Bank warns about internet fraud

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia ,

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BEWARE: An example of the fraudulent emails being sent around.

BEWARE: An example of the fraudulent emails being sent around.

The Bank South Pacific is warning thousands of its customers about “phishing attacks” on internet banking. 

The warning is being circulated to its customers and has also been posted on its website and shared on social media. 

It was not possible to get an official comment from the bank yesterday. 

But according to the warning from the bank, “there are fraudulent emails targeting B.S.P customers that claim to be from B.S.P.

“These are from fraudsters trying to steal customer information.”

 The statement from the bank said, “the emails may look genuine but will contain links that can lead to a fake website that appears to be the B.S.P. Internet Banking Website. 

“The fake site is designed to collect banking credentials. Unsuspecting customers can login and give in personal information to fraudsters.” 

Customers are urged to be very careful when receiving emails from unsolicited sources.  “Bank South Pacific will never contact you via emails or text messages to verify your personal banking details,” said the statement. 

“The difference with this phishing email is that the email address has an additional alias as service@bsp.com.pg  which may seem genuine but this is not from BSP, the email address is not valid. The scammer is using an additional alias with his email ID kdeevela@kent.edu.

“If you receive such emails forward to Hoax@bsp.com.pg .”     

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