Beware of Fraudulent Emails - What is
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Have you been receiving e-mail asking you to part with
confidential information? Chances are someone is ‘phishing’for
your personal details!
What is Phishing?
a new form of online fraud. It starts with e-mail
messages that appear to come from sites you trust, like
your bank or credit card company asking you to update
your details. These messages will then direct you to
forged web pages where you will be prompted to part with
your credit card numbers, passwords or account
information, which will then be used to commit fraud in
fake web pages are designed to look like that of your
Bank, but are operated by fraudsters.
cyber crime gets more and more sinister, a little
caution on your part, while online, can save you a lot
more than just money. If you feel you have been a victim
of a phishing scam, you should immediately report the
scam to the company that's being spoofed.
identify phishing mails?
emails generally ask for sensitive account information
like Usernames, passwords, Credit Card numbers or PINs.
emails may contain content, which is bound to make you
react. For example, the email may have content which
would state. “Please click here to update your account
information in order to keep your Bank Account active.”
links will take you to a website which is unsecure i.e.
they start with http:/ rather than https:/
padlock at the bottom of the screen is missing.
fall for phishing
all unsolicited emails with caution. Banks/Major
organizations will never send emails that ask for
get an e-mail or pop-up message that asks for personal
or financial information, do not reply or click on the
link in the message.
type the URL address of the site you want to visit in
the web browser
e-mail personal or financial information. e-mail is not
a secure method of transmitting personal information.
Routinely review your credit card and bank statements.
suspect that you have become a victims of a phishing
attack and already have divulged your sensitive
information to fraudsters, please report to the
IMPORTANT SECURITY TIPS FOR SAFE
- Access your bank website only by typing the URL in the address
bar of your browser.
- Do not click on any links in any e-mail message to access the
- Usually Bank NEVER sends emails and embedded links asking you to
update or verify personal and security details. NEVER RESPOND to
such emails/phone calls/SMS.
- Do not be lured if you receive an e-mail/SMS/phone call
promising reward for providing your personal information or for
updating your account details in the bank site.
- Having the following will improve your internet security:
- Newer version of Operating System with latest security
- Latest version of Browsers (IE 7.0 and above , Mozilla
Firefox 3.1 and above, Opera 9.5 and above, Safari 3.5 and
above, Google chrome,etc.)
- Firewall is enabled.
- Antivirus signatures applied
- Scan your computer regularly with Antivirus to ensure that the
system is Virus/Trojan free.
- Change your Internet Banking password at periodical intervals.
- Always check the last log-in date and time in the post login
- Avoid accessing Internet banking accounts from cyber cafes or
- What is Extended Validation SSL?
Extended Validation SSL Certificates give high-security web
browser information to clearly identify a website’s organizational
identity. For example, if you use Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 to
visit a website secured with an SSL Certificate that meets the
Extended Validation Standard, IE7 will cause the URL address bar to
turn green. A display next to the green bar will toggle between the
organization name listed in the certificate and the Certificate
Authority (VeriSign, for example). Firefox 3 also supports Extended
Validation SSL. Other browsers are expected to offer Extended
Validation visibility in upcoming releases. Older browsers will
display Extended Validation SSL Certificates with the same security
symbols as in the existing SSL Certificates.