BDO Unibank warned that scammers were stepping into high gear with their attacks as the country continues to observe the enhanced community quarantine.
“A prevalent scam has them posing as a bank personnel and urging clients to verify their bank accounts by clicking on a link. This link then opens a website that looks exactly like a bank’s official website. On this fake website, they trick clients into divulging their personal information,” the bank said.
Personal information includes account numbers, credit card information, online banking login details like usernames and passwords,and One-Time PINs. It enables scammers to use clients’ identities, gain access to their online bank accounts, and steal their money.
BDO Unibank said it would never ask their clients to verify their bank accounts. Legitimate bank officers, it said, will never reach out via SMS, call, email, or social media to ask for personal information for account validation.