Recently, members of the public have reported to the Police that they have received fraudulent SMS messages from bank claiming that a new payee has been added to their online banking accounts and urging them to check it up via a specific link if not so. By clicking the link, victims are directed to a fraudulent bank website where they are asked to input their bank account numbers and passwords. The victims only come to realise that they have been scammed when they receive notification for cash withdrawal and learn that their savings have been transferred out of their accounts.

Our Advice
  • When conducting transactions through online banking, members of the public are advised to access their banking accounts by typing the website address of the banks directly into the browser address bar, or through the mobile applications downloaded from official App stores. Do not access such accounts with the link provided in SMS messages.
  • If you receive suspicious SMS messages or hyperlinks purported to be sent from banks, contact the corresponding banks for verification proactively.
  • Do not download unknown mobile applications, or input any personal or bank account information into unknown mobile applications or websites;
  • Remind your relatives and friends to stay vigilant against deception;
  • If in doubt, call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” for enquiries.