Security and Privacy
Measures to Protect You From Scams
Maybank’s measures to protect you from scams
Your online banking security is a priority for us and we are constantly looking for ways to keep you protected. As scams continue to evolve, we must stay alert and look out for the signs to avoid becoming a victim of one. In consultation with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, we have implemented stricter measures to lower the risks of online fraud.
To bolster the security of digital banking services, we have implemented additional measures to prevent, detect and manage scam incidents. Click Frequently Asked Questions on the additional security measures to protect you against scams.
Suspend digital banking access in the event of a scam
As a Maybank customer, you have the option of suspending your digital banking access or changing your password.
Suspect that you’re a victim of fraud? Call our hotline at 1800-MAYBANK (1800-629 2265) or (65) 6533 5229 (Overseas) and press *1 or Option 4 in the main menu to suspend your Maybank2u online and mobile banking access immediately.
No clickable links in emails or SMSes from Maybank
Maybank has removed all clickable links from its emails and SMSes since 31 January 2022. If you have received a message from Maybank with a clickable link, it’s likely that the message is not legitimate.
Dedicated customer service teams to assist you with fraud and scam related matters
Call 1800-MAYBANK (1800-629 2265) or (65) 6533 5229 (Overseas) and press *1 to report any unauthorised transactions made to your account(s) and lodge a police report.
Default threshold to receive transaction notifications is revised to S$100
Transaction notification alerts have been set at $100 by default for all customers. You may log into Maybank2u Online Banking to change your default transaction threshold.
Delay of at least 12 hours to activate a new Secure2u digital token on a mobile device
As a security measure, you can only use Secure2u to authenticate transactions at least 12 hours after registration. You will be able to use the physical token to complete your transactions in the meantime.
Notifications will be sent to existing registered mobile number and/or email address if there is a request to update customer’s contact details
This is a security measure to verify that you have given the instruction to the bank to update your contact details. The alert will be sent to the mobile number and/or email address registered with the bank.
Additional security protection on transactions
Maybank has introduced a cooling period to perform selected payment transactions after a new payee has been added. The bank will also send you an email alert when there is a new browser or device login to your Maybank2u Online Banking to notify you in case of any unauthorised logins.