The hook, bait and catch of phishing: 10 tips to avoid getting scammed

Alertness of bank customers is as important as the security measures in place to evade phishing

OCBC Bank was contacted by some customers early this month who received phishing e-mails informing them that their credit card accounts had been "placed on hold".
OCBC Bank was contacted by some customers early this month who received phishing e-mails informing them that their credit card accounts had been "placed on hold". PHOTO: ST FILE

The phishers are out in force again, intent on scamming us out of our hard-earned cash - so it is vital to be wary if an e-mail lands asking for bank account information.

Phishing occurs when fraudsters obtain your personal and financial information such as account details or credit card numbers to perform unauthorised banking transactions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'The hook, bait and catch of phishing'. Print Edition | Subscribe