How many times have you received emails supposedly sent from your bank? These emails are sent requesting that you do one thing or the other. Majority of times, these emails are scams and fraudulent. They are sent to scam and dupe you and most times, many people fall victims to this. It is not good for you to continue falling victims to these scams. We will teach you in simple steps how to protect yourself against scam bank emails.
All bank users must be told that scammers are everywhere and they utilise whatever means available to them to dupe the gullible and ignorant ones. By showing you how to protect yourself against scam bank emails, we are equipping you on how to be safe and know what to expect. This knowledge will save you a whole lot of stress. Let us move on.
Furthermore, and very importantly, you should note the following:
- No bank will ever request your personal information by email. They would rather ask you to visit any of their branches around you to supply them if there is need.
- Your bank will not send you any link outside of the banks official website and links. That is why you must know your bank’s web address.
How To Protect Yourself Against Scam Bank Emails
To protect yourself against scam bank emails, please adopt the following measures:
- Never divulge your full Internet banking Access-code, Username and Password or your ATM PIN
- Never respond to an e-mail that asks for your confidential or personal security information
- Always verify the URL (Universal Resource Locator, that is, the web address) where you are entering your login details.
- Install and maintain anti-virus software
- Install and activate a Personal Firewall
- Keep your computer software up to date
- Finally, ensure you have your banks customer service contacts in case of any emergency situation.
If you fail to use this information on how to protect yourself against scam bank emails, do not blame ignorance. Knowledge is power, they say. Harness this power; share with your family. We would also love to hear your comments on the article. Thank you very much.