Scam cases continue to be on the rise.
In 2020 alone, there were 15,756 scam cases and S$268m being cheated, contributing to an alarming 65% increase in scam cases.*
Scammers are becoming more sophisticated and constantly coming up with new ways to find their next target.
At Maybank, your security is important to us. Let's stay alert and beware of these latest scams to protect yourself and your loved ones.
*Source: Singapore Police Force
Scammers claim to be from organisations such as Singtel, Ministry of Health or High Court.
Ignore the caller and hang up the call when you receive calls claiming to be from the government or bank officials, informing you that there are suspicious transactions in your account and request for your OTP over the phone. Always verify the authenticity of the call by calling the government or bank’s official hotline number. Do not share your banking credentials such as username, password, One-Time Password (OTP) or bank account details with anyone, including your family members and friends.
Bank accounts opened by you should be for your own use only. Do not grant access or accept transactions on behalf of another individual in return for cash rewards as these people may be using your account for illegal purposes. You are responsible for every transaction made through your bank account and you may be charged with money laundering should you receive monies into your account that are the proceeds of crime.
Beware of phishing sites that look similar to the original website. These sites often appear to be similar but have different URLs. Always type in the URL of Maybank website (www.maybank2u.com.sg) directly into the address bar of your browser. Be alert and do not proceed to authorise suspicious transactions.
To learn more about the different types of scams, please visit https://scamalert.sg/types-of-scams.
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