If you have been a victim of a recent data breach, following these simple tips will help you stay safe and secure.
Fraudsters often contact you pretending to be from the Bank, the Garda or companies your trust to convince you to divulge information or pay money out of your account and they can use sophisticated technology to make the number appear like it's a genuine number, not their actual caller ID
Never give out your Mobile banking App Activation codes and Passcode
Never give your full Anytime Banking PIN, full Anytime Banking password or Card Reader codes to anyone over the phone, even a caller claiming to be from your bank or the Garda
Never move your money to a 'safe/secure' account if asked to do so by someone saying they are from the bank or the Garda
If you receive a request to download software to connect to your computer, and you have not initiated the conversation with the company, decline to do so
If you receive a suspicious or unexpected call, always verify the caller using an independently checked phone number such as a contact number from our website.
If you are asked to do any of the above then end the call immediately
A common strategy fraudsters may use is to pose to be a known company that you may use and advise that you have overpaid a payment in the past and that you are owed a refund. The fraudsters would then try to get you to use your card reader to be able to process the refund.
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