Security and privacy are important considerations in our daily lives. Many of us by now probably understand the importance of ensuring that the websites we visit are secure when entering data and also making sure that links in emails go to secure websites.
Phishing and Vishing
It is important to note that Bermuda Commercial Bank Limited (“BCB”) and its subsidiaries (together the “BCB Group”) will NEVER ask you for your personal information or account details via email, text, WhatsApp or any other electronic means. . If you ever doubt the legitimacy of any email claiming to originate from BCB, please contact Customer Experience at +1 (441) 295-5678 or forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. BCB is continuously working to ensure your security against phishing schemes.
What is it?
Phishing is a process used by fraudsters to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by pretending to be an email or message from a trustworthy organization such as your bank. They send these with the aim of tricking you into providing personal or security related information.
Phishing is usually carried out by email, text message or instant messaging (also known as Smishing) and often directs you to enter details at a fake website which looks almost identical to the real one, however some phishing scams are able to create pop-ups that appear whilst you are using a banking site.
Vishing is a type of phishing scam that happens on the phone. The word vishing is a combination of the words voice and phishing. Fraudsters will call mobile phones or landlines pretending to be from your bank in order to get your personal information or ask you to move money from your personal bank account. They may already have some of your personal information such as name or address to make them seem more convincing.
You may receive emails, directing you to websites that ask you to enter your personal information. The aim of many of these email scams is to take you to websites that may look like the genuine site but are in fact ‘spoof’, or fake, web sites. When you click on a link or enter your personal details, the information is sent to someone other than your bank or other service providers. This means that someone else may be able to access to your accounts.
You should also be cautious when receiving unsolicited phone calls from people claiming to represent your bank or another business, especially where you are asked to provide information about your login credentials or card details.
How to spot a phishing email
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