What is Credit Card Scamming?

With the increasing number of e-commerce sites, online frauds are also on the rise. Unsafe websites are a common method used by fraudsters to lure vulnerable customers and get their information.

How can you protect yourself?

  • Shop only with reputed and reliable e-commerce sites. That way, you not only ensure good quality products but also high degree of safety when you transact.
  • Keep your anti-virus, anti-spyware spam filters, and secure firewall up-to-date.
  • Avoid putting your account-related details in a pop-up window, it may be a trick to capture the confidential information.
  • Confirm that the website is secure before submitting your bank details or other sensitive information. Check the following:

    If the address bar is visible, the URL should start with 'https://' ('s' for secured) rather than the usual 'http://' and there should be a padlock in the address bar. If these are missing, it means your personal data is not being encrypted prior to transmission; it could be stolen by other parties.

    If the address bar is not visible as in our Internet Banking website, look for a lock icon on the browser's status bar. You can check the level of encryption, expressed in bits, by hovering over the icon with your cursor.

  • Understand privacy policies, so that you know how they process and store your information
  • Do not use a public computer for online shopping
  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi