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.

Suspend digital banking access in the event of a scam or fraud

As a Maybank customer, you have the option of suspending your digital banking access or changing your password.

You may 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.

Once the digital banking access is suspended, you will no longer be able to log in to Maybank2u online or mobile banking. to change your password.  

To re-activate your Maybank2u online and mobile banking access, you will need to visit any of our Maybank Singapore branches with your NRIC or passport. 

As an alternative to suspending your banking access, you may login to Maybank2u online banking and select ‘Settings’ > ‘Security’ tab > ‘Password’ to change your password.


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.