Have you received suspicious emails, calls, and text messages? Have you been scammed!? Frauds and scams have become easy business for some. Anyone can be caught unaware of a scam because criminals are always looking for new ways to bait potential victims.
This is why Commercial Bank (CB) constantly reminds its customers to follow the best practices to fight against all forms of scam attacks and has released tips on how you can be safe.
Scroll down for the #CBsafe tips and information on how to protect yourself from fraudsters and for you to enjoy a safe online banking experience with Commercial Bank!
The #CBsafe campaign is part of Commercial Bank’s commitment and ongoing initiatives to remind customers of the highly deceptive tactics fraudsters employ to steal personal information and money. The message of the campaign revolves around the catchy and memorable slogan 'Check. Stop. Report'.
Fraudulent emails may appear to come from a trusted business or from your friend, but are in fact, sent by imposters. These emails are designed to trick you into downloading a virus or jumping to a fraudulent website and disclosing sensitive information. A fake email normally has missing information, dummy links, spelling mistakes, and pressure or threats.
A bogus phone call uses vishing—or voice phishing—to deceive you into giving money or revealing your personal information. Vishing frequently involves a criminal pretending to represent a trusted institution, company, or government agency. Usually, such calls include the announcement of a prize win, promises of investment returns, and most often callers use unprofessional language and might pressure you to make an urgent decision.
Fake SMS or otherwise known as smishing or SMS phishing is the act of committing text fraud to try to get you into revealing account information by disguising as a trustworthy organization or reputable person in a text message. Smishing would urge you to take quick action and would normally direct you to a fake link. Don't fall victim to this!
Have you heard of an eSIM scam? Yes, this type of fraud is also common in Qatar. Commercial Bank warns you not to disclose any personal information to any unidentified caller asking for eSIM registration. For eSIM Registration, you must visit the verified website or the authorized outlets of your telecom operator.
Commercial Bank (CB) maintains strict security standards and procedures to prevent unauthorized access to information about you. In line with its constant efforts to protect customers from fraud and cybercrime, Commercial Bank also introduced CB Direct Notifications, which are interactive live alerts sent from Commercial Bank directly to the customer’s mobile in case of suspicious activity on your account. CB Direct Notifications guarantees:
Be cautious of these types of messages, calls, and emails. Contact Commercial Bank to report such incidents.
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Don't fall victim to scams! Follow the #CBsafe tips and suggestions above to protect yourself from all forms of scam attacks! Please share this article with your family and friends to keep them safe from scammers, too!
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