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ATM security


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

Card skimming


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

Online fraud


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

Shoulder surfing


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

Identity theft


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

Scams


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

Lost or stolen cards


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

SIM swap


Contact details

Telephone number
+27 (0)11 632 2226


Email
risk.online@fnb.co.za

Malware


What is a Trojan?

A Trojan is a software program that claims to do something useful but is actually malicious. Some banking malware is referred to as banking Trojans.

What can a Trojan do?

Some of the more sophisticated Trojans are called man-in-the-browser Trojans. These Trojans once installed wait for the user to enter their Online Banking session.

Once this event occurs these Trojans use html injection (a special technique to add fields to the webpage) to request confidential information from users. For example, when the user logs in they may be prompted for an additional field such as a card number and PIN. However, this request is from the Trojan and not the bank, but the user is not aware of this.

More sophisticated Trojans of this nature can 'bank' while you bank, creating additional payments during your banking session and preventing you from seeing any of the activity in the browser.

What have you learnt?

Once again users are generally tricked into installing these Trojans.

Remote access


It is the ability to get access to a computer or a network from a remote distance. The fraudsters use this method by accessing the computer and defrauding customers. Customers should never provide anyone with the ability to remotely access their devices.

When online


Do

  • Always type in the full website address, starting with https://
  • Memorise your username and password, never write it down or share it with anyone, not even with a bank official.
  • Choose an unusual username and password that are hard to guess and change them often.
  • Make sure your username and password cannot be seen when you enter them (shoulder surfing).
  • Inform the bank should your cellphone number change so that your cellphone notification contact number is updated on its systems.
  • If reception on your cellphone is lost, check what the problem could be immediately as you could have been the victim of an illegal SIM swap on your number. If confirmed, notify your bank immediately.
  • Only make purchases with your card on reputable websites with addresses that starts with https:// and look for the lock image on the toolbar.
  • Install a spam blocker on your system. This will ensure that fraudsters find it difficult to send you phishing emails.

Don't

  • Do not access the bank's website via Google search as it might lead you to a spoofed site.
  • Do not use web links that are saved under your favorites.
  • Don't use internet cafes or unsecure terminals (hotels, conference centers, etc.) to do your banking.
  • Never open suspicious or unfamiliar emails or attachments as these often contain harmful programs.
  • Never allow any website of a merchant to save your personal and banking details.
  • When the option presents itself, always remember to select 'No'.

SIM swap


You should:

  • Protect your personal, bank account and cellphone account information - also when you're online.
  • Immediately investigate when you notice that you are not receiving calls and messages.
  • Keep your phone switched on - otherwise you will not notice when your SIM card has been swapped.
  • Register for inContact so that you stay informed of all transactions on your account.

Guard against identity theft


Do

  • Store personal and financial documentation safely.
  • When destroying personal information, either shred or burn it.
  • Pay attention to account cycles so that you can identify when communications intended for you, have not reached you.
  • Verify all requests for personal information.
  • Report stolen ID or driver's license.
  • Install firewall and antivirus software protection to prevent a computer virus sending out personal information from your computer.
  • Request that sensitive documents be sent via registered mail or door-to-door mail.

Don't

  • Don't carry unnecessary personal information in your wallet or purse.
  • Don't give out personal information on the phone, fax or on social media platforms.

Digital fraud


Understanding digital fraud

Find out more about the types of digital fraud and how to guard yourself against fraudsters.

Identity theft


Protect your identity

Identity theft occurs when your ID or passport is stolen or when a false ID is created with your personal information through phishing or from social media sites. The aim is to get credit or loans using your information and pretending to be you.

Examples of personal information

  • ID
  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • Payslip
  • Municipal bill and merchant account statements
  • Bank statements

Below are guidelines to help protect yourself.

 

Online fraud


Preventing online fraud

FNB will never ask you to access your online banking through a link in an email.

Example of online fraud

Your PC is hacked or spy/malware is loaded onto your PC. Your key strokes are then monitored, including your password. This usually occurs after you have download software onto your PC from an unsecure website.

Below are guidelines you can use to protect yourself when using online banking and the internet.

 

SIM swap


Identifying SIM swaps

A SIM swap is the process of replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM card moving your existing cellphone number to the new SIM card.

Fraudsters perform a SIM swap of customers' cellphone numbers to obtain the One Time PIN (OTP) notification or any other notifications they could use to their advantage to defraud customers.

Below are guidelines to help protect yourself.