BDO warns of more online scams

BDO Unibank is warning clients about new online scams and reminds them that it will never send a warning message about account deactivation as banks do not deactivate accounts via email, text, or call.

In a statement, BDO added that they will never urge clients to click on links that lead to websites asking for personal information to verify their identity and prevent account deactivation.

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The bank advises clients to check the email sender’s address since scammers can change the sender name but not the email address. If the email sender’s address doesn’t end with @bdo.com.ph, it’s a scam email.

Clients should also double-check a link before clicking on it. Using a computer, clients can point their mouse cursor at the link to reveal the website address.

Using a mobile device, clients can “long press” a link to see a preview of the web page it goes to. “Remember, BDO will never send links to a web page asking for confidential information,” the bank said.

It also asked clients to be wary of the message as scammers try to alarm clients by informing them of an unauthorized transaction using their bank account.

They will include details such as total amount as well as date and place of purchase. BDO assures clients that it will never send this kind of message via text message and…

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