BDO Unibank Inc. cautions the general public to be careful of the information they share on social media as scammers lurk online to steal personal information, which they use to access online bank accounts and steal money. They can also use it to open new bank accounts.
BDO advises clients never to post documents with their full name, birthday, and other information that scammers can use to answer security questions on social media.
“Review your profile. Reconsider sharing your full name, birthday, education background, employment and other personal information. Choose the people who can see your posts. Social media platforms have privacy settings you can adjust to filter what others can see,” the bank said.
“Only add people you actually know, especially if you’re sharing personal moments like birthday celebrations, family photos, or professional achievements. Unfriend those you don’t really know,” it said.
BDO encouraged clients to report suspicious incidents to [email protected], or get in touch with its representatives by logging in Messenger and looking for BDO Customer Care with the blue verified checkmark from Facebook.