Scammers are trying new ways to exploit your sensitive personal and account information.
To make sure you stay aware and can stay protected, here's some of the more common way scammers are targeting people:
- Phishing emails and phone calls impersonating entities. These include the World Health Organisation, government authorities and legitimate businesses such as travel agents and telecommunications companies.
- People receiving misinformation about the coronavirus, being sent by text, social media and email
- Products claiming to be a vaccine or cure for the coronavirus.
- Investment scams claiming coronavirus has created opportunities.
- Superannuation scams where the customer is asked to provide sensitive account information.
A reminder to all customers that whilst we do monitor accounts to ensure security, we will never ask you to supply information that allows us to access your accounts, card or external funds directly. If you ever suspect you’ve been targeted, end the conversation immediately, do not click on any links supplied and get in touch with us directly on 1300 004 863 to let us know and we can help ensure you and your account remains safe.
If you believe someone you know has been impacted by this, please be sure to share this information with them and take the necessary steps to secure their accounts.
Information sourced from scamwatch.gov.au