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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Guard Your Heart and Bank Account This Love Month

This Valentine’s Day, aside from guarding your heart, always remember to also protect your bank account against frauds. After all, what’s worse than getting your heart broken? Getting your bank broken into!

Guard Your Heart and Bank Account This Love Month
Guard Your Heart and Bank Account This Love Month

In case you missed it, in the U.S. alone, the Federal Trade Commission reported about 21,000 incidents, translating to financial losses worth USD 143 million in 2018 during Valentine’s Day.
So, here are some of our tips on how you can protect your bank account this love month!

Beware of Fake Websites

You may receive an SMS message from a delivery service provider informing you that a gift is on its way to you. The message might include your name, an order tracking number, and a link to a website. Then, it may also offer you a special gift if you will put in your credit card number.

If so, it’s safe to say that you’re being attacked by a scammer. Always note that a fake website always uses an exact replica of a legitimate and trusted company’s website.

Good thing, many companies, including BDO, have refrained from sending messages with website links. So, remember that BDO will never send you emails and SMS asking you to verify or validate your account. If you received a message like this, report it to ReportPhish@bdo.com.ph.

Never Share Your Personal Information
Never Share Your Personal Information

Never Share Your Personal Information

Anyone who is too trusting with people he or she meets online is a potential victim. So, always remember to never share your personal information like bank account usernames, passwords, or One-Time Passwords (OTP) no matter the nature and quality of your relationship with the person.

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Always be vigilant against scam

Scammers are scary and ruthless, as they will prey on anyone whom they sense could be vulnerable to their attacks. Good thing, you can always outsmart them for as long as you stay vigilant and protective of your personal information.

Do you find these tips helpful? If we missed something, comment down below to help others protect their bank accounts!

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