Protect yourself from online fraud
How to prevent your online bank account becoming vulnerable to fraudsters
15 August 2012: Fraudsters are constantly looking for ways to illegally access on-line bank accounts and transfer money to their own accounts.
A common practice used by fraudsters to gain access to bank accounts is ‘phishing’. Typically this involves the fraudster sending a bogus email, using a bank or building society’s logo, to an individual asking them for confidential information relating to their account. Once they have this information, fraudsters are able to access the account and remove funds.
How to identify fraudulent emails
- No bank or building society will ever ask you to click on a link ‘to confirm your security details’ and submit confidential information such as passwords
- As a Nationwide account holder, any email sent from us to you will; address you by name and include your postcode at the top and bottom of the message
- Do not assume that because it has your bank or building society’s logo on it, that it is legitimate
- If you receive a suspicious email asking you to confirm the details of your Nationwide account, please forward it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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